Space Opera With a Twist

An Author’s Christmas

I’ve just noticed that another year has flown by without warning ­­– in two weeks, we’ll be celebrating Christmas 2016! And what a year it’s been. I’ve taken early retirement from my day job to write full-time, managed to release three new novels without going insane, and reentered the home renovation hobby (not that I had a choice, but I’m pretty pleased with my work so far). In fact, I’ve taken up the reno torch to the point where I’ve resolved to re-do one or two rooms per year until I’ve upgraded our entire house. My health has significantly improved, as has my physical fitness and thanks to a reorientation of my diet, along with my daily hour of cardio training, my weight is going down for the first time in years.

Blogging will be light over the next few weeks – even full-time writers enjoying the ‘work from home’ lifestyle need to take a break now and then, but I suspect I’ll keep plugging away at the first draft of A Splash of Blood, which is now a little over half-way done. Provided things work out as planned, it should hit the virtual shelves by the end of February.

If you enjoy my books and would like to give me a little Christmas cheer, consider leaving a review on Amazon. You have no idea how much a few kind words mean to an author who gets no other feedback. It also encourages me to write more adventures involving the characters you’ve come to love. If you’ve already done so, thank you!


  1. A. Lee Ripley

    Merry Christmas, Eric!! Can’t wait to read more from you in the New Year. 🙂

    • Eric Thomson

      All the best for Christmas and the New Year to you as well. Remember that I have a box of books waiting for your next visit 🙂

  2. chryskelly

    Hi Eric, commenting here because its your most recent entry. I’ve just finished your Siobhan Dunmoore trilogy and really enjoyed it.

    I took a look at your other series, but its not really my thing. When it comes to military space opera, I like female ship captains.

    I’m just wondering if you have more SD books planned, and if you have a newsletter so I can get an email when they are realised.

    Happy holidays and good luck with the home renovations.

    • Eric Thomson

      Very glad you enjoyed Siobhan!
      There will be more SD adventures. Number 4 is under development and should come out around early summer 2017. I don’t have a newsletter, but you can follow my blog and get updates on my books, publication dates, etc. emailed to you.
      Happy holidays to you as well.

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