Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Oh. Wow.

Dear Gentle Readers,

Larry Correia is a very large, very kind goober -- during this years LibertyCon, he had me take a bow in an auditorium full of people.

At the same LibertyCon, Peter Grant and his wife did the same thing to me in a discussion panel they were putting on.

My lady has been noodging me fairly firmly, as has OldNFO.

Those of you whom I have spoken to in the paint have likewise been prodding buttock.

So.

As of ten minutes ago I have signed a contract with a publishing house for two books:  one of law enforcement stories, and a second of Africa stories.

If you'll pardon me, I'm going to go breathe into a paper bag, and then I have to write.

Thank you, all.  I think.

LawDog

106 comments:

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

Good for you, Sir.
There are lots and lots of us out here in readership land waiting for (no pressure, really) more of what you write about so well. It's good to see that the Nudging has worked.

Rich in NC

Brig said...

Good News! Tis a very good sign when other writers encourage you onward.
Have so enjoyed the stories on your blog.

TotC said...

Congratulations, I for one will throw money your way when it becomes proper to do so.

pediem said...

Where do I send the money?

Congrats!!!

Snarkatron said...

Yay! You listen to Larry. He knows his funny. And also listen to Dorothy. You'll live longer ;-) I do hope Pink Gorilla Suit and Copilot vs. Something Angry in a Sack make the editorial cut. In a just world, those stories would be carved on a cliff face like the exploits of Darius for the edification of posterity.

DaddyBear said...

Outstanding!

Old NFO said...

'Bout damn time! :-)

Ygolonac said...

YAY!


gimmegimmegimmegimmegimme

:D

AeroPundit said...

That is great news. Put me down for one of each!

richard mcenroe said...

That'll teach you.

Mike said...

Hip hip!

HOORAY!!!!

Can't wait to read them, my friend!

Spike said...

I'm shoving a fist full of bills at the screen, but nothing is happening yet...

I can't wait!

Haendler said...

Congratulations!!!!

Ross said...

Turnabout is fair play! It's because of YOU that I bought some guy's self-published first book. Let me think... something about Monster Hunters, wasn't it?

No good deed goes unpunished. I eagerly await news of the publication of your books so I can throw money at you.

Jet said...

Hooray! Finally! Can't wait. I've been reading your blog for quite a few years now and really enjoy your stories. I grew up in South Africa and now live in England and your writing really resonates with those parts of my memory.

Congratulations and don't keep us waiting too long.
Jet

Farmmom said...

About damn time!!!!! I can wait because I get to hear your stories from time to time in person. But it won't be patiently! I am so happy for you! Congrats my dear! *stashes money now for Law Dog books* Now type monkey type :D

On a Wing and a Whim said...

You're welcome, Lawdog. And congratulations!



Ted said...

YES!! Lawdog, you have made my day. The only way to make this news better is to tell me your scribings will be available on Nook.

Farm.Dad said...

Wait!!! You tell stories ???? dayummmm who knew ?

Seriously though congrats on making the next step .

Peter said...

I told you we were going to get on your case when we moved to your town. Guess all the prodding paid off at last!

:-)

Good for you, buddy.

Gearld said...

LD Great!! I have no doubt you will be very successful. I've never had the pleasure or honor of meeting you in the real world but have heard your stories since the the days of the Rysher Boards.
The only way this could be better is if you have photos of your adventures to include.
G

phlegmfatale said...

I'm proud for you. I think you'll be glad you did this.
:)

RVN11B said...

I will have to practice patience once again. But I know it will be worth it!

Bravo!

Auntie J said...

ICKEY SHUFFLE! I'm so excited I could plotz.

And the day job is me plunking away as a freelance editor, so that ought to tell you something.

JIGGETY!

Keads said...

Congratulations!

Gopher said...

Out-effin-standing!
Where do I send the check?

Imamontanalady said...

Hurray! Congratulations! Best of luck to you! I can't wait to buy them!!

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Yay! Law Dog stories! Good on ya, Mate!

aepilot_jim said...

WOOT1

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Gerry

Chas Clifton said...

Definitely looking forward to these!

MAJ Arkay said...

Woo Hoo!!! So looking forward to buying anything you write.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Another Jonathan said...

PLEASE TAKE MY MONEY!

No, seriously, I'm really excited about this. I know these are going to be great. And we will all wait patiently for it, although that isn't gonna be easy!

Roger Ritter said...

All right! I've been collecting the stories you've posted into a single text file, but it will be nice to have an official copy! Write quickly!

RHT447 said...

Bully! They say that when an old man dies, some where a library burns. Fair winds and following seas to you sir, and press on.

Richard Tengdin said...

And just for a bonus Oleg shot a wonderful portrait for the back cover.

Jon said...

Squeeeeeee!!!!!!!

I mean, congratulations, dear sir. Disregard my deranged fanboi "squee" of delight. We'll just need to know where to send our money. :D

Anonymous said...

What FarmMom said:
Type monkey type!

THOTpolice
Have you turned in a thoughtcrimnial today?

Anonymous said...

Dadgumit, between you, Peter, Marco, and Larry, I will never get my credit card paid off!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Please sir, will there be illustrations? Surely you know a good illustrator who could collaborate with pictures of Nigerian officials, honey badgers, Pinky, and the all too true to life denizens of Bugscuffle.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Congrats.

Wraith said...

This is going to be entirely composed of awesome. I'm buying multiple copies for gifting purposes.

Anonymous said...

Made my day! Can't wait to buy them both.

0007 said...

Might I suggest you consider Chris Muir as a possible illustrator for your books?

Peter O said...

Excellent. Money shall be prepared.

pdwalker said...

*hurmph*

'bout time!

Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Mirabile visu! Wonderful to behold!
So, how long before I'll be holding these 3" thick tomes?
:-)

Ulises from CA

Elizabeth said...

YES!!
So, no pressure, when do you need a beta reader?

Jon said...

...this means I will have to wait longer for another dose of Lawdog... worth it.


😎

Jon said...

...this means I will have to wait longer for another dose of Lawdog... worth it.


😎

Quirel said...

REJOICE!

Will you be keeping the pseudonym, or publishing under your own name?

timtitan said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to read your published work.

Dave said...

Sweet! And we just bought two bookcases! Glad to see you are going to be writing.

Anonymous said...

Another long time reader agreeing with the other 54 commenters. Will pony up the bucks for my and gift copies when the time comes.
V/R JWest

EgregiousCharles said...

Yay!

Monkeywrangler said...

Yippee!! Cue the frantic clapping and cheering! Please keep us all in the loop on publication dates etc.

Anonymous said...

Heh. This is what happens when you spend too much time around writers. :)

Congrats and well done!

Alma/TXRed

Tirno said...

I got Kelly's book quite a while ago.

I had to shift books around to make a Larry shelf next to my two Pratchett shelves.

I have a complete Peter set.

I've been waiting for you to round out the set, 'Dog.

Rebecca said...

So glad to hear you are writing books!

Anonymous said...

+1

Xander said...

Fantastic!! I've been waiting for this announcement for nearly ten years now. Looking forward to reading them both!

Rick Street said...

I can hardly wait

Educated Savage said...

Where do I send the money?!

TAKE MY MONEY!

Aesop said...

Be still, my beating heart!

Based on your prior output of both genres online, this has about as much chance of success as mining for gold at Sutter's Mill, or drilling for oil in Texas.

I hope you have half as much fun writing two books' worth of stories down as your readers here and to come will have reading them.

Best wishes, and get on with it, sir.

BadFrog said...

Outstanding. My otherwise crappy day has just been filled with joy.

p2 said...

'bout time!!! i've already cleared a space for them on the bookshelf!

Comrade Misfit said...

I have been waiting for this for years, LD.

Get thee to scrivening!

I'll be looking for the "pre-order" link.

Ken said...

I think this is where I'm supposed to say, "Shut up and take my money!" Congratulations, and well nigh high time. :-)

Judy Teeter said...

What they said!

Suisan said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

*cough*

Uh, excuse me .... where's the pre-order link? I wants to gives you mah moneez! Like NOW.

Whaaaaaa?

I have to wait for you to write the manuscripts?

Well, bless your fuzzy blue heart . . . WRITE ALREADY!

Seriously, congratulations on the contract, I hope the Police stuff is published first - most folks ain't going to believe half the shyte -- but your fellow LEOs like me and the hubby will! IT might even become a primer for Southern Law Enforcement Academies! Now, now, I'm not dissing your "African" tales - those are a hoot too - but I am just a sucker for tales that start with, "You Ain't Going To Believe This..."

Scout26 said...

[scrolls down]

[scrolls up]

[scrolls down again]

[scrolls up again]

Where's the damn "Pre-order/Pre-pay now for Autographed copies" button(s) ???



P.S. I have several of my former soldiers that currently work in LE. Will you offer quantity discounts on case lots?

Anonymous said...

This is excellent news for all of us! I've been a cop for 12 years and I love your stories. I lived in Nigeria (Maiduguri and Jos) when I was a kid and I love your stories. Please publish your stories!!!

Unknown said...

When can I pre-order both? Geoff Who likes your work and wants MORE!

Tim said...

Outstanding News! Thanks LawDog! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I am looking forwards to it!

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Been waiting for this news since THR ca. 2006.

Now I'm REALLY waiting !

.45ACP+P said...

As I have enjoyed your stories and hoped for more, this is great news!

Jason said...

I've been reading The Lawdog Files on forums long before you started this blog. I've been waiting for books for a very long time. I'll be buying several copies of each.

Chris in SE TX said...

Outstanding!!! Best news I have heard in a while. I can't wait to buy & read them both!

GaryM said...

Excellent news fair scribe! The citizens of Bugscuffle come to life in the printed word, and we need to know more about Little Squeek as well.

Thank you in advance for what we all know will be some fine tales.

Anonymous said...

Ooh Rah

waepnedmann said...

Yes!
Good news to start the day.

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Retired Spook said...

What a relief!!!! Now I won't get the infamous eye-roll that occurs every time I start a conversation with The Boss with the words "so, Lawdog wrote..." She can read them her own damn self.

Well, she can as soon as you get them written, and I can acquire copies.

Noah said...

Long time lurker.

It's about darned time.

:)

MattB said...

Thank you in advance for this great news. Can't wait to get my copies!!!

Wombat said...

Just let me know when and where I can get them! I'd break out the Hallelujah Chorus if I had a copy. I'd dance if my legs worked. I will await the books with great anticipation. I must spread this good news to family and friends. Thank you, Lawdog, for giving in to your fans.

HeroHog said...

As long as I can get an E-lek-tronic version with fonts that can be sized fer da eyez I am SO down for one each!

ThankYew!ThankYew!ThankYew!

Heather Rauschenberger said...

FINALLY!!!! I am drooling in anticipation! Pink Gorilla Suit and the 19yo kid who drunkenly sang Hank Jr. and Buster the rooster-killing Chihuahua better be in there! Oh, the joys of your blog to hold in my hot little hands. I can hardly wait. Time to stash some dough away so I can throw money your way when the time comes. Bless you, dear Sir!

Sybil Ludington said...

Hoping against hope that perhaps at least the "African Tales" will have photos. Squeaker really needs to have his photos shared. I understand photos might be a legal problem for the LawDog parts. I'm glad you're coming out with books!

Handlebar said...

Well congrats there Law Dog. And...I extend also my sympathies to you... :)
I know the read will be great!

kelly burgess said...

Well Done !

Anonymous said...

TAKE MY MONEY! All of it! The Monez are yerz! Please?

Seriously though, I cannot wait to get these stories. Will there be dead-tree versions & electronic?

Robin Bobcat said...

Woo! Can't wait! Oprah's book club ahoy! Take no prisoners!

Eric said...

Yes, please!

Hawk said...

Hooray!! Also when its time for Audiobook format, you ll need to do the narration.
Unless we can get the right people to do it as a radio drama.

Sharon said...

Will try to have patience. HURRY

ASM826 said...

We want signed copies of the first edition!

loren said...

About damn time. see if you can do a better job of letting us know than you do posting on your blog.

Muriel said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!! We are all aquiver.

Once these are published, my holiday gifting needs for the next year are totally covered. :-)

WebFoot Logger said...

Yes!

Now I have to buy when they come out . . . I presume there will be announcements of title, etc to follow?

Anonymous said...

That's Great! hmm where is the click here to order button?

woerm/thr

Scott said...

The "pre-order your Autographed Copy NOW!" button seems to be missing. ;)

You need to shoot that stupid reCAPTCHA, I had to go through something like 6 freaking screens before it accepted that I was a living creature. And I've had my caffeine today.

Scott_S said...

FINALLY!!!

Max Drive said...

Thanks to the wonders of Social Security and a Skilled Nursing Facility I must start saving as much as possible from my $50 a month now. As soon as pricing is determined I need to know so I can decide whether or not to forgo my annual wardrobe update (new pair of shorts). You publish, I will purchase.
Blasted thing doesn't want to accept my ID.
Max Drive