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March 22 , 2003

My apologies for the delay in updating both here and at the Sci-Fi Online Community. Lots has happened over the past four months. First off, I've become engaged to a wonderful young woman. While that relationship and the planning of the wedding has pulled me away from some of my usual online duties, I have a ton of writing-related news as well. So read on.

And of course, you may want to know that "Faith in the Past," the third Fairlight novel is now out in full force. If you haven't picked up your copy, I encourage you to do so by clicking here. There's also a link for the hardcover edition from that page.

Read on for the rest...


Chance Encounters | iU Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community |

You may have noticed that the old Chance Encounters community is now finally all the way gone. But that's okay. That's why I'm running the iU Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community. So make sure you check it out. With the recent changes in my life, I haven't updated it much since the beginning of the year, but that is changing with this month. I've got several new articles going up by March 23.

New articles will include (each penned by me):

Looking Forward

POD and Me

Sci-Fi Goes Mainstream? Part 2

A Sci-Fi Writer's Bookshelf

If you haven't yet been to the new community, I encourage you to check it out.



Last year, I attended the Pikes Peak Writers Conference and wrote a "wrap up" article that can be found in the Article Library at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community.

This year, I volunteered to run the Friday Afternoon Read & Critiques and became a regular attendee of the conference steering committee. One of the hot topics this year was that of POD. Thanks to an article I wrote (that will soon be reprinted at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community) and a little networking, I was asked to join the conference faculty this year and sit on an alternative publishing panel. Instead of paying to go to the conference this year, I get paid.

The panel I'm sitting on takes place on the last day of the conference (Sunday, April 27). All three of my Fairlight novels will be in the conference book store and it is also possible that I will be doing a signing sometime after the panel. If not, I'll be happy to sign any of my books that sell. Just hit me up in the hallway!

Again, I strongly encourage any writers to attend the conference and I hope to see you there!


Online Stores

The coolest thing at the stores right now is the Fairlight Calendar. You've got to check this thing out... Each month gets a different character and I've done brand new art for many characters previously not seen on any book cover. Even though we're already into March, this calendar is really worth it for the rest of the year. Pick one up today!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the online stores:

CFTF Online Store:
HFT Online Store:
FITP Online Store:


Chance for the Future & Hope for Tomorrow

Sometimes a character just won't die...
Nik Tavarone is even more popular than ever. Not only did he made it onto the cover of "Faith in the Past," we also get to see how he and Chance met for the first time in that book. And that's not the only place Nik's showing up these days.

Saint Nik
Over the holiday season and in conjunction with the trade paperback release of FITP, a brand new short story featuring Nik Tavarone and Faith debuted at on December 2, 2002. The story is called Saint Nik. It has a holiday theme and takes place right after the events in Faith in the Past. This story has never been available and will be exclusive to my website. I hope you'll come back by for a read. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Riot Act
Also, Riot Act, another short story featuring Nik Tavarone, is now featured in an anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short fiction entitled blabhal.

Riot Act tells the story of Nik's internment in a cleansing camp and the events that ultimately lead him to join up with Chance and the resistance. Unlike Taking Chances, which was made into a booklet and distributed at my author events and signings, Riot Act has not yet been made available to my readers. It is exclusive to this collection, so you'll want to pick up a copy of this anthology. You'll also be able to check out a lot of other great modern speculative fiction voices at the same time. I'm excited about this opportunity to be included with many of my peers in this collection.


Faith in the Past

Get your copy today!
The trade paperback edition of Faith in the Past is now available directly from the publisher's website. And guess what? The cover price is one dollar less than the other two books! Only $19.95! I couldn't have been more surprised or pleased by that news.

Special Hardcover Collectors Edition of Faith in the Past
special hardcover Collectors Edition is also now available exclusively through the publisher. The cover price of the hardcover Collectors Edition is $29.95. Get yours today!


Upcoming Projects

And now the usual updating of projects. Much has changed since the last time so check it out.

One of the Girls
I'm into chapter 20 now (out of 28) and moving ahead at full speed. I'm furiously trying to get a polished draft complete by the Pikes Peak Writers Conference as I hope to pitch it to an agent or editor there and gain some traditional publishing interest.

Travel Tips for Every Day
All of the tips have been gathered and I'm probably halfway through
with fleshing it out. It's on hold, however, until at least May of this year.

The Crockett Chronicles
Chris and I have drawn a line in the sand. We're not going to let any new Crockett exploits derail us from writing the stories we've already mapped up. Anything new will have to go into a sequel or second edition of this book.

Life is But a Dream
I hate to leave this one this far down on the list, especially since I've got some potential agent interest. However, with all the other projects on my plate, I have little choice. I'd like to sit down and write the whole thing, but I'll probably put it into a proposal at this point so I can shop it around by the end of the year.

New Untitled Series: Book One
Yep. I've got another idea I want to explore and hope to get agent/editor interest in before I go back to writing Fairlight books for self-publishing /on spec. I can't say any more at this point.

Faith Restored
I actually wrote the first part of chapter one already, hoping I might include something from this book as a teaser in FITP. However, I didn't want to get tied to what I wrote, especially since I probably won't even get around to plotting or writing Faith Restored until late this year. However, the story for FR is tied very tightly to FITP so I don't expect it to languish very long.


God bless and thanks again for your support and readership!

Paul M. Carhart
Author, The Fairlight Novels