I’m Going To Be A Dad (Again)

7 Nov

Hi, everyone

Some of you know (or guessed) this already, but for those of you who don’t …

My wife and I are currently expecting our second child. The predicted due date is 12th December (which puts him within eleven days of Eric’s birthday) but obviously the baby could make his appearance at any time. This is, obviously, going to throw a crimp into my schedule – I’ll be taking around 5-6 weeks off work while we get used to having a new baby in our lives.

My current plan is as follows:

November: Cat’s Paw/The Promised Lie. (Which title sounds better?)

December: Alassa’s Tale (Novella – SIM 14.5)

February: The Zero Equation

I’m not sure what’s going to follow afterwards. I do intend to write Invincible (Ark Royal 12) and The Princess in the Tower (SIM15) reasonably quickly, but there’s a decent prospect of a contract to write Kat Falcone 6-8 sometime in the next few months. I also intend to write book 5 of A Learning Experience, as well as a stand-alone fantasy novel and a couple of other new concepts. But we shall see.

Please remember us in your prayers <grin>.


37 Responses to “I’m Going To Be A Dad (Again)”

  1. David K Matthewson November 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    Congratulations to all!!

  2. iheartdeer November 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Congratulations Chris! Here’s praying for a smooth rest of the pregnancy, a quick and easy delivery, and a healthy baby and mom. That’s an awesome early Christmas present!

  3. Robert L. Smith November 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Congratulations! Good a time as any to say how much I appreciate your novels, and maybe even more your posts.

  4. GA Patriot November 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Good for you dude!

  5. Yanai Z Siegel November 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    Congratulations! Remember, sleep is optional!
    Best wishes for your entire family.

  6. Bob Imus November 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Congrats! Two are even better than one!

  7. Derek Knox November 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm #


    Didn’t see Graduation Day on that list, does that mean it’s finished?

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard November 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

      Yep, it’s finished (except that there may be more edits).

    • chrishanger November 8, 2017 at 11:56 am #

      It’s having the second edit now.


  8. Pyo November 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm #


    Hope everything goes well.

  9. Wazman November 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

    Congratulations to you and your growing family. You all will be in my prayers.

  10. Daniel November 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    Well good on you.
    What’s the new little ones name?

    As to books. Kay Falcone is fun. And back to A Learning Experiance is also something I’d like to read.

  11. Danna Micoletti November 7, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

    reminds me of this Stargate SG1 clip with Adam Baldwin. Miracle of Birth. Congrats!!! and as Yamai said Sleep Optional!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnZW5UKo_6U

  12. rwahrensRobert Ahrens November 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm #


  13. Stefano Pistoia November 7, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    Best wishes for your new child and fot your family : )

  14. George Phillies November 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    Best wishes. George

  15. Clarke November 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

    The promised lie – might interest people who haven’t read the first book and don’t know cat.


  16. Jensebaum November 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Congratulations and my best wishes!

  17. Dan November 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    So first congratulations on your soon to be born! Also I like cats paw just like the ring to it and this is the second book in the series so it fits.

  18. Linda Robinson November 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    Wishing everyone happiness with the new bundle of JOY!!!!!

  19. Rex Wiederanders November 7, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    Wow, what great news. Thanks for letting us know!

  20. SithicusPL November 8, 2017 at 12:24 am #


  21. David Bennett November 8, 2017 at 1:46 am #

    Exciting times! Congratulation to you both. Looking forward to A Learning Experience, it was far more enjoyable than expected, particularly enjoyed the last book in the series. Good luck and best wishes

  22. Joe November 8, 2017 at 1:48 am #

    Congratulations to the family!

  23. PhilippeO November 8, 2017 at 2:59 am #


  24. Jas November 8, 2017 at 3:48 am #

    Congratulations Chris, and best of luck to you all, kids are the best thing in the world and make life worth living, so all the best to You and the Family Mate.
    By the way Dec the 8th is a great day for a birthday *GRIN*

  25. G November 8, 2017 at 4:49 am #


  26. Mark Møllegaard November 8, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    That happened to the royal sorceress series

  27. ioriangel November 9, 2017 at 2:39 am #

    Congratulations! May the stars be with you, god know you’ll need all the sleep you can get.

    • chrishanger November 12, 2017 at 9:00 am #

      Sleep? What’s sleep?

      (And I really wish that was a joke )


  28. Kell November 10, 2017 at 5:49 am #

    Is cats paw an sim or zero series? Cats paw sounds better

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard November 10, 2017 at 5:57 am #

      Catspaw is set in the Bookworm universe not SIM or Zero.

  29. Jared November 21, 2017 at 1:57 am #

    I am listening to the audiobook infinite regress, and in the book Emily thinks there is plenty of time to deal with Fulvia. But she waited to long. LOL and now she’s dealing with Fulvia’s machinations and struggling to catch up.
    But judging by the cover art there may be some very cool magic coming up.

    • Jared November 21, 2017 at 1:58 am #

      Cover art of Graduation Day.

  30. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard November 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    The Baby has arrived (earlier).

    John Rahman Nuttall, born 37 weeks, 3.07kg (From one of Chris’s Facebook pages). 😀

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