Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

creating worlds with words

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About Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

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Cat food. 

By which we mean to say, "stability."  We are fortunate that we have been able to support ourselves for years now as freelance writers.  We could not have done this without our readers, and we are grateful for each and every one of you.

Still, as pleased as we are to have the opportunity to tell the stories we want to tell -- and be paid for doing so! -- the hard truth remains that freelancers in traditional publishing get a paycheck roughly twice a year.  Not only that, but the amount of our payment remains a mystery until the checks arrive.  Sometimes, the amount is. . .gratifying.  Sometimes, not so much.  We're not telling you anything new, here; all creative folk have these problems.

But while we're getting paid every six months, the mortgage wants a monthly sacrifice, the waterworks wants its payment quarterly, the cats want to be fed daily -- and don't even get us started on the rising costs of cat litter.

So, contributions help keep the lights on, the water flowing, the cats happy -- and also helps us cope with  bouts of instability, like a sudden acute bathroom upgrade, the installation of a new furnace, and the unlooked-for extra costs attendant upon surgery.

We thank you for your contribution, for your support, your patience, and your time.

For those keeping track at home, we've just handed in Trader's Leap, the 23rd novel of the Liaden Universe®, and have begun work on the next book, the as-yet title-free sequel to Trade Secret. We have four more books under contract.  Assuming a book published once a year, the last of those novels will be published in 2024.
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