Letters From Gronow

by David Carrico

What happens when the seventeenth century encounters Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep? What happens when the Elder Gods descend upon Magdeburg? When literary entrepreneur Johann Gronow discovers the stories of H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe in the libraries and book collections of Grantville, he launches a magazine for the purpose of publishing translations of their stories.
Der Schwarze Kater—The Black Tomcat—begins attracting attention immediately. From his very first reading of the first issue of the magazine, a young bookkeeper named Philip Fröhlich develops a passion to write those kinds of stories. And so begins the quest of every author—to satisfy the requirements of an editor and make that first elusive sale.
As have millions of aspiring authors, Philip discovers it's not as easy as it looks. Time after time his submissions receive a rejection letter from Gronow. But Philip stubbornly keeps submitting, along the way discovering things about himself and the people around him that he never would have learned any other way.

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About the Author

David has been an avid SF reader since discovering the books of Andre Norton in 6th grade. He eventually tried his hand at writing the stuff, and made his first professional sale in 2004. He has been a regular contributor to The Grantville Gazette e-magazine since 2004, beginning with that first sale, as well as appearing in Grantville Gazette and Ring of Fire anthologies for Baen Books. He has had a story published in Jim Baen's Universe e-magazine, and 2013 saw the publication by Baen Books of two books by David: 1635: Music and Murder, which collected most of his short fiction, and the novel 1636: The Devil's Opera, on which he collaborated with Eric Flint. He has also co-written The Span of Empire with Eric Flint, the third novel in Eric's Jao Empire series, which Baen Books will publish in September 2016, and is currently available for pre-order. He is currently working on a solo novel project.


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