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

This is why Civics class is so important
LibertyCon 2016, Day -1

113 thoughts on “Oh. Wow.”

  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

    I can't wait!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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 😀

  9. 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.

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

    Seriously though congrats on making the next step .

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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

    Bravo!

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. Squeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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

  20. What FarmMom said:
    Type monkey type!

    THOTpolice
    Have you turned in a thoughtcrimnial today?

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

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. Mirabile visu! Wonderful to behold!
    So, how long before I'll be holding these 3" thick tomes?
    🙂

    Ulises from CA

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

    😎

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

    😎

  28. REJOICE!

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

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

  30. 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

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

  32. Heh. This is what happens when you spend too much time around writers. 🙂

    Congrats and well done!

    Alma/TXRed

  33. 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.

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

  35. 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.

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

  37. I have been waiting for this for years, LD.

    Get thee to scrivening!

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

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

  39. 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…"

  40. [scrolls down]

    [scrolls up]

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    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?

  41. 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!!!

  42. Been waiting for this news since THR ca. 2006.

    Now I'm REALLY waiting !

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

  44. 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.

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

  51. This is the greatest news I've had in a LOOOOOOOONG time.
    Pre-order???
    E-Book????
    Why are you reading this comment instead of writing?

    I agree with the suggestion of asking Chris Muir to illustrate it.

    Pops

  52. 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!

  53. 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!

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

  55. 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?

  56. 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.

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

  58. Wonderful news! Congratulations!! We are all aquiver.

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

  59. Yes!

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

  60. 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.

  61. 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

  62. I think I've been waiting for this news for about ten years now. SO COOL CANT WAIT. 🙂

  63. I predict a huge lag when the rough draft hits the editor. "Uh, I can't stop laughing!" "Uh, this isn't possible, is it?" "You got to be kidding!" "Uh, do you have reliable witnesses?"
    "Uh Lawdog, we had to get a new editor, because the old one collapsed at work, giggling insanely."

  64. 'Bout Damned Time!!! I've been waiting for 'The Lawdog Files' to be published since the old Firing Line days! I hope to see a 'pre-order now' update soon!

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