Walt Boyes

Walt Boyes

Editor-in-Chief

By day, Walt Boyes is the not-so-mild-mannered chief editor of a technical magazine called The Industrial Automation INSIDER, and a partner in a high-technology consulting firm, Spitzer and Boyes LLC. Ah, but by night, he transforms into the Bananaslug of Baen’s Bar, and begins to write. Walt has written 10 non-fiction books, articles and columns too numerous to count (Bananaslugs have very few fingers anyway) and has published several fiction pieces, including a half-dozen short stories in the 1632 Universe and some children’s stories, and three stories in the anthology Dogs and Dragons. Walt is currently working on two non-fiction books, and a novel (of course — doesn’t every writer have one stashed somewhere?), and the 1632 Companion with his wife Joy Ward. Walt was Associate Editor and Marketing Director for Jim Baen’s Universe magazine, is Editor of The Grantville Gazette, a member of the Editorial Board of the 1632 Universe, co-manager of Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press, and is an active member of SFWA.

Let’s Kickstart this thing!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1173937384/fantasy-novel-called-to-court When @RingofFirePress recently agreed to reissue the Dwarven Rifleman series, by Michael Tinker Pearce and Linda Pearce, it was with the understanding that the Pearces would do a Kickstarter...

Ring of Fire Press and the 1632 Universe

It’s not a huge secret. We started Ring of Fire Press to publish the overflow from the 1632 Universe, the Ring of Fire Universe. It is overflow because Baen Books, the publisher of the mainline Ring of Fire books has only so many book slots with its distributor, Simon...

How Do I Pick a Book?

As editor in chief of Ring of Fire Press, I’m the one who picks the books we publish. I am also the chief reader. To keep things under control, and not be deluged by over-the-transom submissions, we are nominally closed. If somebody knows me, I’ll look at their book, or the book of a person they recommend.

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