My First Post

What if you had a coming out party, and no one came?

That’s kind of what I’m doing right now.  This is sort of a test, a way to see if my RSS Feed is working.  But it’s also, by necessity, my first blog post.  Thing is, my website and blog are still a few weeks shy of being ready for prime time.  So, nobody is going to read this for a while.

Still, I believe an introduction is in order.


My name is D.B. Jackson, and I’m a fantasy author.  Have been for about fifteen years now.  But I’m starting something new, and so I’m doing it under a new name.  The something new is historical urban fantasy.  In addition to writing fantasy, I also have a Ph.D. in U.S. history, and so this is a chance for me to bring together two passions.  The new project is called Chronicles of the Thieftaker, and it’s set in pre-Revolutionary Boston.  My lead character, Ethan Kaille is a thieftaker — basically an 18th century private investigator.  He’s also a conjurer.

The first book in the series is called Thieftaker.  It will be published by Tor Books early in 2012.  In the meantime, I have a short story coming out in an anthology this March.  The anthology is called After Hours:  Tales from the Ur-Bar, and it’s edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray.  The story is called “The Tavern Fire.”  It’s set in Boston as well, on the eve of the Great Fire of 1760.

If you’re interested in reading more about the story or the Thieftaker books, please visit my website:  And please stop by this blog again.  And again, and again.  Eventually their will be more posts.  I promise.

Thanks for stopping by.

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