I’m having SO much fun creating these new collections of my short stories. This time, it’s The Complete Night Stalkers 5E Stories.
I originally invented the Night Stalkers 5E as a way to tell new Night Stalkers tales without getting all wrapped up in the Emily Beale Universe. Of course, such plans never happen cleanly when characters are involved. In the first book, Connie and Big John drifted over to join the team, but then they shuffled away again to become full-time helo designers at Fort Campbell. Then after losing his Chinook helicopter the Calamity Jane (and finding true love) in By Break of Day, Justin Roberts and his crew arrived in the Calamity Jane II.
Anyway, I had a great time with the four main novels and then the five short stories (another short novel’s worth of tales).
I had already gathered the novels into a bargain book bundle. But in gathering the short stories of the 5E and writing brand-new introductions to each story, I remembered just what fun I had telling them.
Are there more 5E stories coming? I don’t think so. If I do, they’ll be something new and different. But it was certainly a blast to now have both sets put together.