Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Fifth Di... 2017 bundle

You can now get all four 2017 issues of The Fifth Di... for just $6!
Go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-2017-bundle/ and download your copies today. Don't worry, if the download doesn't work, we'll e-mail you your copies.
You can also order through DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/228574/The-Fifth-Di-2017-bundle-BUNDLE

Monday, December 04, 2017

In case you blinked

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Just in case you blinked over the last few days, we've announced several new projects that are looking for submissions...
We're reading for Nomadic Novellas, which is obviously a call for novella length stories: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/nomadicnovellas.htm
We're looking for crime fiction for Future Syndicate II: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/futuresyndicateii.htm
We've also started a new shared world collection called Mars Station Beta: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/marsstationbetaguidelines.htm
In addition, The Fifth Di... is once again open to submissions and The Martian Wave is again looking for poetry submissions.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Mars Station Beta

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We'd like to introduce you to our newest project...Mars Station Beta. This will be a shared world project, much like The Divided States of America.
The year is 2052. It has been two years since the unexplained destruction of Mars Station Alpha, and now the human race has decided to go back to Mars, but on an even more massive scale.
Mars Station Beta is made up of ten different modules that are all interconnected with each other and around a central lab/recreation area. There are a total of 50 colonists on the station with another 50 on their way from Earth. The base is a multi-national project, funded by the largest nations on Earth, with representatives from all of those nations, as well as a few of the best and brightest from the “lesser” nations. While nationalism is still an issue, it’s not as big of an issue following the short duration World War III that swept the Earth in 2022.
Mars Station Beta has been established in Elysium Plantia. Mars Station Alpha had been established in Argyre Planitia, but so far, no one has visited the station to try to determine what happened to the 20 colonists. All that is known is that their final transmission was, “I can’t believe there are…” Before that transmission, there were no signs of problems with the base.
Mars Station Beta is commanded by Roger Anderson, a hard-nosed military man from the United States. While he is a fair leader, he has little patience with the scientists on the base because they don’t have the same type of discipline as the military members.
The second in command is Vasili Andropova, a former member of the Russian military, who has now devoted herself to the pursuit of genetic research. She tolerates Commander Anderson, but she has little patience for his sense of discipline.
Writer’s Guidelines
If you’d like to contribute to Mars Station Beta, we’re looking for individual stories of at least 2,500 words.
How we will publish: This will not be an anthology (at first).  We will be publishing each story as an individual e-story, and these stories will be distributed to all of the usual sales markets.
Pay: This will depend entirely on how the story sells.  We will be doing a 50/50 split with each author of the profits from the story, with royalties being paid on our normal quarterly schedule.  If this project takes off, we will be doing a print anthology, or possibly many print anthologies, and then there will be further payment at that point for reprint rights.
Rights: We are looking for first rights on any story.
Price of stories: The pricing of stories will depend on their length. Stories from 2,500 words to 5,000 words will be priced at 99 cents.  Stories that are 5,001 words to 10,000 words will be priced at $1.49, and stories that are over 10,000 words will be priced at $1.99.  Obviously the longer the story, the higher the royalty, but we prefer quality over length.
Overall theme: We are not looking for an overall theme to the stories.  We want quality stories.  Stories should be about characters other than the two commanders. It’s fine to include them as background characters, but we’d like to see stories about the other characters. If you’d like to share character or story ideas with other writers, we can set up a private Facebook group for this project that will allow everyone to throw ideas out and play off of each other’s ideas.
All stories should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com with the subject line reading “Mars Station Beta Submission.”

Friday, December 01, 2017

Future Syndicate II

Guidelines for Future Syndicate II
What we’re looking for: We want stories about criminal activity in the future. We’re not looking for detective stories…we want stories that are about the criminals themselves, and their activities. This is a science fiction anthology, so science has to play some role in the story. Hard SF would be great, but we will look at adventure SF as well. As important as science is to the story, we really want to see well drawn characters who are believable and act in realistic ways. We all know that crime is a bad thing, but these people do it for a reason…what is that reason? Having said that, we don’t want to see fiction that portrays the criminals as completely evil with no redeeming qualities.
Story length: Stories must be 2,000-7,000 words in length.
Rights: We would prefer to buy first rights, but we will accept reprints as long as the previous publishing history is included. You also must own the rights to the story.
Payment: Now for the important stuff. We will pay ½ cent per word for first rights, plus two contributor copies, paid on publication. We will pay a $5 flat fee plus two contributor copies on publication for reprints. Please make sure you note the difference in pay.
What we don’t want: As already stated, no detective stories, no unbelievable characters. We also don’t want to see fan fiction, or fiction based in other people’s universes. If you’ve written a lot of stories in your own universe, then we certainly don’t mind that.
Response times: We will respond to all submissions within two months, but we will respond with a form rejection…we just like to let everyone know that up front.
Reading Period: We will be reading submissions until the anthology is full.
Submission Formats: All submissions must be sent as attachments, no exceptions. Stories should be formatted in Word or rtf.
Submission address: To submit a piece, or if you have any further questions, please send them to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. Sorry, we aren’t using hyperlinks because we’re really sick of the damn spammers. All submissions should have the subject: Future Syndicate Submission.

November recap

Tough month
Black Friday sale
Black Friday sale with coupon code
Black Friday sale DriveThru stores
Order the December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di... early
Nomadic Novellas
Last Chance!
The Fifth Di...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Fifth Di...

The December issue of The Fifth Di… is here.
The December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you stories from Chris Dean, Karen Heslop, Kate Runnels, and G. W. Thomas.
A serial killer is loose and it’s up to a psi talent to catch them, but can she hold herself together long enough to succeed? A young girl is “chosen” to sacrifice herself for the good of her village, but nothing can prepare her for what this sacrifice means. A woman is determined to continue to explore the galaxy, but the chaos of Earth is threatening to destroy her dreams, and she’s already had so many dreams destroyed. And finally, a man down on his luck finds that that luck is about to change in a way he could never expect.
http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/fifth.htm

Monday, November 27, 2017

Last Chance!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
It's Cyber Monday, which means it's the last chance to save!
Go to our store at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and use coupon code "blackfriday" at checkout to save 25%.
If you like PDF titles, then go to DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?term=Nomadic&test_epoch=0 and save on our fiction titles...
or go to DriveThruRPG at http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?filters=0_0_0_0_0_44243 and save on our RPG titles.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nomadic Novellas

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're very happy to announce our newest project...NOMADIC NOVELLAS...
The guidelines are pretty straight-forward, we’re looking for stories of novella length. We’re mostly interested in science fiction, but we will consider fantasy. Other than that, the theme is basically up to you. All novellas will be released in both print and e-book format.
Length: The SFWA defines a novella as being a story between 17,500 words and 40,000 words, and that definition works for us. If your story falls between those lengths, then you can submit it here. If not, please look at our other guidelines.
Payment: We will pay $50 in advance plus 5 contributors’ copies. In addition, the author shall receive 25% of all profits made from the book…paid quarterly.
Where to send your gems: All submission should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. We think you can figure out the real address. Your subject line should read “Novella Submission.”
Other important info: All submissions should be sent as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. We will respond within two months. All submissions must be original works. We will not publish works based in other people’s universes…of course, a universe of your own creation is just fine. We will not consider reprints.
Any questions should be directed to the submission address above.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Order the December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're still a week away from the release of the December issue of The Fifth Di..., but you can order (and read) the e-book version of the zine today at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-december-2017/. Not only can you read it early, but until the release date, you can download it for just $1!!!
If you do order it, and you don't receive it, please contact us at editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. We're still having problems with a recent "upgrade."
The December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you stories from Chris Dean, Karen Heslop, Kate Runnels, and G. W. Thomas.
A serial killer is loose and it’s up to a psi talent to catch them, but can she hold herself together long enough to succeed? A young girl is “chosen” to sacrifice herself for the good of her village, but nothing can prepare her for what this sacrifice means. A woman is determined to continue to explore the galaxy, but the chaos of Earth is threatening to destroy her dreams, and she’s already had so many dreams destroyed. And finally, a man down on his luck finds that that luck is about to change in a way he could never expect.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday sale at DriveThru stores

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Starting today, (Black Friday), and running through Cyber Monday, DriveThruRPG and DriveThruFiction are running a 17% off sale on all of their PDF versions of our titles.
Go to http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?term=nomadic+&filters=0_0_0_0_0_44243&test_epoch=0 and http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse.php?keywords=Nomadic+Delirium+Press&filters=0_0_0_0_0_45561&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto= and start downloading your books today.

Black Friday sale with coupon code

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Starting Black Friday, and running through Cyber Monday, we are running a Black Friday special. You can get any of our titles (print or e-book) for 25% off. That’s 25% off your entire cart. Simply go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and start shopping now. Use coupon code "blackfriday" at checkout.
As a word of warning, our Commerce program was recently “updated,” so it’s not working properly. If you get a message saying your order was canceled, it hasn’t been…you will still get your product. If you order an e-book copy, and you don’t receive it, please e-mail editor (at) nomadicderliumpress (dot) com, and we will e-mail it to you.

Black Friday Sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Starting Black Friday, and running through Cyber Monday, we are running a Black Friday special. You can get any of our titles (print or e-book) for 25% off. That's 25% off your entire cart. Simply go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and start shopping now.
As a word of warning, our Commerce program was recently "updated," so it's not working properly. If you get a message saying your order was canceled, it hasn't been...you will still get your product. If you order an e-book copy, and you don't receive it, please e-mail editor (at) nomadicderliumpress (dot) com, and we will e-mail it to you.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tough month

October took a toll on me. Nomadic had several book releases, we had MileHiCon, I got older, and I was putting in extra hours at the "real" job, and those hours were difficult. It's taken a real toll on me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. November has been fairly mellow so far, and I'm working on getting caught up, although my body and mind don't want to do anything. For those of you waiting on things from me, they will be coming...I promise.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My MileHiCon schedule

MileHiCon is just a few days away, so here's my schedule for this year:
Friday 3:00 PM Group Reading & Discussion: Future Politics & Economics
Friday 6:00 PM Becoming the GM Your Players Wish You Were
Saturday 1:00 PM Autographing
Hopefully I'll also be a part of the mass autographing at 4:00 PM on Sunday

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Disharmony of the Spheres

Mental illness is very common in our society, but it’s also very misunderstood. Many view those with mental illnesses as being weak, but there is a great deal of strength in those that must battle their own minds on a regular basis.
Disharmony of the Spheres focuses on characters with mental illnesses that are still able to be successful. They may not completely overcome their illnesses, but they are able to beat them back and succeed.
In this volume, you will find the fiction of Ian Brazee Cannon, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, MH Bonham, David Lee Summers, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kate Runnels, Michael Morgan, L.J. Bonham, Carol Hightshoe, Francis W. Alexander, and Terrie Leigh Relf.
This book is dedicated to all of the science fiction fans and writers that must battle their own personal demons every day, and half of all of the profits from this book will go to The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Organization, a group that battles teen suicide.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/disharmony-of-the-spheres/

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Updated website

I've updated my website to include all of my recent releases, including the audiobook versions of some of my works...
http://www.jalanerwine.com
Please drop by and check it out...buying stuff is good too!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Martian Wave: 2017 is here

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

The 2017 edition of The Martian Wave has arrived!
The Martian Wave: 2017 brings you stories and poems that look at humanity’s exploration and colonization of space, with a special emphasis on our solar system.
You’ll find fiction from Mike Adamson, Melanie Rees, Andrew Muff, Matthew Spence, Lisa Timpf, Tristan Fernie, Russell Hemmell, Alan Ira Gordon, Stephen S. Power, Eddie D. Moore, and Angus Cervantes. You’ll also find poetry from Lee Clark Zumpe, John Grey, WC Roberts, Lisa Timpf, David Kopaska-Merkel, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, and William Shaw.
Some of what you read will leave you optimistic about our futures, while other stories and poems may leave you doubting our future, but no matter what, The Martian Wave: 2017 will leave you convinced that our future lies out among the stars.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2017/

Monday, October 09, 2017

The Divided States of America Bundle #3

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
This bundle brings you the third set of four stories from The Divided States of America for just $3.
In this bundle you get: “A Cavallo” by Debby Feo, “Back to the Old Ways” by J Alan Erwine, “Delivery” by Lorelei Suzanne, and “Alaskan Everglades” by Debby Feo.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Order The Martian Wave: 2017 early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're a little over a week away from the release of the 2017 issue of The Martian Wave, but you can download the e-book today for just $2.99 and you can read it before anyone else!
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2017/
The Martian Wave: 2017 brings you stories and poems that look at humanity’s exploration and colonization of space, with a special emphasis on our solar system.
You’ll find fiction from Mike Adamson, Melanie Rees, Andrew Muff, Matthew Spence, Lisa Timpf, Tristan Fernie, Russell Hemmell, Alan Ira Gordon, Stephen S. Power, Eddie D. Moore, and Angus Cervantes. You’ll also find poetry from Lee Clark Zumpe, John Grey, WC Roberts, Lisa Timpf, David Kopaska-Merkel, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, and William Shaw.
Some of what you read will leave you optimistic about our futures, while other stories and poems may leave you doubting our future, but no matter what, The Martian Wave: 2017 will leave you convinced that our future lies out among the stars.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Alaskan Everglades


From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new addition to The Divided States of America:
Fred Selkerson continues his exploration of The Divided States of America. This time his travels take him to Alaska where he and his new Personal Assistant Android meet his Grandma Julia, and they also explore what is left of the wilds of Alaska.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/alaskan-everglades/

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The October issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is here!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The October 2017 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available for download at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-october-2017/
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The October 2017 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.

Friday, September 29, 2017

A review of Ecotastrophe II

Eamonn Murphy at SF Crowsnest recently reviewed Ecotastrophe II. Overall, he liked the book, and I'd highly recommend you read the review at http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/ecotastrophe-ii-by-j-alan-erwine-book-review/

Monday, September 25, 2017

Delivery

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new story in The Divided States of America...
Reed makes deliveries between the Great Lakes Conglomerate and the Wastelands on a regular basis, but this delivery is more dangerous, and much more important than any previous delivery. Reed is willing to risk his life to make a difference in a divided world, but is the risk worth it? He certainly thinks so…
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/delivery/

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Get the October issue of Spaceports early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We’re still a week away from the release of the October 2017 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk, but you can download the zine now…and it’s just 75 cents!
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-october-2017/

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Back to the Old Ways

Captain Christopher Chases Crows knows that something horribly evil is going on in the Wastelands, but can he convince his government to get involved, and is getting involved even the right thing to do? Morality and law aren’t always the same things, but in the Wastelands, there are times when neither exists.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/back-to-the-old-ways/

Monday, September 04, 2017

New story done

I just put the finishing touches on a new Divided States story. This one coming in at around 3000 words. It should be available in about a week. Something tells me that this one will piss some people off...but then I've never been known to write happy sunshine type stories, nor have I ever cared if my fiction makes people uncomfortable.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Writing is crazy

For the last month or so, I've been doing research in my few spare moments for a new Divided States of America story.  A few days ago, an idea came to me for a different Divided States story...so, of course I wrote 1500 words on the new idea today, and I haven't even touched the original idea.
No wonder writers have so many mental issues...this is a field that really can drive you crazy!

A Cavallo

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A Cavallo by Debby Feo...the ninth story from The Divided States of America
Fred Selkerson and his faithful companion Pat37 continue their exploration of Calivada, but this time, things go very wrong, and they’ll face dangers they never could have expected.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/a-cavallo/

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The September issue of The Fifth Di... is here!

The September 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you the story of a man caught in an experiment gone wrong…waking up to a different reality every day, and not sure if he will ever be able to get home. You can also read the story of a human that meets the Scorpii god, but there’s something familiar about this god. Also, a woman who knows the way of magic is attacked on a train by a power that only she can see…or is there someone else. And finally, an old man has isolated himself and is ready to die, but the past won’t let him be alone anymore.
This issue features the fiction of Fredrick Obermeyer, Eamonn Murphy, Keith P. Graham, and Mike Murphy.
Order from us at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-september-2017/
Order from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757YX4XM

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Problem in Translation is an audio book

My novel about first contact with difficult to understand aliens, A Problem in Translation, is now available as an audio book at https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/A-Problem-in-Translation-Audiobook/B0753KWGRL/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1503946590&sr=1-1
What is humanity to do when faced by aliens whose language is vague at best? What is humanity to do when faced by aliens that are worshipped or feared by almost every other species in the universe? What is humanity to do when faced by aliens that make decisions that seem completely illogical?
These are the questions that must be answered by Captain Shiro Takahashi and the crew of the Astrid, and failing to come up with the right answers could lead to the annihilation of humanity at the prehensile limbs of the Lemec.
Governing, but not governing most of the nearby galaxy, the Lemec are a powerful species that no one really understands, and this is just how the Lemec want it. Captain Takahashi is trying to understand, but the Lemec try to block his actions at every turn. How can he ever hope to save humanity, and do the Lemec even care if humanity is saved?

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Divided States of America Bundle #2

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The Divided States of America Bundle #2
This bundle brings you the second set of four stories from The Divided States of America for just $3.
You get “What Lies in the Wastelands” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, “Calivada Dreaming” by Debby Feo, “Can’t Go Home Again” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, and “Where Do You Go From Here” by Ian Brazee-Cannon.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-divided-states-of-america-bundle-2/

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pre-order the September issue of The Fifth Di...

The September issue of The Fifth Di... won't officially be released for another week, but you can download the e-book version from our store at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-september-2017/ and it's on sale!
The September 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you the story of a man caught in an experiment gone wrong…waking up to a different reality every day, and not sure if he will ever be able to get home. You can also read the story of a human that meets the Scorpii god, but there’s something familiar about this god. Also, a woman who knows the way of magic is attacked on a train by a power that only she can see…or is there someone else. And finally, an old man has isolated himself and is ready to die, but the past won’t let him be alone anymore.
This issue features the fiction of Fredrick Obermeyer, Eamonn Murphy, Keith P. Graham, and Mike Murphy.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Where Do You Go From Here

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Where Do You Go From Here by Ian Brazee-Cannon is a new story set in the Divided States of America...
After losing her beloved Leslie, Debra Mucklow has moved to the Independent City of St. Louis in the hopes of starting again, but her diplomatic duties for the Rocky Mountain States of America aren’t quite what she was looking for.
Then a simple guard duty mission offers her a chance to change her life…or maybe lose her life.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/where-do-you-go-from-here/

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Independent City of St. Louis

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The Independent City of St. Louis is a part of The Divided States of America that we've added for authors to explore, so please feel free to go to http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/dividedstates.pdf and base your stories in this exciting center of trade, diplomacy, and maybe even espionage.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tomorrow is the last day to save 50% on my collections

Monday, the 31st, will be your last chance to save 50% off of my collections that are available at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine.)
And remember, there are a few extra free stories, and tomorrow's your last chance to pick those up as well!

Lsat chance!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Monday the 31st is your last chance to save on our titles at Smashwords, DriveThruRPG, and DriveThru Fiction, so you need to order now!
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ecotastrophe II is here!

Ecotastrophe II has arrived!
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change. Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.
Read Samples: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/ecotastropheiipreview.htm
Order from us: http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/
Order from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/735461
Order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073V6S5R2
Order from Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ecotastrophe-ii-j-alan-erwine/1126731861?ean=2940154450215

Monday, July 24, 2017

Only a few days left

There are just a few more days left in Smashwords' July sale. This means there are just a few more days to save 50% off of any of my collections that they carry, and also only a few days left to get some of my stories for free...so hurry up and order before it's too late!
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time is running out!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
You're almost out of time to save up to 50% off of many of our titles during Smashword’s July sale. Simply go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium and click on the title you’re interested in to see the sale price. This sale includes zines, novels, anthologies, collections, and RPGs. There’s bound to be something that interests you!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Read Ecotastrophe II early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Ecotastrophe II is coming! The official release date is July 27th, but you can download a copy of the book today at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July

Christmas in July has arrived at DriveThruRPG and DriveThruFiction. You can save 25% off of many of our titles by visiting http://drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?filters=0_0_0_0_0_31815 and http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press. You can get RPGs, zines, novels, short story collections, novels and even short stories. Order now!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Read samples of Ecotastrophe II

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We've posted a page with samples of the stories we'll be publishing in Ecotastrophe II. Please feel few to dine on these tasty morsels at http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/ecotastropheiipreview.htm

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Smashwords sale continues

There are still a couple more weeks to take advantage of the e-book sale at Smashwords. As far as my titles, all of my collections listed there are available for 50% off. In addition, I've thrown in a few more free stories if you'd like to get a taste of my work, so head on over to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine and start shopping now.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Ecotastrophe II pre-sale has begun

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Ecotastrophe II will officially be released on July 27th, but you can pre-order your copies now. If you’d like a print copy, please go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/ The book will list for $10, but it’s selling for $8 until the release date.
To pre-order an e-book copy, please go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/735461
Pre-orders will also soon be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all other retailers.
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

July sale at Smashwords

For the entire month of July, you can pick up any of my collections that I have listed at Smashwords for 50% off.  In addition, I've made several of my 99 cent stories available for free, so that those of you who are not familiar with my work can get a taste of it.
Go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine and pick the titles you want. At this time, they aren't listing the sale prices on the main menus, but hopefully this will change as the sale ramps up. This is a great chance to pick up some of my e-stories and e-books.  Some of the collections are only 99 cents!!!

Nomadic Delirium sale at Smashwords

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For the month of July you can save 25%, or even 50% off of many of our titles at Smashwords. Simply go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium and click on the titles you're interested in.
At the moment, the sale prices are not showing up on their main menus, but hopefully they will soon. So, unfortunately, you do have to click on the titles that you might be interested in to find out what the sale prices are...but it's a great opportunity to stock up on our e-titles!!!

June recap

Can't Go Home Again
3 of a Perfekt Pear
Free audio book
Enough is enough
Coming in late July
No more politics as usual
New magazine
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2017

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The July issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available... http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-july-2017/
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The July 2017 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New magazine

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We would love to start a new magazine...meaning we have a great idea, but we need help. So, if you'd like to see us come up with something new, please consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/nomadicdeliriumpress. If that would be too much of an investment, please consider purchasing one of our titles from our store. We have all kinds of science fiction and fantasy...http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No more politics as usual

I've already started seeing memes saying that anyone who votes third party has to vote democrat in the next presidential election to make sure that Trump doesn't get a second term. My response to this (as a third party voter) is screw you. This is America, and we're allowed to vote for who we want. Besides, voting for a democrat really isn't much better than voting for a republican. Yes, I tend to be more liberal than conservative, but neither party really represents me...and if each of you is honest, you'll find that neither party really represents you either.
Many argue that republican politicians can't be trusted because they're in the pocket of big business. Well, I have some bad news for you, so are the democrats. The republicans might be in the front pocket of big business, and the democrats might be in the back pocket, but believe me, the democrats want to be in that front pocket, and they will sacrifice their voters to get their.
The ultimate goal of the majority of career politicians is to get power and to get rich. They're not going to get rich by doing what "We the People" want, but they will get rich by doing what big business wants. I don't care if you're talking about the Bushes, the Clintons, Trump, Obama, or anyone else that has seen power during my lifetime, they're in it for themselves. The republicans may show it more outwardly, but believe me, the democrats want their share of the money too. Why do you think that almost every politician that makes it to Washington walks out of Washington with a lot more money than they should have based on their salaries? Trust me, the answer isn't that they did what was best for the American people.
Continuing to vote these clowns into office is taking more and more away from "We the People." Remember, these people are supposed to represent us. They're not our leaders, as Trump might think, but rather our representatives...and yet they continue to do what is not in our best interests.
The first thing we have to do is give third parties a fighting chance. The laws as they're made up now are created and enforced by the democrats and the republicans, so they make it virtually impossible for third parties to really have a chance.
The second thing we have to do is make congress pass term limits for all members of the house and senate, and make those limits retroactive. We need to get rid of the old guard. No more Mcconell, no more Pelosi, get rid of all of them. They're a plague upon our society and are so far out of touch with the American people that they can never represent the American people.
The third thing we have to do is stop listening to the media. All of the networks are biased and they preach those biases as if they were handed down by some deity. Let' go back to network neutrality, the way it used to be.
The fourth thing we have to do is stop attacking one another. This is what THEY want. I'm constantly seeing so much liberal and conservative bashing, but the truth is, who among us really represents what these people are attacking. If you want to comment about the idiocy of Trump or Pelosi, then by all means go for it, but you can't say that just because someone is a conservative they don't care about people, or just because someone is a liberal, they don't care about protecting America. Individuals are not sound bites, and we need to stop acting like they are.
Go behave yourselves and vote all of the morons, liberal and conservative, out of Washington and let us start anew.
END OF RANT.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Enough is enough

I am so tired of everything that happens in the world being politicized. Yes, politics plays a big part in the world, but every time something happens, we don't have to blame "the other side."  Why does there have to be "the other side?"  Seriously, how many republican voters actually agree with everything their party does? Or how many democratic voters actually agree with everything their party does?  The majority of us lie somewhere between these extremes.  Although I am quite liberal on a lot of things, there are other things that I am more conservative about.  I don't actually consider myself to be a liberal, and we need to stop trying to label ourselves and everything around us.
The truth is, the two political parties and the media have spent decades poisoning our minds, trying to send us back to the tribal days when we had to fear "the other."  The truth is before we're liberals or conservatives, Christians, Muslims, Atheists, or whatever other description you want to label us with, we're human beings.  We have more in common with "the other" than we think.  It doesn't matter what we believe or who we voted for, we should all be striving to make the HUMAN RACE better.  If we're not willing to do that...then what the hell is the point of all the senseless finger pointing and bickering?
THERE IS NO POINT
 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Free audio book

Would you like a free copy of the audio book version of my short story "It's In the Water?"
I'm looking for people that would be interested in reviewing the audio book version of my short story "It's In the Water." If you have 40 minutes of spare time, reply here and I'll DM or e-mail you instructions on what you need to do. But please do hurry, as I only have a few codes for free downloads!
https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Its-in-the-Water-Audiobook/B0714L2326

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

3 of a Perfekt Pear

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
3 of a Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith
3 of a Perfekt Pear brings you three stories from the mind of Daniel Smith. Take two trips into space and a trip into the mind. These stories will have you questioning what reality is, and also what our future holds for us. In the end, you’ll be asking yourself, should we embrace the future, or run from it. No matter what, you’ll know that the future will be 3 of a Perfekt Pear…
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/3-of-a-perfekt-pear/

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Can't Go Home Again

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Debra Mucklow returns to The Wastelands to face her past and her father, but she finds things have changed a great deal in twelve years, and now she has to determine if there is an immediate threat to her team and to the Rocky Mountain States of America, while fighting the demons of her past.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/cant-go-home-again/

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The June issue of The Fifth Di... is here!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A soul collector is murdered and taken into the “city” his father designed for the dead, now he must plot to escape and get revenge on his murderer in Dale Carother’s “Haunting the Painted City.” A magical mirror allows an unexpected glimpse into the past in Matthew Spence’s “The Mirror.” In the future, corporations still control elections, but what about when politicians decide to fight back is what awaits you in Eamonn Murphy’s “Campaign Trail.” Finally, one man is sent to the great void between galaxies and forced to face his own loneliness in Robert N. Stephenson’s “The Black Canvas.”
http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/fifth.htm


Monday, May 29, 2017

Order the print edition of The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The new issue of The Fifth Di... won't be released for a few more days, but the print issue is now available for order at https://www.createspace.com/7202635, so go ahead and pick up your copy.
A soul collector is murdered and taken into the "city" his father designed for the dead, now he must plot to escape and get revenge on his murderer in Dale Carother's "Haunting the Painted City." A magical mirror allows an unexpected glimpse into the past in Matthew Spence's "The Mirror." In the future, corporations still control elections, but what about when politicians decide to fight back is what awaits you in Eamonn Murphy's "Campaign Trail." Finally, one man is sent to the great void between galaxies and forced to face his own loneliness in Robert N. Stephenson's "The Black Canvas."

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Divided States of America is not liberal propaganda

A couple of weeks ago, I received an e-mail accusing me of publishing liberal propaganda with the project I'm editing...The Divided States of America.
First of all, if I want to publish liberal propaganda, that's my right as a citizen of the United States. You know, we have these things called freedom, and one of those freedoms allows me to write or publish whatever I want to.
Second of all, The Divided States of America is not liberal propaganda. It was pretty obvious to me that this guy had not actually read the guidelines or read about the nation-states I created for this project. The guidelines clearly state that I'm not looking for a specific political viewpoint, but rather looking for a good story. The nation-states are not all liberal, there are plenty of conservative nation-states. The guy also accused me of being a Trump-hater who created this project because I was unhappy with Trump winning the election. Now, while I may consider Trump the worst thing that has ever happened to this country, this project was actually created before the election, because I thought we were screwed no matter who won...and furthermore, the background for the DSA states that the problems might have started before the 2016 elections, which is how I really feel. Anyone that reads this blog on a regular basis knows that I think the two-party system is the worst thing happening in America and I have been arguing this point for a couple of decades now.
So, this guy is entitled to his opinion, even if it's wrong, but before you accuse me of something...perhaps you should get the facts before you do...but unfortunately that no longer seems to be the way for most conservatives...or even most liberals anymore. What a sad state we live in...might even say what a sad divided state we live in...

Friday, May 26, 2017

It's In the Water news

So, you don't have time to read my new story, "It's In the Water?" Why not listen to it? The story is now available as an audio book through Audible...
https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Its-in-the-Water-Audiobook/B0714L2326?qid=1495907183&sr=1-1

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Order the June issue of The Fifth Di... early

It's still a little over a week until the "official" release of the June issue of The Fifth Di..., but you can order and start reading the e-book version right now...and it's only $1.49 if you order before June 1st at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-june-2017/

A soul collector is murdered and taken into the “city” his father designed for the dead, now he must plot to escape and get revenge on his murderer in Dale Carother’s “Haunting the Painted City.” A magical mirror allows an unexpected glimpse into the past in Matthew Spence’s “The Mirror.” In the future, corporations still control elections, but what about when politicians decide to fight back is what awaits you in Eamonn Murphy’s “Campaign Trail.” Finally, one man is sent to the great void between galaxies and forced to face his own loneliness in Robert N. Stephenson’s “The Black Canvas.”

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Divided States of America is still seeking submissions

No one can say with any reasonable certainty when the United States of America began to fall apart.  Many point to the presidential election of 2016, but most believe the breakup started long before this.  Now, in the year 2110, the former United States is made up of 13 nation-states and The Wastelands.  Some of the nation-states have prospered under self-rule, while others have declined.  Some nation-states are very accepting of outsiders, while others trust no one…sometimes not even their fellow citizens.  There is chaos in some places, and order in others…sometimes too much order.
The first state to break away from the USA was, not unexpectedly, Texas, and from there, things continued to spiral out of control as the national government tried to hold on to control that the state governments wanted back, and eventually, the federal government was no longer able to control the states, and the break-up came about.
Some of the nation-states kept the name “America” in their new names.  Some did this as a tribute to where they had come from, while others did it to remind their citizens of what they were breaking away from.  Others adopted new names, or took on names that were given to them.
Borders in some areas are heavily patrolled, even walled in places, while other borders have no protection at all…mostly it depends on the views of the new government and its citizens, even though sometimes those two groups still don’t agree.  Let’s face it, greed and independence are bred into the human race, and even allying with others that have similar viewpoints does not necessarily mean that they will always get along.
What we’re looking for: Stories must be at least 2,500 words…with no upper limit.  Stories must be science fiction, in the sense that they take place in the future, but depending on the nation-state that you’re writing about, the science may or may not be as important.  Obviously, we’ll be focusing more on “soft” sf, but we certainly have room for “hard” sf.
How we will publish: This will not be an anthology (at first).  We will be publishing each story as an individual e-story, and these stories will be distributed to all of the usual sales markets.
Pay: This will depend entirely on how the story sells.  We will be doing a 50/50 split with each author of the profits from the story, with royalties being paid on our normal quarterly schedule.  If this project takes off, we will be doing a print anthology, or possibly many print anthologies, and then there will be further payment at that point for reprint rights.
Rights: We are looking for first rights on any story.  This probably makes sense, since this is a unique setting, and we doubt that you have stories written about any of these nation-states lying around in your desk.
Price of stories: The pricing of stories will depend on their length. Stories from 2,500 words to 5,000 words will be priced at 99 cents.  Stories that are 5,001 words to 10,000 words will be priced at $1.49, and stories that are over 10,000 words will be priced at $1.99.  Obviously the longer the story, the higher the royalty, but we prefer quality over length.
Overall theme: We are not looking for an overall theme to the stories.  We want quality stories.  If you write a story with a conservative slant, or a story with a liberal slant, we don’t care.  We just want good stories.  Some places are more likely to have liberal stories, while others are more likely to have conservative stories, but that doesn’t mean you have to write that way.  You don’t even have to have a political agenda in your story because we’re more interested in how people are surviving in these new nation states.
Where to send your gems: Once you have your amazing stories written, we ask that you send them to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com.  Please include “Divided States” in the subject line.
Further questions: If you have any questions please send them to the same address.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ecotastrophe II is still looking for submissions

There are only a few spots left!
In 2006, Sam’s Dot Publishing released an anthology about the effects of global climate change on humanity called Ecotastrophe.  Now that it’s been more than ten years since the release, and global climate change still seems a possible threat to humanity, Nomadic Delirium Press has decided to release Ecotastrophe II.  Like the original collection, this one will be edited by J Alan Erwine.
What we’re looking for: We want science fiction stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words that look at the effects of global climate change (preferably the extreme effects) on humanity and the other creatures of Earth.  We’re not looking for stories about the change, but rather the effects of the change.  Although we’d love to have a lot of stories that look at the hard science of climate change, we also want stories that look at the soft sciences.  It’s important that the stories focus on the people, rather than the science, but we still want the science to be plausible.
What we’re paying: We will pay $10 for first rights to any story.  We will also pay two contributor copies.  If possible, we will increase this payment…but we can’t guarantee that.
Poetry Submissions: We've decided that we will be accepting four, and only four, poems for this collection. They must meet the same criteria as story submissions, and we will pay $5 per poem for first rights, plus one contributor's copy. Please keep in mind that we will only accept one poem per poet.
Where to send your little gems: All submissions should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com.  Your subject should be “Ecotastrophe Submission”.
Response times: We will respond to all submissions within two months.
Other questions: If you have any other questions, please send them to the submission address.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector 45 (Alexan Space)

The exploration of “Deep Space” continues.
Welcome to Sector Forty-Five, the home system of the Alexans. Here you’ll find their homeworld, and many of the worlds they’ve colonized. You’ll also find worlds that have been conquered by the Khruntha, and worlds that even the Alexans and the Khruntha won’t get close to.
The Alexans want to be a peaceful species, but some of these systems show that they are clearly preparing for war.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sector-45-alexan-space/

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Divided States of America sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For the rest of the month, save 25% off of any of our Divided States of America stories. Simply go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop, pick out the Divided States stories you want and use the coupon code "dsa" at checkout.
There are six stories so far:
The Dustbin by Tyree Cambpell
The Wall is Beautiful by Mike Morgan
Green in 2110 by Debby Feo
It's in the Water by J Alan Erwine
What Lies in the Wastelands by Ian Brazee-Cannon
Calivada Dreaming by Debby Feo

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crazy pharmaceutical companies

Earlier this month we went to pick up one of Rebecca's prescriptions. A prescription that for the last six months, we had been paying $10 a month for. To our surprise, the prescription was $80 this time, and that's with our insurance. Apparently, the reason for this is the discount you can get from the pharmaceutical company only drops it to $10 for three months out of the year. The reason we got it for six straight months was because it was October-December of last year and January-March of this year...thus three months out of each year.  There's no way we can afford that.
According to the pharmacy tech, the price for this prescription without insurance is over $1000 a month. Sorry, that's insane. I understand that it takes a great deal of time and money to get a new medication to market, and I have no problem with a company trying to recoup what they invested in time, research, trials, and everything else that goes into creating medications, but I can't seriously believe that they need to charge that much for a medication. They would have easily regained their investment long before a generic can be made of the drug. Given that this medication helps to dramatically reduce the possibility of her disease turning into cancer, the pharmaceutical company basically has her and others like her over a barrel. There are basically only two medications that are available to Rebecca due to the fact that she does not have a mild condition, and the other medication will greatly weaken her immune system, which isn't good considering we have three kids and she works in a hospital. Unfortunately, it looks like there is probably a generic available for this med, so most likely her doctor will have to switch her over to it.
So, now she has to risk getting sick from everything that she's exposed to because we can't afford the one medication. This is one of the many things that are wrong with healthcare in America. The pharmaceutical companies and the insurance companies have way too much influence in everything that goes on with us. It's almost like they have the power of the Gods to decide who lives and who dies, and like so many things in America, it's the poor who suffer the most.
That's just beyond insane!

Friday, April 28, 2017

It's In the Water for free

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're offering five free e-copies of J Alan Erwine's "Divided States of America" story, "It's in the Water." The first five people to go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/its-in-the-water/ and use coupon code "dsa" at checkout get the e-story for free.
So, what are you waiting for...they'll go quick!
Richard hated being a corporate drone, but what else was there to be in Corprotopia? After losing his girlfriend to the government, Richard struggled with just surviving, but when he learns a deep secret, a secret of resistance, he suddenly finds a reason for his life…or does he?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Two week sale

For the next two weeks, you can pick up e-titles from my store and save 50% off of your entire order. Simply go to http://www.jalanerwine.com/blog/shop and start ordering titles. When you're done, use the code "sale" at checkout to get your savings.
This includes stories, magazines, novels, anthologies, collections, and more. Basically, it includes almost everything that I've written or edited over the many years of my career.
So, order today, and be sure to tell all of your friends...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Why you should buy from the publisher

I'm not sure how it works with the large publishers, but with the small press, it's always best to buy your print and e-books directly from the publisher, as opposed to buying from an online retailer like that "A" store. The simple reason for this is money. Most small press publishers are doing it out of love...the majority of them don't make enough money to keep them from needing a day job, and the retailers, especially the "A" store take a big percentage from each sale.
As an example, at Nomadic Delirium Press we're now doing a line of stories around an idea I came up with called "The Divided States of America." Most of these shorter stories are selling for 99 cents, not an amount that's going to allow us or the authors to retire, but still, we're all in this to at least make a little pocket change.  With the DSA stories, we have an agreement that we divide the profits in half. Nomadic Delirium takes half, and the author gets half. Now, if one of these stories sells through the NDP bookstore, the profit from that is usually around 66 cents. However, if one of these stories sells through a retailer, the profit is usually around 35 cents. Looking at one story, it's not a huge difference, but if 100 of these stories sell it starts to become significant, and if it's 1000 stories sold, then we're definitely talking about a big difference.
Now, if you take this up to an anthology that sells for $14.95 or a similar amount, you should suddenly be able to see the difference. Even if you just multiply 66 or 35 by 15, you can see that the publisher, and thus the author are making a lot more money when the sale goes through the publisher's store.
So, if you're thinking about buying from the small press, please think about buying directly from them...as opposed to going to one of THOSE sites...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Calivada Dreaming

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Our latest "Divided States of America" story is now available..."Calivada Dreaming" by Debby Feo.
Fred Selkerson has left the Green States of America to start his exploration of what had once been the United States. Along with his android assistant, Pat37, Fred heads south, where things are somewhat different, but still recognizable…and it’s not long before Fred finds himself Calivada Dreaming.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/calivada-dreaming/

Friday, April 14, 2017

What Lies in the Wastelands

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The newest title in The Divided States of America series is "What Lies In the Wastelands" by Ian Brazee-Cannon.
An exploration group from the Rocky Mountain States of America comes to the Wastelands to learn what they can, but when they’re captured by natives, they begin to wonder if their advanced technology can save them.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/what-lies-in-the-wastelands/

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Divided States RPG?

As many of you know, I'm spearheading a project at Nomadic Delirium Press called "The Divided States of America." As Tyree Campbell puts it, it's about the Balkanization of the United States. Basically, the US government slowly falls apart over time, and what we're left with is a bunch of nation-states. Since I came up with the project, I'd been thinking about creating an RPG based off of the idea, and now that the first four stories have been published, I'm thinking it might be a really good idea, since the authors have created some great stories.
And for those authors who have contributed to the project, or for those of you thinking about contributing, there will be profit sharing for all of you if we do go forward with this project.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Divided States of America Bundle #1

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
This bundle brings you the first four stories of The Divided States of America for just $3.
You get “The Dustbin” by Tyree Campbell, “The Wall is Beautiful” by Mike Morgan, “Green in 2110” by Debby Feo, and “It’s In the Water” by J Alan Erwine.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-divided-states-of-america-bundle-1/

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's In the Water

My latest short story, "It's In the Water" is now available. This is part of Nomadic Delirium Press' project called "The Divided States of America," which looks at an America that has been torn apart and has become several separate nation states.
Richard hated being a corporate drone, but what else was there to be in Corprotopia? After losing his girlfriend to the government, Richard struggled with just surviving, but when he learns a deep secret, a secret of resistance, he suddenly finds a reason for his life…or does he?
Now available at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/its-in-the-water/.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Back issues for just 75 cents

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We've lowered the price on the 2013 and 2014 issues of The Fifth Di... and Spaceports & Spidersilk. You can download them from our bookstore for just 75 cents each. Go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop" target="_blank">
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and start reading today.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Get the April 2017 issue of Spaceports early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The April 2017 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk won't officially be released until April 1st, but you can download it from our store today! And not only is it available early, but it's also available for just 75 cents! No fooling!
Like all of our titles, you can download it in EPUB or MOBI format, so get your copy today at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-april-2017/

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Green in 2110

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Our third "Divided States of America" story is now available. We give you..."Green in 2110" by Debby Feo.
Fred Selkerson often heard his grandmother talk about how life had been different in the old United States, but he never understood, because all he knew was what life is like in the Green States of America. Now that he's approaching 18, maybe it was time for him to find out for himself…
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/green-in-2110/

Monday, March 20, 2017

Good news for Kindle users

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We've now made all of our titles available in "mobi" format, which is the format used by the Kindle. Now, all you have to do is buy your favorite Nomadic Delirium titles, download the "mobi" format and transfer them to your Kindle...and you're ready to go.
Check out all of our titles at: http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop


Monday, March 13, 2017

The Divided States are here

Nomadic Delirium Press has released the first two stories in the "Divided States of America" series, which focuses on a future America that has broken into several independent countries.
The first two selections are...
The Dustbin by Tyree Campbell
Pierce had had enough. He’d finished his five year mission, and he was done…done with what was left of society, done with people, done with everything. He was ready to give up on all that was left of the United States until he meets Jenny Lee.
Suddenly, Pierce realizes there may still be things left to fight for.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-dustbin/
The Wall is Beautiful by Mike Morgan
Rick Moreno always felt out of place in the Republic of Texas. Being one of the few non-Anglos left in Texas left him facing racism and hatred, but he had to stay for his sick madre. He had to stay at a border patrol job that he hated, with a partner who hated him, but neither he, nor his Anglo partner Mitch are prepared for what they find, and what it might mean to each of them as individuals, and to the Republic of Texas.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-wall-is-beautiful/

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Read a sample of the new issue of The Fifth Di...

Stop by http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/tfdsample.htm and read a sample of the new issue of The Fifth Di... 
There's some great stuff in there!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

E-book week at Smashwords

This is e-book week at Smashwords. You can save half off of my collections that are listed there.  In addition, I've added some new freebies that will only be available this week!  Find all of the titles at: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine.
In addition, many of the titles I've been involved with at Nomadic Delirium Press are also available for up to 50% off at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium.

Friday, March 03, 2017

GM's Day Sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For the next 10 days, you can save 30% off of a variety of Ephemeris products, as well as the core rulebook for The Battle for Turtle Island. The sale is going on at DriveThruRPG and you can order your titles at: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/rpg_gmsday.php?manufacturers_id=2805&filters=0_0_0_0_0_31817#selectpub

Monday, February 27, 2017

The March issue of The Fifth Di... is now available

The March issue of The Fifth Di... is now available. Unfortunately, due to a recent "upgrade" required by our webhost, we can no longer upload e-books to our store. While we're working on this problem, you can always order copies from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/706648 or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBGFWXD. Print copies should be available from all of the usual sources in the days to come.
The March 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… starts yet another year of wonderful science fiction and fantasy fiction.
This issue brings you fiction from Daniel C. Smith, Melanie Rees, Kate Runnels, and Eamonn Murphy. These stories will have you questioning reality, questioning what’s right and wrong in the world, and maybe even questioning what we should tolerate as the world changes around us.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Refined Patreon page

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Realizing that we tend to sell to two different groups of individuals...readers and gamers, we refined our rewards for becoming a patron on our Patreon page. This now allows you to pick between a fiction or RPG type of reward. It also makes it easier to pledge at a lower level to start getting rewards. We've also set two goals that we would love to achieve.
Please visit https://www.patreon.com/nomadicdeliriumpress and support us today. We have great things planned for the future, and with your help, we can make those things happen!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Feedback on the NDP Patreon

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Our Patreon page has been up and running for a while, and we'd like to ask people for feedback. Specifically, do you think the rewards are fair? Also, do you think that maybe we should divide up the rewards between fiction and RPGs? Any other feedback would also be appreciated.
Please check it out at: https://www.patreon.com/nomadicdeliriumpress

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Long silence

I've still been having computer problems, and on top of that, I've picked up some nasty virus that has been making me beyond miserable for more than a week now. That is the biggest reason for the long silence of the blog. I am slowly recovering, and hopefully the computer will be too, so you can expect more promotional posts as well as my usual crankiness to return soon.
I have quite a bit to say about politics...but that will have to wait...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

January recap

I did very little blogging this month...in fact I did very little of anything when it comes to work because I've been having major computer problems. Hopefully they'll resolve soon...
Childishness and Science Fiction
The Best of Both Worlds at Amazon
Where to from here?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Where to from here?

So, you don't like the fact that Donald Trump is now the president...what should you do next? Let me start out by saying what I think you shouldn't. Trashing his family (especially his kids), they can't help that they're related to him. Liberals didn't like it when conservatives did it to the Obama girls, so don't do it to his kids. Next, stop trashing the people who voted for him and still support him. You're not going to change their minds, so all you're doing is making yourself look stupid. Let them learn in time, what will really happen. It's important to remember that we can be a great country based on our differences, and that in the recent past, we embraced those differences, and we should continue to do so. Third, don't wish for Trump to fail. It's fine to believe that he will, but to actually hope that he will fail is basically saying that you hope America will fail.
Now, what can you do? Keep up the protests, but keep them peaceful. Destroying things is never the answer. All you're doing then is making people lose respect for the protests. When I say keep them up, I mean march as often as possible, boycott events, state your opinion in a civil way, and hell, you might as well follow him on Twitter and rake him over the coals for every tweet that he posts. Will it do any good, probably not, but it will feel good. The other forms of protest can do some good. Our nation was founded in revolution, and now it's time for another one...but this time it needs to be a peaceful revolution. Stop trashing people and property. If someone disagrees with you on Facebook and calls you names for your opinion, you don't have to sink to their level.
As for me, I'm going to write more. I see many dystopias in my future, but that's ok. I love writing and reading them...I just don't want to live in one...

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Best of Both Worlds at Amazon

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For some reason, a lot of people still prefer to buy their books through Amazon, so for those of you that want to use them, you can find The Best of Both Worlds Vol. 1 at https://www.amazon.com/dp/098637055X

Monday, January 09, 2017

Childishness and science fiction

Over the last few years we've seen a lot of childishness in the science fiction field. Most of it started when the "Puppies" started demanding equal representation, and such. I'm not really going to comment on that because I think there's been a lot of questionable behavior from both sides in this debate, and I think this subject has been done to death. Let's face it, the Hugos aren't what they used to be, and they probably never will be again.
What troubles me is some posts I've seen from some of the more "conservative" authors who feel that they've been blackballed by various editors in the SF community. The fact that these authors are saying this isn't what's bothering me. Instead, I'm bothered by the fact that I actually believe this to be true. Granted, I don't have any proof, but from things I've seen, I do think this is a very real possibility. This bothers me because as an editor, we're supposed to be publishing stories and not authors. As an author, I've had plenty of rejections that state that the editor is passing on the story...not on me as an author. So, based on that, why should we pass on an author because of their political views? The simple answer is, we shouldn't. If the author has written a good story, then we should publish the story.
Obviously the one exception to this is if we're publishing a themed anthology. I'm currently reading for an anthology in which global climate change is real. I'm obviously not going to accept a story that goes against that idea, no matter how well-written it might be.
In the past, I've published stories from authors with very different political and religious ideas from mine. The reason I did this is because I enjoyed the stories. I'm an Atheist, but I've published stories with very Christian ideals because the stories knocked my socks off.  I've published some very conservative authors in the past, including one who eventually became part of a "puppy slate," and I would publish stories from them again if I enjoyed the stories.
There are times when I cringe reading some of the things posted on Facebook by authors I've published, but again, it's their stories that matter, not their beliefs, and that's what the writing world is supposed to be about.
I hate the idea of blackballing someone for their beliefs. In my opinion (and please make sure you understand this is an opinion before you all get upset), the only reasons for blackballing an author are because they're plagiarists, they continually refuse to follow your guidelines, or because they've assaulted you as a person in social media.
End of rant.