Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Ephemeris Species Compendium

The Ephemeris Species Compendium was released today. This is the compilation of the six species sourcebooks that I wrote. At the moment, the Compendium is available as a PDF download at The Compendium will also be released as a trade paperback in the coming weeks. Everyone associated with the game is very excited that we're going to be able to do some print supplements in addition to the PDF files.

Downloads are great, but I really love the feel of a book in my hands, so I'm glad to see the game going in this direction.

The Soldier's Sourcebook

The Soldier's Sourcebook for the Ephemeris RPG has been released. You can find it at

It looks like there will be a print version of the six species sourcebooks for the game. They will all be combined into one paperback book...we're still working on the title. It also looks like Ephemeris Critters & Pests by Ian Brazee-Cannon will also be released as a print book at some future date. In addition, there will also be a print version of the class sourcebooks, which Josh and I are currently working on. Like the species collection, this will probably be all of the class books put together, but as we still have a lot of these to write, so this will probably be a long time in the future...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

An officiant booked

We managed to find a judge who was going to be available on the day we wanted for our wedding, so we now have someone to perform the ceremony. We thought we had someone much cheaper lined up, but apparently he wouldn't do it because I'm an Atheist...and so many radical Christians (not all Christians) claim they're persecuted in this country.

We've broken everything up into months, and this was the last thing for January, so that's a good feeling. Next month, the only things on the agenda are mailing out invitations, getting dresses and accessories for the girls, and booking our hotel in Taos...shouldn't be too bad at all...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cleaning out the slush

I spent the weekend reading through the slush piles for The Fifth Di... and The Martian Wave. I can now, quite happily, say that they are empty!!! Although they probably won't be tomorrow when I check in on them.

Still, it's a good feeling to know that for at least a few hours I've responded to all of the submissions.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Martian Wave cover

I've seen an early mock-up for the cover of the first print issue of The Martian Wave, and I'd have to say that I really like it.

For long time readers of mine, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the initial cover will be done by Laura Givens. Once everything is finalized, I'll give all of you a look!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My little Bro...

My youngest brother is a professional polo player, so I thought I'd give him some props by posting this video...

For Gamers

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So, if you love role playing games, then you can't pass up this deal. Go to...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More wedding planning

We're now getting deep into the wedding planning. We met with our photographer yesterday, and so that's all good to go. We've also started registering for gifts, and we hope to have that out of the way either tonight or tomorrow night. We've started planning the honeymoon, and we hope to book the hotel in February or March. The biggest problem we're having right now is getting information on how to book a judge at the courthouse. Calling and e-mailing has gotten the same answer from everyone we've talked to, which is, "We don't really know." That to me seems absurd, since there have to be a lot of people who do courthouse weddings. I'll try again after the holiday, and if I can't get a result at that point, then we're just going to go to the actual courthouse and talk to people until we find someone that knows what in the hell they're doing.

Since we're going to be sending out invitations next month, we're going to sit down with the girls tonight and we'll all pick out a font to use for those.

So far things have been fun, and not too stressful.........

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Preditors & Editors Poll

It's that time of year again. Although I've become a bit disillusioned with this poll over the last few years, it is still a good way to gain some publicity for my work, so I will once again push for votes...

You can vote for me in the following categories...


Science Fiction Short Story: Forgive Men their Trespasses:

Zine Editor:

And you can vote for The Genre Mall as best bookstore: