Saturday, March 30, 2013

Table of Contents for A Kepler's Dozen

Here is the table of contents for the upcoming A Kepler's Dozen collection:

  • Middle Ground by Mike Brotherton
  • Turtle Soup by Laura Givens
  • The Gloom of Tartarus by Gene Mederos
  • A Glint off the Glass by Rick Novy
  • Omega Shadows by Carol Hightshoe
  • Daniel and the Tilmarians by Doug Williams
  • Exposure at 35b by Mike Wilson
  • Hot Pursuit by David Lee Summers
  • Tracking the Glints by Anna Paradox
  • An Eternity in Limbo by J Alan Erwine
  • A Mango and Two Peanuts by Steve B. Howell
  • The Company You Keep by M.H. Bonham
  • Kokyangwuti by Melinda Moore

The collection can be pre-ordered by going to

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There's something waiting for me in my dreams

When doctors put people on medications that manipulate the neurotransmitter levels, they don't really tell you about the side-effects...or at least my doctor didn't.  And he certainly didn't let me in on what I'd go through after I was off of the medication.
I've been off of the meds for almost a week and now I'm suffering from some extremely severe insomnia.  Even worse than the insomnia is when I do sleep.  I have horrible dreams and nightmares about the death of loved ones, and other equally horrible things.  Needless to say, this leaves me quite exhausted by morning, and that along with the withdrawal symptoms leaves me feeling very unlike myself.  Luckily, I know that it's the meds doing this, so I'm not suffering the depression that this could easily cause, but I'm certainly not feeling like myself.
Not to worry anyone though, I'm not planning on doing anything stupid...just waiting impatiently to be myself again...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I'm leaving Sam's Dot

After a great deal of "soul" searching, I've decided to leave Sam's Dot.  I was recently promoted at my "real" job, and that has cut into my family time, and pretty much eliminated my writing time, which was down to almost nothing already.  So after a lot of thought, I've decided to say good bye to SDP.
It wasn't an easy decision, as I've spent more than a decade editing for them and for their predecessor ProMart Writing Lab, but I think it was the right decision.  I need more time to write, and I certainly can't take more time away from my there it is.
I won't be leaving editing completely behind.  I will still be doing editing for Nomadic Delirium Press.  In fact, The Fifth Di... and The Martian Wave, which I've been editing since the ProMart days will be coming along with me to NDP.  The Fifth Di... will probably be converted into an inexpensive downloadable e-zine, and The Martian Wave will continue on as a print zine, although I would imagine that I'll have to run a Kickstarter just to get it off the ground.
So, it's an end and a new beginning all in one.  Most importantly, I think it's what will make me truly happy, and ultimately, that's what's important.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A 12th birthday

Yesterday was our oldest's 12th birthday.  It's hard to believe that she's almost a teenager...although her attitude certainly has its teen moments...
When I first came into her life, she was a little first grader, and now she's in middle school, having crushes on boys, and doing the crazy things that 12 year old girls do.  Although she frustrates the hell out of me at times, I'd have to say that for the most part, I'm very proud of the young woman that she's growing into.  I think that if she continues to make good decisions in her life, she could be just about anything that she wants to be...if we can only motivate her.
Happy birthday, Eryn!

Monday, March 04, 2013

The Battle for Turtle Island is here

The new game is here.
Imagine it's the 19th century, and the colonization/conquest of the Americas is underway yet again, only this time magic is real, and the Indians have a lot more of it than the colonists. This is the world of The Battle for Turtle Island: Buffalo Wars.
The colonists may have the better weapons, but the Indians nearly double the magic of the colonists. Maybe this time the history of the Americas will be very, very different. The Battle for Turtle Island: Buffalo Wars is actually two books in one. It has the core rules for The Battle for Turtle Island RPG, which will be a series of books featuring the different parts of the Americas, and it also has the Buffalo Wars supplement which looks at the battles for the plains.
You can choose to be a Cavalry Soldier, an Arapahoe Medicine Man, a Colonist Trapper, an Apache Warrior, or any number of other classes, and your character can choose to change classes as they advance. This book contains, the character classes, the special abilities for each Indian tribe, the goods, the spells, and much more.
The only other thing you'll need to play is some dice and a vivid imagination.
You can, and should, order it from any of the following: