Friday, December 31, 2021

January Special at Gumroad

 During the month of January, you can get five of my stories for just $3. You get one of my Divided States of America stories, Frozen Ambitions, you also get one of my Solar Federation stories, Greenie. In addition, you get three of my other stories...Entropy, Hunted, and Seas of Red.

All five of these stories are only $3 at


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Don't forget

You have through New Years to download many of my titles for up to 50% off from Smashwords. Head over to and start reading today.


Friday, December 17, 2021

Smashwords End of the Year Sale

Smashwords has announced their end of the year sale, and you can download a variety of my titles for up to 50% off, so hurry over to and download a bunch of my titles to keep you occupied during the holidays.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Two deals to keep in mind


A couple of deals you might want to keep in mind...

You can get five of my short stories for just $3 at Gumroad. You get "It's in the Water," "Mission Unknown," "On the Word of Ancients," "Lost in the Dark," and "The Least Practical of Jokes." Download them today at

And if you're an Amazon Unlimited member, you can read "One More Good Trade" for free at


Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Special deal at Gumroad

During the month of December, I'm running a special on can download five of my stories for just $3.

In this package, you get "It's in the Water," my first Divided States of America story, "Mission Unknown," my first Solar Federation story, "On the Word of Ancients," "Lost in the Dark," and "The Least Practical of Jokes." Basically, that's five stories for the price of 3, and that deals on available through Gumroad.

So, download all five stories today at

And be sure to follow me while you're there, for future special deals that will only be available for followers.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Select titles on sale at DriveThruFiction

Through Cyber Monday, you can save 20% on a variety of my titles at DriveThruRPG. I'm not sure how they chose the titles, but some of them are available for 20% off at


Friday, November 26, 2021

Book of the Weekend for Nov. 26th-28th


From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

Let this weekend be criminal...with Future Syndicate II for just $2.24.

Many would like to think that as our species evolves, crime will disappear, but most know this is not true. Crime has always been with us, and it always will. Future Syndicate II features stories told from the point of view of the criminals, sometimes bad people, sometimes people forced to make bad decisions, but always, in the eyes of society, criminals.

Download from Smashwords at:


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

If you enjoy my writing...

 ...why not become a patron on Patreon? You can help out for as little as $1 a month! Head on over to and support my work today.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Have you ordered it yet?

Don't forget my latest title, J Alan Erwine's Tales of Space Exploration and Discovery. This one is available as a hardback, a paperback, and an e-book, and for those of you that are Kindle Unlimited members, this one is available to borrow for free.

For decades, J Alan Erwine has been writing stories about space exploration and all of those stories are gathered into one massive tome. Travel the far reaches of space, or explore the solar system with him. Some of the stories are dark, some are optimistic, but all of them are uniquely his.
This collection also features the first four stories in Erwine's Solar Federation Series.


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Everything is now available at Gumroad

All of my stories and collections are now available on Gumroad for you to download today. In addition, I will be creating special deals that will only be available through Gumroad, so be sure to follow me while you're there.

Head on over now, and buy something, or follow...or better yet, do both!


Friday, November 12, 2021

Book of the Weekend for Nov. 12th-14th


From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

This weekend, let’s look at a possible future for the United States with The Divided States of America Volume 1…

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.

You can download it today from Smashwords for just $2.99 at


Friday, November 05, 2021

Stories on Gumroad

 I'm slowly starting to post some of my stories to Gumroad, so you can check them out at

It will be a slow process, but I will be getting more posted.

Tales of Space Exploration and Discovery


Originally released only in hardback, my Tales of Space Exploration and Discovery is now available in paperback and as an e-book, and through Amazon, you can even read it for free if you're a Kindle Unlimited member.

For decades, J Alan Erwine has been writing stories about space exploration and all of those stories are gathered into one massive tome. Travel the far reaches of space, or explore the solar system with him. Some of the stories are dark, some are optimistic, but all of them are uniquely his.
This collection also features the first four stories in Erwine's Solar Federation Series.


Sunday, October 31, 2021

DriveThruFiction Deal of the Day for October 31st

Today only, you can download A Problem in Translation for just $1.20 at

Humanity's first contact with an alien species, the Lemec, is complicated by the fact that the aliens don't use an entirely verbal language...not only that, but the other aliens in their "domain" seem to worship the Lemec as some type of gods, and as they seem to anticipate every move that Captain Shiro Takahashi and his crew make, humanity begins to think that maybe the other aliens know something that they don't. 

Friday, October 29, 2021

Book of the Weekend for Oct. 29th-Oct. 31st

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

This week we’re going with the longest collection of fiction we’ve ever published…Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind by J Alan Erwine.

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Normally priced at $6.99, you can download it this weekend for just $5.24 at

Friday, October 22, 2021

More titles are now available on Gumroad

 I've added even more titles to my Gumroad account. You can find it at

You can find all of my novels, all of my short story collections, and the two RPGs I've created, as well as some of the supplements for those.

I'm still debating as to whether or not I want to upload my individual short stories. It's a lot of work, and I'm not yet sure of the payoff...but my longer stuff is all available for you to start downloading and enjoying...

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Download my books at Gumroad

Many of my books are now available through Gumroad, and I will be adding more titles as time allows. Feel free to start downloading any of my books at


Friday, October 15, 2021

Book of the Weekend for Oct. 15th-17th


From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

Disharmony of the Spheres is our book of the weekend for this weekend…

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.

Download today for just $2.00 at


Friday, October 08, 2021

BIG sale on Ephemeris titles

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

We set up an eight day sale which would allow you to save 30% on most of our RPG titles, without realizing that DriveThruRPG was also going to be running a small press as a result, you can save really BIG on our titles, including ALL of our Ephemeris titles. What do we mean by BIG savings? How does 60% off sound? Hurry and head over to and download everything you want now!

Book of the weekend for Oct. 8th-10th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

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. 

Download it today for just $2.99 at


Friday, October 01, 2021

One week left

You still have one week left to save 25% on most of my titles through DriveThruFiction. Novels for just over $2. Collections for $2-3 and individual short stories for just 74 cents. This is a great opportunity to pick up titles that you haven't read yet, or if you've never read my work, now would be a great chance to introduce yourself...

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Save 25% for the next two weeks

For two weeks only, you can save 25% off of most of my digital titles. You can find them at DriveThruFiction at

This includes, novels and short stories...and some of the short stories are available for just 74 cents.

Be sure to tell your friends, and order often!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Did someone say hardcover?

That's right, my latest collection is available as a hardcover, and it would look great on your shelves! J Alan Erwine's Tales of Space Exploration and Discovery features more than 100,000 words of previously published short stories that look at one of my favorite exploration...obviously. This collection even features the first four stories of my Solar Federation series. At this time, this is the only collection that features those stories.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Amazon and order your copy now...

Friday, September 10, 2021

One More Good Trade


From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

We hadn't realized that "Choose Your Own Adventure" was trademarked, and we never meant to infringe on that trademark, so we have dropped the subtitle from "One More Good Trade." Unfortunately, Amazon does not allow us to change titles, so we had to delete the old one, and upload everything all over again. So, if you would like to order "One More Good Trade," simply go to:

The print version should be available very soon as well.


A sale on Nomadic Delirium titles

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

For the next two weeks, all of our titles are available for 25% off at DriveThruFiction, this means you can download some titles for as little as 74 cents…so check out the sale today at

This includes many books that I've edited. Plus some of my short story collections and my Divided States of America stories...and of course, it includes One More Good Trade.


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Deal of the Day

Today only, you can download my Tales of Interstellar Space for just $1.60 from DriveThruFiction. Download it now at

Friday, August 27, 2021

Taurin Tales is this weekend's featured book

Every weekend, Nomadic Delirium Press is featuring a book of the weekend, which is being discounted by 25% at Smashwords. This weekend's book is Taurin Tales, which I edited.

Taurin Tales is a shared world anthology featuring some of the top names in small press science fiction. The Taurins were created by science fiction writer, editor, and game designer J Alan Erwine. Once he had created them, he invited some of his favorite writers to play in the universe, and further flesh out these new aliens. Thus was born Taurin Tales.
The stories in this collection cover a large aspect of Taurin life…grand space adventures, small character studies, the tackling of difficult social issues, the past and the future of the Taurins.
Included in this collection, you’ll find David Lee Summers, D. Moonfire, Ian Brazee-Cannon, Tyree Campbell, Anna Paradox, Laura Givens, and Rick Novy. 

Order today for just $2.99 from Smashwords at:

Friday, August 20, 2021

Another featured book of the weekend


From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

As work progresses on our third RPG, let’s go back to our very first RPG, and still our most successful title, Ephemeris.

The year is 2185. The human race has gone to the stars, and found that they’re not alone. Local space is teeming with civilizations, some hostile, some friendly, and some indifferent. This is the universe of Ephemeris.

Ephemeris is a game of galactic trade and galactic conquest; of inter-species conflict and cooperation. Ephemeris is a science fiction role playing game. Here you will be able to take on the role of your favorite alien species and your favorite class. You will be able to trade, fight, negotiate, conquer, whatever you’d like to do with your fellow players. You can play the role of an Althani Trader, or maybe an Arbonix Cyber Wizard, or maybe even a Human Nanist. You can create a party made up entirely of one species and set out to upset the trade routes of a rival species. Or maybe you want to create a party with a variety of species that preys upon the trading routes of the various civilizations. Or maybe you want to explore the ancient ruins on long dead planets, ruins that clearly show that there were other species roaming the spaceways in the past…but where are they now? You can fight in great wars, negotiate grand peace treaties, and explore sections of the galaxy that no sentient has ever explored. Or maybe your party has joined with one of the interplanetary corporations; corporations whose motives are never entirely clear. These are just some of the possibilities open to you.
The universe of Ephemeris is yours to do with as you please. What you now hold in your hands are the basic guidelines for the games. Here you’ll find the races, classes, abilities, skills, weapons, and ships that allow you to create your own Ephemeris universe.

Now, step inside for the greatest science fiction adventure you’ve ever been on…

Now available at Smashwords for 25% off ($3.74) at


Sunday, August 15, 2021

More 25% off titles

 From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

For the next few days, DriveThruRPG is having a 25% off sale on a selection of their titles, which includes some of ours. You can order and download them at

This includes my new Ephemeris RPG choose your own adventure story, One More Good Trade.


Friday, August 13, 2021

Save 25% on some of my titles

I'm not quite sure how DriveThruFiction selected the titles for their latest sale, but some (not all) of my titles are available for 25% off at

You'll have to do some searching, but there are some great individual stories for 74 cents and the first four Solar Federation stories available as a bundle for just $3.

Happy shopping.

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Rocks on the Other Side

For the post-apocalyptic RPG I'm creating, I'm considering the title Rocks on the Other Side. I'm not sure if many people will get this reference...I'm also not sure that it really jumps off the page, making people want to buy it. I think it's a great title for a story, but I'm not sure it's a great title for a game.


Friday, August 06, 2021

Featured Book of the Weekend

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

If we’re going to start a featured book of the weekend, then we might as well start with where it all started for us…Seedlings on the Solar Winds by J Alan Erwine.

America as a fascist state, soldiers driven to terrorism, insane computers, insane humans, insane aliens, these are just some of the things waiting for readers in the pages of this new short story collection from prize winning science fiction author J Alan Erwine.

Available for 25% off at Smashwords this weekend only:


Saturday, July 31, 2021

If you read on Apple

I know that many of you buy your e-books through iBooks, so I thought I'd post a link to make it easier for you to buy some of my books...

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Christmas in July at DriveThruFiction

Christmas in July has arrived at DriveThruFiction. You can save 25% off of my titles, this even includes the individual short stories. This sale ends soon, so shop today at

Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Complete Ephemeris Bundle

 From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

We've combined all of the Ephemeris titles into one bundle. It features all of the large collections like The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica, and such, but it leaves off the individual titles that are included in those larger collections, so that it's easier for you to get everything without having to try to figure out what's in each collection...and the best part, it's all available for only $40.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Post-apocalyptic RPG

For a while now, I've been toying with the idea of creating a new post-apocalyptic RPG. I have tons of ideas, but I'm curious to hear what people might want to see in a new RPG, and what kinds of things they think have been done to death.

Please feel free to comment and debate...politely...


Friday, July 16, 2021

A taste of Fight or Flight

 Robert Jenkins cowered in the corner of the disheveled building, sweat pouring from every pore. His grungy clothes were even dirtier than normal as he desperately tried to catch his breath. The patrol had almost caught him, and he knew what would happen. If he was lucky, a life in a Rocky Mountain States of America prison, but if the patrol had been too busy, or didn’t feel like following the “rules,” he’d be just another dead kid from the Wastelands left on the side of a street in Campo, Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain States were supposed to be so great, at least that’s what he’d heard, but what he had seen so far in Campo, abandoned buildings, dust, and high winds, reminded him a lot of Boise City in what used to be Oklahoma, but that had been long before Robert had been born. Now Boise City was just a series of ruins run by various gangs. His, the Rose Clan, had sent him to Colorado. He was supposed to make his way to Springfield, where he was supposed to steal some resources. That had been the plan, anyway. That had been when there were four of them. Jackson got fried in an electric fence while crossing the border. Evans was shot dead by some random hunter who thought he was a dear, or some shit like that. And Billings got hit by a truck just outside of Campo. They hadn’t seen any traffic since they’d entered Colorado, so Billings had thought it would be safe to walk down the middle of what had been Highway 287…maybe it was still called that in Colorado. In what used to be Oklahoma, it was just called The Road, a place where the gangs could try to take out the occasional truck going between the Rocky Mountain States and Texas, and those were few and far between.

Billings had been walking down the middle of the Highway when the truck came out of nowhere and took him out at 200 miles per hour. Now Robert was left alone to complete a mission that would probably require at least two of them, but if he returned to the Rose Clan empty handed, Jim Bob, the head of his clan would probably have him killed.

“Talk about lose-lose,” he mumbled to himself, and then quickly put his hand over his mouth as he heard a noise outside the “door.” The boarded over relic of a door had offered no resistance to his entering, and he’d hoped that he’d put everything back into place so that no one would notice that there might be someone inside.

But now the movement had stopped right outside of the door. Robert thought he could hear breathing, but maybe it was just his own.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

A very different writing experience

 I recently finished the rough draft for an Ephemeris RPG choose your own adventure story. This was a very different writing experience for me. In order to write something like this, you have to be able to maintain multiple plot lines, and remember what you've said about your characters in one line that you might need to say in another because you can't just assume that your reader knows what you're talking about.

When you're writing a traditional story, you're able to plant a piece of information about your character, and assuming your reader isn't skipping parts of the story, they'll know about it...but in a choose your own adventure, an important character trait that is mentioned in plot line A may be important in plot line B, but you have to mention it again. Overall, it was a challenging experience, but I really enjoyed writing the story.

Look for it to be released by Nomadic Delirium Press sometime in the next couple of months...

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Fight or Flight


I have a new story set in The Divided States of America called Fight or Flight.

Robert grew up in The Wastelands, where kids are forced to grow up fast, or they die. Now as a member of The Rose Clan, Robert finds himself on his first mission outside of The Wastelands…a raid into The Rocky Mountain States of America, but nothing has gone as planned, and now he finds himself on the verge of death…but he’s been there many times before, and maybe death isn’t as bad as going back to The Wastelands.

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And the photo was taken by my amazingly talented photographer daughter, Juliah!


Friday, July 09, 2021

Don't forget the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale

 It's very hot where I am, so I know staying inside and reading is a wonderful thing, so how about picking up a few of my e-books from Smashwords during their annual Summer/Winter sale. You can save up to 50% off of a number of my titles...stories, novels, collections, anthologies, a one-act play, you name it, you can order it now at

Problems with my webhost

 The site that hosts my website has recently made changes that only allow users to use templates. I code my own site, as you can probably tell since it's not really professional, but it's easy for me to make changes, so I like doing it that way. As a result of their changes, I can't update my site. I'm currently looking into whether or not I want to start using one of their templates, or move my site. Both are a pain, and I don't have a lot of time...but I'll keep you updated.

Friday, July 02, 2021

The Solar Federation Stories 1-4 Bundle


You can now get the first four stories of my Solar Federation series for just $3.00 from DriveThruFiction at

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

 Through July 1st, Smashwords is running their annual Summer/Winter sale. This is a great chance to save on ebooks, and many of mine are listed at up to 50% off, so check out the sale today at 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

One Night at Sharon's


Sharon's is the most popular bar in all of the Solar Federation, and the owner, Sharon, has become the most popular character in the Solar Federation series. Now, take a look at one night in her bar. You'll see some familiar faces and you'll learn more about Sharon and her trusty dog, Sonny.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mainstream fiction

 Many years ago, back when I was in college, I have to admit that I dabbled...not in drugs, or anything like that, but I dabbled in writing mainstream fiction. It's nowhere near as fun as writing science fiction, but I had some ideas that fit better into mainstream fiction, so why not try it?

I've slowly been finding those stories, and I've started publishing them as individual stories. There's even a one-act play that I wrote. If this is something you think you might be interested in reading, please feel free to check them out at:

There are still a few more stories I need to find, but hopefully I'll have them published in the next couple of months. For now, please feel free to enjoy these.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Smashwords sales

 For the next few weeks, my novels and short story collections will be available for 30% off at Smashwords: I'm also throwing in a few freebies, so check out some of my work today.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Special deals going on right now

 There are several sales and bundles that I'm currently a part of. Some as an editor, and some as a game designer. Here are links and brief descriptions to some of them...

DriveThruRPG Sci-fi sale:

The Ultimate Martian Wave Bundle: 6 issues of The Martian Wave for just $6.

The Ultimate Fifth Di... Bundle: 25 issues of The Fifth Di... for just $12.50.

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica for just $14.00:

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Special Discount on The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica

 For the rest of this month, you can download The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica from DriveThruRPG for just $14.00. Simply go to and order today.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Become a Patron today

 If you're familiar with my work, and you enjoy it, I invite you to become a patron on Patreon today. If you're not familiar with my work, I still invite you to check out my Patreon account, as it will direct you to my work, and hopefully you will enjoy it, and then want to become a patron.


Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector Sixty-One


Sector Sixty-One of The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica is the final sector of the Encyclopedia, and while it's a small sector, dominated by the Khruntha, there are still mysteries to be solved, including what might be the greatest mystery any of the species have ever encountered.


Saturday, February 06, 2021

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector 60 (Julahmo Space)


Sector 60 of the Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica brings you the home sector of the Julahmo. The Julahmo are often known as the “Beaten Race” because they have been bullied by the Ernya and the Khruntha, as a result many of the planets in this sector have been conquered by these races, but still, the Julahmo have many thriving colonies throughout the sector that clearly show that they are far from “beaten.” In addition to all of these colonies, there are many mysteries for intrepid explorers to look into and solve…if they survive…

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