Saturday, December 23, 2023

Seasons greetings

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday season, no matter what holidays you celebrate, or even if you don't celebrate. I hope everyone gets to spend time with their family, friends, and loved ones, and everyone stays safe.

Friday, December 22, 2023

The Smashwords sale is still going on

You still have until the end of the year to save up to 50% on my longer titles at Smashwords. Head over to and start downloading today.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

70 stories

I've been doing some organizing today, and in the process, I ended up counting the number of stories I've had published. Obviously I need to pay more attention. I thought I recently crossed the 60 story mark, but "Green Grievances" was actually my 70th story. That's a lot of words...

And if you'd like to read that 70th story, download it at

End of the Year Sale at Smashwords

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

It’s time for you to save up to 50% off of a wide variety of out titles. Check out the End of the Year Sale at Smashwords at It’s a great way to pick up some of our titles that we know you’ve been dying to download.


Friday, December 15, 2023

Smashwords 2023 End of the Year Sale

It's time for the annual Smashwords End of the Year Sale. This gives you the opportunity to pick up my novels and short story collections for half off at, so hurry over and start downloading now!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

A Kepler's Dozen

I haven't mentioned this collection in quite a long time, but A Kepler's Dozen was an anthology that featured one of my stories, and I felt, had one of the best concepts I've seen in quite some time. You can download it at

And what's it about?

A Kepler's Dozen presents thirteen action-packed, mysterious, and humorous stories all based on real planets discovered by the NASA Kepler mission. Edited by and contributing stories are David Lee Summers, editor of Tales of the Talisman Magazine, and Steve B. Howell, project scientist for the Kepler mission. Whether on a prison colony, in a fast escape from the authorities, or encircling a binary star, these exoplanet stories will amuse, frighten, and intrigue you while you share fantasy adventures among Kepler's real-life planets.

The Divided States of America on Sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

I'm not sure how long Amazon will keep this price in effect, but you can get the print or Kindle version of The Divided States of America Vol. 1 for just $3.27 each. That's a 67% discount on the print version. Pick it up today at

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.

Saturday, December 09, 2023

Do You Really Want To Be a Writer?

Sounds like a great title for a writing book, doesn't it? I agree! And that's why in early 2024 Nomadic Delirium Press will be releasing my book about the writing business with that very title. It will be a small volume, where I try to instill some of the knowledge I've learned from more than 20 years in the business. If you read my blogs regularly, you've already gotten a peak at a draft of one of the articles that will be in the book. That can be found at

The articles in the book will be: Why Hasn't My Story Sold? How do I revise? Finding the Right Market. What To Do With a Rejection Letter. Somebody Wants To Buy Your Story, What Now? Reuse, Recycle. Expanding Your Short Story into a Novel. Using Social Media. Marketing Your Fiction, and Yourself. How To Survive Bad Reviews. Maintaining Your Sanity as a Writer. Creating a Short Story Collection. Writing for Anthologies. Writing Shared World Stories. Collaborations. Self-Publishing. Writing Science Fiction.

Like I said, look for this in early 2024. Hopefully it will be educational and entertaining.

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Taurin Tales is the Deal of the Day

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

Today at DriveThruFiction, you can download Taurin Tales for just $1.60. Download it now at You can't beat a sale like that!

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.


Monday, December 04, 2023

The Lies of Belial is the Deal of the Day

My latest science fiction short story collection, The Lies of Belial, and other stories, which is still on the bestseller list at DriveThruFiction will be the deal of the day at the same website. You can download the collection, which usually sells for $3.99 for just $2. So, head over to and download it today.

Welcome to the newest collection from prize winning science fiction author J Alan Erwine. This collection gives you Erwine’s 13 newest stories since the publication of the enormous tome, Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind. In this collection you’ll find five of his Solar Federation stories, two stories from Nomadic Delirium Press’ Divided States of America series, and six independent stories, including the never before published title story.

Journey to distant planets, explore possible grim futures, and have your mind twisted around in a way that only Erwine can do.

Sunday, December 03, 2023

NDP Holiday Gaming Bundle

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

Just in time for the holidays, you can download the core rulebooks for all three of our RPGs, Ephemeris, The Battle For Turtle Island: Buffalo Wars, and Rocks on the Other Side for just $7. That’s three different games for only $7!!! Head over to and download today.


Saturday, December 02, 2023

More about the new novel

Yesterday, I posted that I'd finished the rough draft of a "new" novel, Echoes From the Deep. I figured I'd fill you in on a few of the details. The basic premise of the novel is that a combination human and dolphin group colonizes a planet that once was inhabited by an alien species. The usual turmoil begins because, you know, humans just have trouble getting along, but then strange things start to happen on the planet.

An interesting thing I found while working on this was that three of the characters have the same names of family members, who weren't family members 25 years ago when I started the book. There's a character named Rebecca, and of course that's my wife's name. The governor's AI is named Alexis, which is my youngest daughter's name, and another character is named Francis, which is the name of my son-in-law. I didn't know any of these people when I started writing the book, and I'd thought about changing the names, but I figured I had a reason for selecting those names when I started it, so I stuck with them.

Another thing about the book is that since the governor's AI is named Alexis, whenever he needs to talk to her, he calls into the air, "Alexis." This was long before Amazon came up with the Alexa...just an interesting coincidence.

I'm looking forward to finishing the book and unleashing it on all of my readers!

Friday, December 01, 2023

The rough draft of a new novel is done

I just put the finishing touches on the rough draft of a new novel...well, ok, so it's not exactly new. I started this book about 25 years ago and then boxed it up. I found that box a few months ago, and after reading through it, I realized that my writing has really progressed because there was some really bad prose in what I had written, but more importantly, there was a really good story buried there. So, I set about reworking the book, and now I have a rough draft. This means that some time next year, you will all be able to read Echoes from the Deep.

I can't wait for everyone to read this. I've really enjoyed writing the book, and towards the end, I actually got choked up, which doesn't happen very often when I'm writing my own material because of course I know what's going to happen, but this got to me.

November Bestseller

This collection hit the ground running! My bestselling title for November was The Lies of Belial, and other stories. Apparently people want to read my latest stories, so you can grab my 13 newest stories at any of the following:

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