Saturday, March 30, 2024

WIP Update

I have several projects that I'm working on, but I've made great strides in the last couple of months on my three main projects.

The second draft of my screenplay for A Problem in Translation is now done. I should start on the final draft in about a week.

I've finished the first draft of my rewriting of James Baker's Goatherds and Gods. This is a 90,000 word novel that Jim wrote many years ago. It's a great story, but the execution was lacking, so I'm rewriting the beast.

I now have 9,000 words in the short story, now novelette, Out of Hibernation. I figure there are about five or six more scenes to write, so still a bit of work to do on that one as it just keeps growing.

Keep an eye on the blogs to keep updated on my progress, and be sure to check out my website at

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Other places to buy my novels

I'm often asked if there are places other than Amazon to buy my novels. It seems some people don't like to buy from Amazon, and I can certainly understand where they're coming from.

The answer to that question is most definitely! If you follow the links below, they'll take you to a master page that will show the various sites you can buy from, and from there, you can pick your favorite and download any, or all of my novels today.

Echoes from the Deep:

A Problem in Translation:

Red Moon Rising:

The Opium of the People:

Fiction sale at DriveThruFiction

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:

For a limited time, save 30% off of all of our fiction titles, as well as our one non fiction title, Do You Really Want to be a Writer? at This sale includes novels, short story collections, anthologies, as well as individual stories. Plus, all of the Divided States of America stories are also available.

Buy now, and buy often. We have a lot of great fiction available for you...

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Last chance to save on RPGs

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog: 

We're in to the final days of our RPG sale at DriveThruRPG. So, you're almost out of time to save on role playing game core rules and supplements. You can save on title from Rocks on the Other Side, The Battle for Turtle Island, and Ephemeris. Download today at:

If you're looking to play a new game, or if you're already playing one of our games, and want to expand that game, these are your final days. Don't miss out!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Take another look at Rocks on the Other Side

The year was 2032. It will always be remembered as the year that the leaders of the world truly lost their minds. That was the year that they unleashed the massive nuclear arsenals they had been stockpiling. That was the year they tried to wipe out all life on Earth because of petty differences, differences that could have easily been overlooked if they would have just had open minds, but let’s face it, how often did the leaders of the world ever actually have open minds?
Now, two years later, civilization is gone, most of life on Earth is gone, but there are still pockets of humanity that try to eke out an existence. Some of the Earth’s flora and fauna have also survived the nuclear holocaust. Unfortunately, now everyone is trying to survive, and that means that everyone else must be viewed as a potential enemy. Even worse, nuclear mutations have created horrible lifeforms. Some used to be human, some were animals, and some were plants, but now they’re horribly deformed, and incredibly dangerous. Not to mention the fact that there are pockets of radiation all over the world that threaten life that comes anywhere close to it.
And, of course, there’s no longer a need to worry about global climate change since the world is stuck in a perpetual nuclear winter, killing more and more of the life on Earth.
Radiation everywhere, almost constant cold and snow, mutated people, animals, and plants…this is the world that waits for you in Rocks on the Other Side. Do you dare venture into this world and try to survive?


Friday, March 15, 2024

Take another look at Marionettes on the Moon

Do Humans control their destiny, or are they merely victims of the circumstances that surround them?
A collection of short stories from prize winning SF author J Alan Erwine examines whether we have freedom of choice, or are merely puppets on strings subject to the whims of the universe.
This newly reworked version of Marionettes on the Moon features the original 13 short stories, plus two recent releases.


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Take another look at The Lies of Belial

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.


Saturday, March 09, 2024

Take another look at Do You Really Want to be a Writer?

Do you really want to be a writer? It’s a serious question that anyone thinking about entering the field of writing should ask.
In this collection of essays, prize-winning science fiction author and editor J Alan Erwine uses his usual wit and sarcasm to educate and entertain potential writers as they start their journeys.
You won’t find essays about plot or character development here, but instead, you’ll find 17 essays that talk about the business of writing. Erwine uses his more than a quarter of a century of experience to talk about the submission process, and more importantly, what to do with your writing and career after you’ve started selling.
Do You Really Want To Be a Writer? is a great source of information for the new writer as well as the experienced writer.


Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Take another look at Echoes from the Deep

The first human and dolphin colony team has arrived on Epsilon Eridani 2, a planet that was once inhabited by a highly advanced species that has gone extinct.
On this exciting new world, the humans have brought all of their typical problems with them, while the dolphins adjust quite easily to their new home.
All of this changes when bizarre events begin to happen to the colonists. Is the stress of a new colony causing unknown neuroses and psychoses to suddenly surface? Is there something in the atmosphere that the colonists didn’t know about? Or is there something else behind the bizarre occurrences?


Sunday, March 03, 2024

Read an e-book week

It's time for the annual read an e-book week sale at Smashwords, and this is your chance to save up to 50% on my titles. You can download novels and short story collections for one week only during this great deal.

In addition, I've thrown in a few short stories for free as well. All I ask is that you please review these stories if you like them, since I'm not making any money off of them. Many times, reviews can be worth more than money to writers, as it makes it easier for them to sell their please review anything you like, whether it's by me or another author.

So, head over to and start reading now!

Friday, March 01, 2024

Bestseller for February 2024

We're getting in our "way back machine" for this one! The bestseller for February 2024 was the Ephemeris RPG. Every once in a while I'll get a surge of sales on this title. Not sure what prompted it this month, but who am I to argue with what people want to buy?

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...

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