J Alan Erwine

Biography

J Erwine was born Oct. 15, 1969 in Akron, Ohio. Early in his life he was exposed to science, and specifically astronomy. From there on, J’s passion turned to science fiction, a passion that’s never died.

Due to family issues, J eventually found himself in Denver, Colorado, where he still lives (well, right outside now.)

From the time he could put subject and predicate together on paper, J has been writing stories. None of those early stories exist anymore (thankfully), but that passion for writing has never waned.

After several years of rejection, the story Trek for Life was eventually sold to ProMart Writing Lab editor James Baker. It wasn’t Asimov’s, but it was a start. Since that time J has sold more than forty short stories to various small press publishers. In addition ProMart also published a short story collection of J’s entitled Lowering One’s Self Before Fate, and other stories, which is still available. ProMart also published a novel from J entitled The Opium of the People, which sold a few copies before going out of print.

The relevance of the novel after the events of September 11th caused J to self-publish the novel, as he felt the story had a lot to say in the new reality we now find ourselves living in. Now, this same book has been re-released by Nomadic Delirium Press.

Eventually J would become an editor with ProMart. Then, after the untimely death of ProMart editor James Baker, J would move on to ProMart’s successor Sam’s Dot Publishing. J also spends most of his time working as a freelance writer and editor.

J’s novel was voted a top ten finisher in the 2003 annual Preditors & Editors contest, and his short story The Galton Principle won a ProMart contest for best story over 5,000 words. In addition, a number of his stories have been voted “best of” in various issue of The Martian Wave and The Fifth DI… and have been included in Wondrous Web Worlds Vols. 2, 3, 4, and 6.

In 2009, the Ephemeris Role Playing Game was released. J is the co-creator of this game, and has written numerous supplements for the game.

J has now sold three novels and four short story collections, all of which are still available from various sources, including Smashwords.

J currently lives with his amazing wife, three wonderful children, three cats, and a very quiet turtle.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love spending time with my wife and my three kids, and when time allows, I like watching old sci-fi reruns, and of course I try to read whenever I can.
What is your writing process?
I almost have to laugh at this one. I used to have a writing process, but now with kids and a full time job, I just have to write whenever I can. I love to listen to classical music when I write, and I generally am the type of writer that plods through the entire manuscript, and then goes back and does a tremendous amount of editing later.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find J Alan Erwine online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Fifth Di... June 2018
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The June issue of The Fifth Di… brings you six stories that will excite and entice you. An artist that is nearing the end of his life, and must face the choices he has made; a man who has to make a decision between what is right and wrong, and must face the consequences of that choice; a man undergoes an experiment to have his consciousness transported into a cat in the past, and...
The Fifth Di... March 2018
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The March issue of The Fifth Di… takes a walk on the dark side with Lachlan Walter, Robert N Stephenson, Rik Hunik, and Gustavo Bondoni bringing you stories of the darker side of humanity. You’ll be taken to a bleak future where the poor are taken advantage of, a future where a branch of humanity comes back to Earth, but the encounter doesn’t go anything like people might have expected...
The Best of Both Worlds Vol. 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nomadic Delirium and Alban Lake, both publishers of science fiction and fantasy, and all points in between, have collaborated to bring you the very best of what they published in 2015. The selections within come from The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di…, and from Outposts of Beyond and FrostFire Worlds. Their settings might be an inner planet or a world-that-might-be.
Previews of Nomadic Delirium Press Anthologies
Price: Free! Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This free preview gives you a brief look at all of the anthologies that Nomadic Delirium Press has published up to May 24th, 2016. You’ll get a few pages of each anthology as a tease, and if you like what you read, please feel free to pick up copies of the actual books for yourself.
Previews of Nomadic Delirium Press Collections
Price: Free! Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This free preview gives you a brief look at all of the individual author collections that Nomadic Delirium Press has published up to May 24th, 2016. You’ll get a few pages of each collection as a tease, and if you like what you read, please feel free to pick up copies of the actual books for yourself.
Preview of Nomadic Delirium Press novels
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This free preview gives you a brief look at all of the novels that Nomadic Delirium Press has published up to May 24th, 2016. You’ll get a few pages of each novel as a tease, and if you like what you read, please feel free to pick up copies of the actual books for yourself.

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