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


Series

The Divided States of America
The United States have come to an end. The federal government has fallen, and the country is now divided into several independent nation-states. These are stories set in those nation states.

The Dustbin

Price: $0.99 USD.

The Wall is Beautiful

Price: $1.49 USD.

Green in 2110

Price: $0.99 USD.

It's In the Water

Price: $1.49 USD.

What Lies In the Wastelands

Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

The Divided States of America Vol. 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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.
The Martian Wave: 2018
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,950. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Martian Wave 2018 will take you to worlds you could never imagine, and introduce you to aliens you never thought possible. Join the explorers of the galaxy as they visit the planets of our solar system, and planets and star systems beyond.
The Fifth Di... September 2018
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The September issue of The Fifth Di… takes you to a myriad of worlds that you could never imagine. Go to a world where humans are struggling against the native plant life, and see just how far the children of the colonists will go to protect that plant life. Visit an interplanetary vessel like you’ve never seen before…even the inhabitants of the ship are surprised by what they find...and more...
The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sectors Forty-Seven & Forty-Eight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The exploration of “Deep Space” continues. Sectors Forty-Seven & Forty-Eight are lightly inhabited sectors, but with the Ernya around, there's still bound to be conflict, and if you want mysteries, there's always the remains of star ships that don't belong to any of the "Deep Space" species, plus enough mysteries to keep your players happy for years.
The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector Forty-Six (Khruntha Space)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Welcome to Sector Forty-Six, the home sector of the Khruntha. Here you’ll find their homeworld, and many of the worlds they’ve colonized. You’ll also find mysteries just waiting to be solved. The Khruntha are one of the most brutal and controlling species in the Ephemeris universe, but even they can’t control their own kind, and you will find all kinds of rebellions in this sector as well.
Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 173,530. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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.
Frozen Ambitions
Series: The Divided States of America. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2018 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Great Lakes Conglomerate is ready to launch an ambitious mission to Mars, but is there a saboteur among the designers?
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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