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, where he continues to work today. 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 several supplements for the game. His second game, The Battle for Turtle Island will be released soon.

His second novel, Red Moon Rising, was released in 2011, and his third novel, A Problem in Translation was released in 2012.

J currently lives with his amazing wife, three wonderful daughters, one crazy cat, and a very quiet turtle.

Where to find J Alan Erwine online


Books

The Martian Wave Vol. 3
By J Alan Erwine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction
What lies beneath the sands of Mars? What will happen to humanity when a possible extraterrestrial signal is received? What can explorers do to save themselves when they discover a completely alien lifeform? These are just some of the questions asked and answered in the 2012 issue of The Martian Wave.
A Problem in Translation
By J Alan Erwine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction
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What is humanity to do when faced by aliens that make decisions that seem completely illogical? If Captain Takahashi and the crew of the Astrid fail to find the right answers, the result could mean the end of humanity. Despite Takahashi's efforts, the powerful Lemec block his actions at every turn. How can he save humanity, and do the Lemec even care if humanity is saved?
Red Moon Rising
By J Alan Erwine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,740. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction
Erik Singer is a young man who is grieving. He's grieving over the death of his brother, and the slow death of the Earth, but with the help of Native American & environmental activist Charlie Chases Crows, Erik decides to make some changes, and he's going to start with the company that was responsible for the death of his brother.

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