Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Announcement: Empyrean Dreams at Erie ComiCon!

 And now, for the official announcement: 

Empyrean Dreams will be featured in the @ComiCon Erie Artist Alley next weekend, September 10-12 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. If you're in the area, please come by and support us and the other talented artists featured there!

Presale tickets are available at ComiConErie.com. along with previews of all the other artists, presenters, and activities featured this year.



Monday, September 6, 2021

Update: eBooks added and updated

 Hello readers,

  In the flurry of activity before this weekend's Erie ComiCon, I included one additional task: creating the ebook versions of the three most recent Empyrean Dreams novels.  At least, the Kindle ebooks are complete, as they're quick to convert and publish.  In a day or two, you can get ebooks of Stchvk Casefiles #1, Escape from Grace, and A Change in Plans through the Kindle store on Amazon.com.  

  Unfortunately, due to a technical bar, the previous ebook versions of The Wreck of the Untranslatable and Empyrean Dreams cannot be revised from their previous reflowable .epub format to the newer Kindle format.  While viewable on more devices, the old format isn't as attractive, didn't support the table of contents correctly, and created errors for some viewers.  I apologize if you encountered any of these issues.  Going forward, I will make sure the ebooks for Empyrean Dreams are better than these two.

-Nathan

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Update: The Tales of the Scape Grace continue!

 Hello readers,

With the impetus of Erie ComiCon driving me, the paperback versions of two new Empyrean Dreams books are ready for purchase!  

Escape from Grace is the prequel to The Wreck of the Untranslatable and the true first Tale of the Scape Grace, the story of Evgeny Lerner's fall (or rise) to become a pirate captain. 

Buy it here on Amazon.com!

A Change in Plans is the sequel to Wreck, the next story in the Scape Grace's continuing exploits: after its tangle with a truly alien starship and its Ningyo allies, the Scape Grace is in poor shape, with barely enough funds to cover its repairs.  

Buy it here on Amazon.com

In time, I'll get the ebook versions assembled and ready for sale, not to mention the ebook of Stchvk Casefiles #1, but this work will have to wait until at least after the 'Con, in September.

Thank you for checking in... and I'll do my best to make sure there isn't such a long wait for the next book!

-Nathan

Monday, July 12, 2021

Update: Better Update than Never!

It's certainly been a year, hasn't it?

The authors of Empyrean Dreams have struggled and survived through these interesting times and seem to be back on track.  The Tales of the Scape Grace prequel, "Escape from Grace" and sequel, "A Change in Plans" are nearly ready to print.  

We'll be attending Erie ComiCon, at the Bayfront Convention Center, on September 10, 11, and 12 of this year, with books in hand.  If all goes exceptionally well,  I may also be able to share the non-Empyrean project that has occupied much of my writing time for the past 2-3 years.  

In the process of preparation, we discovered that several of our books had been suspended due to changes in our publishers' operations and user agreements.  These issues have now been resolved, and you should again be able to purchase through Amazon.com or by ordering through a bookseller.  Our apologies for this oversight, especially if you tried to buy and were denied!

-Nathan

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Author reading of A Change in Plans, Chapter 1

Greetings to any new visitors, and welcome back to any past readers!

The time has nearly come to offer the Tales of the Scape Grace prequel and sequel, Escape from Grace and A Change in Plans, respectively.  I'm finishing up the print drafts now.  Since I've been posting other samples on YouTube - poetry, songs, and short stories - I thought of reading a few chapters from Empyrean Dreams books, as well.  

Here's the first attempt, Chapter One of A Change in Plans:

https://youtu.be/RY2GP7pjUb0

I hope my voice adds something to the writing...

-Nathan

Saturday, April 25, 2020

As the Plague Turns...

We Aten't Dead.

Neither Empyrean Dreams nor its authors are deceased, though many circumstances have slowed us to an undead-like crawl.  Both L.L. herself and Nathan's wife are in the thick of it, in health care professions.  Nathan is working from home, which sounds great for a writer, but doesn't help to separate Work-work from Personal-work.  Work-work includes the ongoing ghostwriting contract - the target publication date was May, but May has been delayed until the Summer - and some freelance editing, in addition to the full-time day job... editing.  Full confession, also, he's been seen dallying with game design, including an appropriately futuristic-looking card game called HEXMAP that's about to be prototyped and offered to publishers.  There may be some cross-promotion between these projects, with links to appear here on the site.

STILL!  There are at least two and possibly three Empyrean Dreams novels edited, laid out, and ready to go to the printer.  Once the stimulus checks arrive (if they arrive) or other income returns, we'll have those ready to offer for sale.  To avoid confusion, we decided to split Tales of the Scape Grace #0 and #2 into two separate novellas, the Prequel, Escape from Grace, and the Sequel, A Change of Plans.  That way, you can read them in order, and new readers don't buy them together and wonder what happened in-between.  Also in drafts are a fourth Scape Grace story, Third Time's a Curse, and a second Stchvk Casefile, with two stories, Binding Threads and Biological Clock.  That's not counting ideas for all-new series and more short stories.

So you see, we're far from dead.  We're too overworked and tired to be dead.  

That's assuming that Death is any escape from Work.  If anything, maybe the afterlife has better employment figures right now.

-N.L.

p.s. we still miss you, pTerry.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Update: Stchvk Casefiles #1 available now!

WE'RE BACK!


(Not that Empyrean Dreams ever went away, but we went quiet for much, much too long.)

Stchvk Casefiles #1 is complete and available for purchase!

Circumstances finally showed some kindness and we were able to get this first pair of stories ready for print.  Two tales of Saurian Noir, space-opera sci-fi mysteries, featuring Stchvk, P.I., the detective so hard-boiled, he hatched from an egg.  

Find it here on Amazon.com, or ask at your local bookstore, printable on demand from IngramSpark or Amazon CreateSpace.  Also available as an ebook here.


Getting to the next publication will be another challenge.  We have another book ready to go, the next two Tales of the Scape Grace, but won't have the same discounts as before.  Odds are good we'll try a different crowd-funding platform to request help.  

And that's not all.  One-and-a-half more Stchvk stories are complete, plus half a Scape Grace story, and a pile of ideas for new short stories.  We plan to keep writing and publishing, so keep the page bookmarked!

-Nathan