Saturday, September 25, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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
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.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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.
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.
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!
Monday, July 12, 2021
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!
Sunday, August 23, 2020
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:
I hope my voice adds something to the writing...