Jamie’s Writing Blog
Welcome to Jamie’s writing blog! Here you’ll find teasers and announcements for upcoming books and stories he’s working on.
In June 2011, the founding members of the Greater Portland Scribists published their first anthology, a collection of speculative fiction called Scribings, Vol 1. From the birth of a new world to a high-tech afterlife, these tales explore the emotional range of life.
In June 2012, GPS published our second anthology, Scribings Vol 2: Lost Civilizations. Journey into lands long lost with stories that will take you on trips through Ancient Egypt, Viking lands, Atlantis, and even through the fabric of reality itself.
Stories from both anthologies are contained within this book, published in paperback for the first time ever.
This paperback is now available at the CreateSpace eStore, and should appear on Amazon within a few days. Happy reading!
Now that our Essential GPS ebook is free on Amazon, it’s been climbing the charts. We’ve been pretty excited to watch it go go go! Last night, just before a GPS group meeting, Essential GPS was sitting at just over #100 on the Genre Fiction Anthology chart. Right now it’s shot up to #47.
If you prefer another ebook store, Essential GPS is available almost everywhere. You can find a full list of store links at http://www.LostLuggageStudios.com/books/EssentialGPS.php
For the past five years, the Greater Portland Scribists writing group has been independently publishing their fiction in annual anthologies. The Scribings Omnibus combines almost every story we’ve published. Ten of our current and previous members have contributed a total of 44 stories to this collection. From our inaugural volume to this year’s volume, Inversions, the stories contained in this Omnibus Edition span nearly every speculative fiction subgenre there is—fantasy, horror, science fiction, paranormal, and more.
The Scribings Omnibus contains stories from the following volumes:
I’ve uploaded the final version of the ebook pretty much everywhere, and we are set for a December 15th release. You can preorder a copy of this book today at Kindle, Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo using the links below:
Essential GPS: A Scribings Special Edition
The Greater Portland Scribists writing group first formed in July 2010 and published their first anthology the following June. Since then, they have been publishing an anthology every summer. After the publication of their fifth volume in 2015, they decided it would be fun to look back over the years and choose the best stories from each author. With the help of fans in autumn 2015, they have selected one story each from current and previous members. This collection is a great sampler of work spanning the years that we’ve been working together.
Stories contained in this volume:
This volume is now available for FREE at Smashwords. It should be at other ebook retailers soon. (Note that it may show up in the Kindle store for 99 cents for a little while until I can force them to price-match Smashwords)
The Essential GPS survey has concluded and I’ve analyzed the results… and made some pie charts! Who doesn’t love pie charts? Mmm… pie… Below are the winning stories from the survey. We plan to release this special edition of the Scribings series on November 30th.
This poll was the second-largest landslide in the entire survey. More people voted for Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations than for all other volumes combined. We all have our favorite stories and volumes, but I’m still surprised at how many more votes Miscreations received. It’s always nice to know when we do something right.