Paul’s Writing Blog

By Jamie Alan Belanger on March 4, 2012 5:29 pm

Welcome to Paul’s writing blog! Here you’ll find teasers and announcements for upcoming books and stories he’s working on.

Books he’s published:

Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 2: The Bio-Tech Era How Mal 780 The Sol-Bect War, Part 3 Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 1 The Sol-Bect War, Part 2 The Sol-Bect War, Part 1 Purgatory Beckons

Read more or connect with Paul at:

Paul's author profilePaul's author profile on Smashwords
Paul's author fan page on FacebookPaul on LinkedInPaul's author profile on GoodReads

Last Day For Smashwords Read An Ebook Week 2015

By Jamie Alan Belanger on March 7, 2015 8:00 am · 0 Comments

Today, March 7th, is the last day of the Read An Ebook Week sale at Smashwords. Click any book cover below to see its page on Smashwords.

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2015’s Smashwords Read An Ebook Week Promotion

By Jamie Alan Belanger on March 1, 2015 2:04 pm · 0 Comments

Today, March 1st, brings the beginning of another annual Smashwords promotion: Read An Ebook Week. Once more we are participating in this event, and we hope you’ll join us. There’s a lot of discounted books on the Smashwords website all week long, until the 7th of March. During this promotion, you can grab completely free copies of Scribings, Vol 1 and The Sol-Bect War, Part 1. All of our other books are discounted at 50% off, so each can be yours for only $1.50 each this week.
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Fun With Word Count Statistics

By Jamie Alan Belanger on March 27, 2014 4:00 pm · 0 Comments

While writing my post yesterday about my word count statistics, I ran some other numbers through the ol’ spreadsheet and came up with some other interesting facts. I made these word count statistics by highlighting the actual stories, so if you compare to word counts at places like Smashwords, it won’t match up… I didn’t want to include things like copyright text and author biographies in these counts.

  • As a company, Lost Luggage Studios has published 12 books so far, for a total of 770,677 words… that’s about 4,000 words less than the Bible!
  • The Terran Shift universe now consists of more than half of a million published words… 541,973 to be exact.
  • The Scribings anthology series contains 149,461 words and will be closer to 200,000 when we publish Volume 4 in June.
  • Including Scribings, the Terran Shift anthologies, and How Mal 780, we’ve published 291,772 words of short stories.
  • Our fantasy world, Palamar, currently only has 12,286 published words… but that’s going to change by 2015 for sure. It should almost double when Dappil Goes to Hell comes out in Scribings, Volume 4 in June.


Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 2 is now available!

By Jamie Alan Belanger on December 30, 2013 12:03 pm · 0 Comments

We just published our latest anthology at Smashwords this morning! It should show up in the Kindle store later today and will start appearing at other ebook retailers over the next few weeks (Apple, Sony, etc).

Genre: Science Fiction (Cyberpunk) / Anthology (multiple authors)

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Coming Soon: Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 2: The Bio-Tech Era

By Jamie Alan Belanger on December 9, 2013 4:00 pm · 0 Comments

For a while now, we’ve been working on stories for the second volume of The Terran Shift Anthology. Scheduled for release at the end of this month, this volume currently includes seven stories from five authors. All stories are set in the Bio-Tech Era of the Terran Shift Universe, a plausible near-future where humanity’s dependence on technology has expanded to every facet of life.

Routine hacking jobs, nanobot plagues, casual cryonic freezing, virtual lives, and fighter jets with vulnerable computer uplinks. From Singapore to Mwanza to the liberated city-state of New Seattle, people use technology to augment every part of their lives. Some install computer hardware in their heads so they can link directly to the Internet. Some wear glasses so they can navigate city streets with GPS satellite data, allowing them to remain online indefinitely. Some enhance their Net connections with a new psychedelic narcotic that allows them to access data with all senses.


This title is scheduled for release on December 30th, 2013 as an ebook at Smashwords and Amazon Kindle.

These stories are scheduled to be reality starting in 2039.

If you can’t wait to get immersed in this universe, you can start with Volume 1, which is on sale at Smashwords until December 31st.

Click here:
and use code  MZ26D  during checkout to get 33% off!


Or visit the Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 1 page for links to a sample PDF and other ebook retailers.