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Belatedly posting the picture of me and +Jennifer Jacob at the post-opening-night #SheLovesMe party.
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Happy book(ish) birthday, Heather!
 

I am delighted to announce the release of my latest game!
Steam-powered mechs meet forbidden sorcery in this interactive steampunk novel, inspired by Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jack the Ripper!
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I'm loving the first serial from Serial Box!
 
Hi everyone!  So I've just launched a new digital publishing company, Serial Box Publishing.  The idea is to be like HBO for readers--publishing great weekly serialized fiction organized into seasons like a TV show. Each serial will deliver a new episode every week which can be enjoyed on its own, or read with the others to give a full season arc. 

We'll be releasing six new serials over the next year, in all sorts of genres.  Our first serial, Bookburners, officially launches today with episodes 1 and 2.  It's an urban fantasy--think Supernatural meets the Da Vinci Code.  If you were a fan of Buffy or The X-Files, I think you'll get a kick out of it. We're releasing it simultaneously in text and audio You can read episode 1 for free, and episode 2 is just $1.99 ($2.99 for both text and audio). You can subscribe to future episodes for $1.59 for both text and audio.

Anyways, please check us out!
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New game! "A Wise Use of Time" by Jim Dattilo (author of the award-winning "Zombie Exodus") is now available on Steam, iOS and Android. It's 25% off until Sep 11. Please reshare this with friends! The more downloads we get in the first week, the higher we'll rank in the App Store. We're also asking our fans to follow us on Steam to show support for interactive fiction on this platform. https://store.steampowered.com/login/?redir=curator/7026798/

With the power to freeze time, you can ransack a casino, rescue a celebrity, or cheat death itself!

"A Wise Use of Time" is a thrilling 260,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Jim Dattilo, author of "Zombie Exodus," winner of the 2011 XYZZY "Special Recognition" award for interactive fiction. Your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

When you freeze time, no one can see you, hear you, or stop you, except, perhaps, a handful of mysterious time controllers like yourself. Every second you steal puts more stress on your body and mind.

Will you bring justice to the mobsters who run rampant in your city? Will you steal from them to provide for those in need? Will you share your power with friends and family? Will you destroy your own powers, or will your powers destroy you first?

* Play as male or female; gay, straight, or bisexual.
* Develop relationships with one of four main romantic options (or a secret one). Track your relationships and moral stats as they change.
* Level up your time-control powers, or nullify them to protect yourself and others.
With the power to freeze time, you can ransack a casino, rescue a celebrity, or cheat death itself! A thrilling interactive sci-fi adventure.
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The ever-awesome American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is hosting this free (registration-required) event to celebrate the opening of the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums.
AFC to Host Symposium on Native American Civil Rights. A blog post at "Folklife Today" on 2015-09-03.
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New game! "VERSUS: The Lost Ones" by Zachary Sergi, now available on Steam, iOS and Android. It's 25% off until Aug 28. Please reshare this with friends! The more downloads we get in the first week, the higher we'll rank in the App Store. We're also asking our fans to follow us on Steam to show support for interactive fiction on this platform. https://store.steampowered.com/login/?redir=curator/7026798/

Steal alien powers and absorb their memories! Can you outlast your opponents to escape from planet Versus?

"VERSUS: The Lost Ones" is a thrilling 123,000-word interactive novel by Zachary Sergi, author of our best-selling "Heroes Rise" trilogy. Your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Become an interstellar warrior, gifted with the power to ransack the thoughts and abilities of others. Transported to an unfamiliar world beyond your wildest dreams, you must invade the minds of your fellow captives to survive.

Seduce Lady Venoma, a self-proclaimed goddess, or clash with Empress Vaccus, a tusked monster and the sworn enemy of your home world. Triumph in gladiatorial combat, or in the deadly politics of planet Versus. Absorb the right talents, and you just might save the galaxy!

* Fight for humans or androids in a morally ambiguous civil war
* Play as male, female, transgender, intersex, or a non-categorizable gender identity
* Subvert the corrupt Elite Courte, or join them to suppress rebellion
* Romance aliens, crossbreeds, and intergalactic royalty, or go it alone--the choice is yours
* Dive into a sci-fi hybrid of space operas, futuristic dystopias, fantasy epics, and political chess
Steal alien powers and absorb their memories! Can you outlast your opponents to escape from planet Versus? An epic adventure in a new galaxy.
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Just saw your comment +Max Saltonstall! This was actually to go with the dress I wore to see #SheLovesMe  with +Jennifer Jacob . :) We had a fantastic time!
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Well this was a long time ago...
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Check out Out of the Sea: An epistolary novel to be released in 2016 by Margaret McNellis on #Kickstarter #OutOfTheSea #EpistolaryNovel #MargaretMcNellis #Fiction #Crowdfunding A novel about vengeance, justice, and mercy that takes place at sea in the early 19th century...join the adventure! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/833257279/out-of-the-sea-an-epistolary-novel-to-be-released
Margaret McNellis is raising funds for Out of the Sea: An epistolary novel to be released in 2016 on Kickstarter! A novel about vengeance, justice, and mercy that takes place at sea in the early 19th century...join the adventure!
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Always nice to see D&D getting good press. :)
D&D has always appealed to introverts with rich inner lives. For my boy, it was a lifeline to the outside world
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Yay Margi! Go check out her Kickstarter!
 
My Kickstarter for 'Out of the Sea' is live! This epistolary, historical fantasy novel has been in the works since 2008--it's time to get it into print and onto the shelves! Join in the adventure with fun rewards for backers!
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  • Simon's Rock College of Bard
    creative writing, 1996 - 2000
  • University of Denver
    Publishing Institute, 2000 - 2000
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Alana Joli is a freelance writer and editor based out of Shoreline Connecticut. She is also a full time mom.
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Published author of two novels, two comics, several short stories, a handful of role playing game adventures, and a huge number of reference articles.
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Occupation
Freelance writer and editor
Employment
  • Self-employed
    freelance writer and editor, 2004 - present
  • Branford Patch
    contributor and columnist, 2010 - 2013
  • Gale Cengage
    editor, 2000 - 2004
  • Barnes & Noble
    bookseller, 2001 - 2005
  • James Blackstone Memorial Library
    reference assistant, 2006 - 2010
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