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Niela the Alien

My girlfriend and collaborator Arlys would like to introduce Niela the Alien, a Petite Grey from Zeta Reticulus who aspires to be a shape-shifter of sorts. Niela helps us celebrate holidays and important events by changing costumes to fit the situation. You'll be seeing him or her (we're not sure which) now and then throughout the upcoming year. Unfortunately, he/she hasn't filled out the requisite forms with the INS, so you'll have to help us keep his/her whereabouts secret from the Donald.

This week, Niela is celebrating all the exciting things that we at Nakota Publishing have planned for the coming year.

  • A paperback release of Miss Ione D and the Mayan Marvel
  • A new Ione D novel called Professor Ione D and the Epicurean Incident
  • I'll be submitting more short-short stories to George Donnelly's Flash Flood series of anthologies, so hopefully you'll see more of my work there.
  • A possible new edition of my first novel, Centrifugal Force
  • I'll definitely be working on a sequel to Fidelio's Automata.
  • Watch this site for more new releases from Nakota Publishing!


 IoneD Covers

Yes, it's been quite a while since Nakota Publishing's last update. Arlys and I have been adjusting to new day-jobs and new transportation. Our creative endeavors have not gone idle, however. We have been working on further publications featuring our favorite steampunk heroine, Professor Ione Dfrdwy.

At long last, the paperback version of Miss Ione D and the Mayan Marvel is slated for publication on April 1, 2017. We have added a dozen original illustrations to make this book a special collector's item with bonus material that's not available in the e-book. Don't get me wrong; I love my Kindle. The convenience of having dozens of books in a single device can't be beat. Yet there's something about the feel of a real paper book, turning real physical pages, that can't be simulated.

On the left is the first in the series, Miss Ione D and the Mayan Marvel, due out in paperback very soon. Thanks to our models, left to right, Arlys Endres as Ione (both covers), Anna Nguyen as Lily, and Brittney Reed as Emma. Photos by my amazing co-author Arlys Holloway. Thanks also to the GIMP (not the guy from Pulp Fiction), a free open-source graphics application I used to create them.

Tentative release dates are:

Miss Ione D. and the Mayan Marvel, paperback – 4/17/2017, the 178th anniversary of the Republic of Guatemala

Professor Ione D. and the Epicurean Incident, e-book, 5/24/2017, Queen Victoria's birthday

Professor Ione D. and the Epicurean Incident, paperback – to be determined

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