It’s not real until you hold it in your hands….

I got the test book for The Ancient Egyptian Daybook in mid-December. That was when the project started to feel like a real thing, beyond the ebook that had already been released to the Kickstarter and Egyptiandaybook.com backers. I even took a photo of it, to remember that moment, when the project went from my head to tangible reality outside of my own brain.

Today the book took another leap into reality, as 25 boxes (of a total of 32) were finally delivered after being delayed in Portland’s freak snowstorm week. Here’s a quick view of all three forms of the backer project: coilbound, paperback, and hardcover, respectively. Continue reading

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It’s here…..

The Ancient Egyptian Daybook is finally available for retail sale.

Order your own copy here:
http://www.egyptiandaybook.com/

It is also available in all three formats, via my author spotlight page at Lulu.

And it is already (!) available at Apple’s iBookstore.

Amazon.com and other bookstores should have it available for sale very shortly, and I’ll update when I can verify those releases.

Thank you for your patience with this project getting out there. Please let me know what you think, by sharing a review with me or with any of these booksellers!

Kickstarter and EgyptianDaybook.com preorder backers will receive their copies starting this week (Printed copies are to be delivered to the author on January 12 and shipping will begin immediately). Please watch your email for important correspondence confirming your backer perks and shipping addresses.

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A new year and a new Daybook related project

By now it’s Gregorian 2017 in every place my readers are. May it be your best year yet, if you measure time in that fashion. Today is what we have, but there’s nothing wrong with plans and dreams for the tomorrow that will be today soon enough.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time (see what I did there) delving into calendars over the past several years. The Ancient Egyptian Daybook, my book about pharaonic Egyptian calendars, is in a printshop. Soon, many boxes of books will arrive, and I can engage in the process of mailing them to the very nice people who helped me get it to print with their Kickstarter pledges and Egyptiandaybook.com preorders.  Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Daybook: ebook and printed book preorder update!

Please see this Kickstarter page for my most recent update on the printing of The Ancient Egyptian Daybook. This is extremely important if you were a Kickstarter or Egyptiandaybook.com preorder backer. Otherwise, you just might like to know how it’s going.

Yes, this project is almost ready for retail release. It’s been years in the making. Are you ready? I surely am.

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A curious lecture at Curious Gallery 2017

I’ll be speaking at the Curious Gallery here in Portland on January 8. (You’d think they invented this event just for me with that name, wouldn’t you?)

Dead Wrong: “Mummy Parties” and Other Shocking Curiosities
Sunday, January 8, 2017
3:00pm
When does curiosity cross the line? From Napoleon’s famous invasion of Egypt to the modern day, fascination with the pharaonic heritage, and particularly with the mummified remains of its people, has been a feature of Western interest in ancient Egypt. Before antiquities laws and the idea of cultural patrimony, anyone could (and did) purchase human remains from Egypt and bring them back home. What happened to those mummies? Some lucky few ended up in museums; far more ended up in less respectful circumstances such as the “mummy unwrapping party” craze in Victorian England, or the use of ground up mummy parts for things like oil paint pigments or locomotive fuel. Join Tamara L. Siuda for a look at the very strange afterlives of the pharaohs and their subjects, and what this history says about modern attitudes toward the deceased, toward culture and ethnicity, and toward scientific research.

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