Mid Winter Update

It’s been too long since I’ve updated this site. Please accept my heartfelt apologies for that.

The updated covers — and corrected links — are now on the “Get the Books” page here. Full Share has only been live for about a day. It’s been caught in limbo for the last week and a half while Amazon went through the review process but it’s finally up and read.

Double Share’s re-issue is next. I know all you people are anxiously awaiting Captain’s Share but I have to do this one step at a time. My goal is to get the last two books in the series out and done by mid-summer 2013. I’ve got a schedule and the only question is how well I’ll be able to follow it.

Many of you have wondered what the delay has been. I’ve been a bit distracted by the passing of my younger sister. She lost a two-year struggle against cancer on the last day of January. It took a toll on my productivity, coming to a head just as the avalanche of re-work fell on me. It’s been difficult to focus on anything, let alone the fiddly detail work of re-editing and re-publishing books.

In spite of that, I’m very pleased with the re-work and look forward to getting the new stuff out ASAP. Fingers crossed that the worst is behind.

About The Captain

The Captain is Nathan Lowell -- Author and narrator of these Tales from the Golden Age. You can find out more about him at his main website.
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30 Responses to Mid Winter Update

  1. Dan Thompson says:

    Please accept my most sincere condolences.

    Family first. Books… sometime after that.

  2. randy hunt says:

    Please accept my condolences too. One step at a time, the days and weeks will take care of themselves.

  3. Flor says:

    Please accept my condolences your stories are some of the best around.

  4. andrew dowd says:


    Ever day is a gift. We lose track of what is important all too easily. Wish you and your family the best through this difficult time. I too lost someone recently to cancer and your stories have helped me escape/deal with the situation. Take care


  5. Josh L. says:

    Please accept my condolences Captain Lowell. Do what you need to do as loss like that can be devastating. I will ceratinly wait patiently. 🙂

  6. barbinbandon says:

    Thanks so much for updating us. Your thoughtfulness in letting us know, from time to time, that this is how it stands right now is much appreciated.

    My good wishes are with you as you navigate these difficult times.

  7. Simon says:

    Oh no. I am very sorry to hear that, Nathan.

    Please take all the time you need.

    I am not going anywhere. Your stories are much too entertaining for me to not read.

    My prayers are with you and your family in what must be a difficult time for you.

  8. Scott Krenz says:

    Mr. Lowell, I will hold you and yours in my prayers. You are dealing with much more important issues. Please take your time. I as one of your fans will be waiting with patience and understanding.

  9. Geoff says:

    My condolences Nathan. my Dad passed mid January so I can certainly understand how you feel.

  10. eric says:

    My prayers and condolences to you, Nathan.

  11. Cal says:

    Wow. I was going to get after you about calling us “you people”, but then you follow up with a right cross like that…

    Keep your spirits up and stay healthy, Captain. Your crew will follow at your pace.

  12. Alex says:

    My sincere condolences. May you find solace you need.

  13. Michele Anderson says:

    Please except my deepest sympathy. I.have read everything you wrote and eagerly await more,your loss made me decide to post. As a person who has lost 2 younger sisters my heart is with you, healing is slow and up and down, your fans will be here.

  14. Jeff Savage says:

    Nathan, my sincere condolences. I certainly understand. I lost my father last year, and my mother had a stroke last month. I had a cousin that my parents raised, that became almost an older sister to me, passed 13 years ago due to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. So I understand what you are going through. I have had to set some of my aspirations aside, and had to make sacrifices for family. Family comes first, business, writing, and etc, sometimes has to take a back chair to family issues.

    While I am awaiting your books, I certainly can see where work, and writing, has been difficult. You certainly did not need the problems with your publisher, and etc.

    Myself, and the rest of your fans, will be waiting for what you have for us. If nothing else, you know you have a great fan base, and I hope that will help sustain you through these trying times.

    Thanks, Jeff

  15. Ken Wiese says:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences. As another fan put it, I am not going anywhere and I will wait for as long as it takes. My wife is a big fan as well and she feels the same way.

    Best wishes and I can’t thank you enough for the stories you tell.


  16. David says:

    Family first. Take all the time you need. We’ll be here. (I know *I* will.)

  17. SorchaRei says:

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I am eagerly awaiting the release of the last two in written form, but I don’t want them one day eari.erthan you can comfortably get them out.

  18. Glen says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, me thoughts are for you and your family.

  19. Marlys j says:

    My most heart felt condolences on your loss. The loss of a family member is always a very hard time. Do yourself right first. We who enjoy your books will understand and wait for the next item.

  20. Feyliss says:

    Hi Nathan,

    My condolences for your loss.

    I know I and a lot of people have appreciated and enjoyed the work you’ve put out and will continue to do so. I wish you the best of success with getting the last two books out and can’t wait to see what your next project is.

  21. Ned Chaney says:

    Sorry for your trouble, and thank you for the update. Take as long as you need. It’ll just be that much more fun to read the last two books when you get there. I’ll be here waiting.

  22. Dee Reed says:

    Late, but please accept our condolences on the passing of your sister. Now is the time to take time to get back on your feet. We don’t mind at all. You’re certainly worth the wait.

    Much love and hugs,

  23. Eva says:

    Losing a sibling is rough..I lost an older brother in 2006-it was he who hooked me on Sci-Fi/Fantasy years ago. I can’t imagine losing a younger one. Take ALL the time you need. It does get easier– not better.. just easier.

  24. I am sorry for your loss. Do what you need to do in the time you need to do it. … Salute, Captain.

  25. Jillian. says:

    I haven’t known what to say. I know what losing my Dad to cancer felt like. Your stories were one part of getting through that horrible loss. If only I could return the gift. You’ve been in my thoughts, daily, and will continue to be. Thank you, Nathan. Your stories have resonated and healed. May you have all the time you need to heal, as well. I hope today had goodness.

  26. Rich says:

    Nate, my heart goes out to you. Lost my wife last year after a 2 year fight with Cancer. If I didn’t have the share series to escape into I don’t know what I would have done. Thank you for that. Just know that they never really leave us. Be strong my friend.

  27. Jason says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss…Good on you for getting the new versions of the books published in the midst of a family crisis. It’s good to see the Solar Clipper books back in circulation. Any word on EPUB version?

  28. Jane Kat says:

    Hi Nathan, Just wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family.

    I am a recent fan and just recently discovered all of your wonderful audio books and am completely enthralled! Thank you for this wonderful work you’ve created! I look forward to reading more of your works (as I’ve now gone through every book).

    Warm regards from the Lone Star State!

    Jane Kathleen from San Antonio Texas

  29. Diana says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My husband died a few years ago, so I definitely know how such a tragic event can throw someone. It really is amazing that you managed to publish nonetheless.

  30. Chris says:

    Accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sister. I lost my father this May and Mother in 08, and know how hard it can be to focus at times. I recently discovered your Solar Clipper series and it has been a breath of fresh air. Finally a story about the rewards of honesty, hard work, and faith and trust in your fellow man. I devoured “Quarter Share”, and am working on “Half Share” already. And have already purchased “Full Share” on Kindle. Keep up the good work and once again condolences for your loss.

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