Megan's Kickstarter is live! Check it out.
Hello to my wonderful Daybook backers!
Megan Zane, who did the beautiful art for our Ancient Egyptian Daybook, and the soon to be released Daybook Planner,has her own... Read more
EgyptianDaybook.com Shipping Update
Dear EgyptianDaybook.com backers: (If you backed on Kickstarter.com there is a separate update for you, posted right before this one.)
Here is the most current information on the shipping of... Read more
KICKSTARTER BACKERS shipping updates!
Dear Kickstarter backers:
(If you backed on Egyptiandaybook.com there will be a separate update for you, please follow this space)
Here is the most current information on the shipping of... Read more
Crossposting: Another project you may be interested in
I will only post this once (also, the project is almost over - it ends at 12:35pm on Thursday, February 8).
100 Gods of Egypt, the project... Read more
Some news you can use!
Greetings once again to everyone who supported The Ancient Egyptian Daybook.It's amazing to sit down and look at this project five years after we did our original Kickstarter (has... Read more
More shipping! Yes please!
A few more got shipped out yesterday and late this evening. I am currently sick, so I had to slow down a bit after last weekend's big push to get... Read more
Kickstarter Backers Complete! Website Backers Almost Complete!
It is finished...as far as the Kickstarter goes. ALL Kickstarter backers who have provided me with working shipping information have been shipped as of this evening, and should receive... Read more
10/4/17 Update! So close.
The end is in sight!
Three and a half bags like this one, filled with envelopes and boxes for different backers, were delivered to the Post Office today thanks... Read more
Shipping Update 8/2/17
Closer to the last hundred books to go out! I also got some news today that I'm going to have more funding for postage on this project on the last... Read more
Perpetual Planner update, Daybook Shipment updates!
Lots of news happening in my corner of the world, as we enter the Epagomenal Days. (for the Kemetic Orthodox, New Year's Day/Wep Ronpet has been moved to August... Read more
Current shipping progress: June 28, 2017 (Wednesday)
BACKERS FULFILLED/COMPLETED/SHIPPED(including 1-322 from Kickstarter and 323-428 from Egyptiandaybook.com - I had miscounted from the last database correction. If you need to know your website backer number, feel free... Read more
More Shipping! More Numbers!
Another quick update. The shipping train is moving again! I've recounted and added in the rest of the print orders since I started shipping (we're up to 425 total).
More... Read more
Corrected Shipping - Up to Date
I spent the day double-checking the two spreadsheets against PayPal and Kickstarter data to make sure I have the most updated information on where we are shipping wise. This is... Read more
Shipments resuming: May 2 update
Dear Daybook backers,
I apologize for the April disappearance. Dissertation proposal time turned out to be considerably more involved than I had hoped for at the end of the process,... Read more
Daybook Planner Kickstarter 178% funded!
I want to thank all of you who participated in or helped spread the word about the Kickstarter campaign for this book's perpetual planner companion.It finished up a little... Read more
Daybook Planner Kickstarter in its final day! (and very close to stretch goals.) Please help spread the word.
Today is the last day (well, the last 21 hours as of this posting) for the Ancient Egyptian Daybook Perpetual Planner companion project that goes with this project:
We... Read more
March 26 Shipping Update. We're getting there!
Backer 181 shares an unpacking photo with us. Thank you!
Hitting that point in the evening where I've written my name so many times I'm forgetting how to spell it.... Read more
March 25 shipping update - Planner Kickstarter 5 more days
I'm back from the conference, where my lecture on the ancient Egyptian calendar was very well received. Thank you to everyone I met in Minneapolis!Now it's time for more... Read more
Beware the...shipping? (March 15 shipping update, Planner Kickstarter news, lecture this weekend!)
Here's an "ides of March" update that doesn't involve any sharp objects (we hope!). At the bottom of this update you'll find the latest shipping information. I am... Read more
Daybook Planner Kickstarter 100% of goal; 16 days left for reaching app-related stretch goal!
The Ancient Egyptian Daybook Perpetual Planner project is alive. Its own Kickstarter reached 100% of basic goal tonight, thus assuring its funding. We are still 16 days away from the... Read more
Saturday Daybook shipping update - Planner Kickstarter at 88% (almost there!)
More books went out today, and more will follow them tomorrow once I get more tape. More than one book tiers equal bigger boxes and more packing material, and today... Read more
March 2 shipping update; Planner Kickstarter at 60%!
More books have gone out (doing this solo means it's going slower, but I am doing it best I can) and we've hit halfway of the fulfillment! (yay!)... Read more
Ancient Egyptian Daybook Perpetual Planner - Kickstarter is live now!
Heru nofri! ("Good day!")
Just now, the Kickstarter project for a companion perpetual calendar/calendar planner style book to The Ancient Egyptian Daybook has gone live.
We have 30 days to... Read more
February 8 shipping update! Note: shipping pause until 2/15
Backer #16 sends a photo of the Daybook as part of a devotional practice. Thank you! Keep those photos coming...
Note that I'm traveling for work for a few days,... Read more
Another shipping update and some awesome photos!
Hello beautiful Daybook backers!
Backer #28's book has a shiny new home:
And elsewhere, Fritz the hedgehog (who lives with Backer #2) debates if Egyptian calendars are good to eat.... Read more
Wednesday 1/25/17 shipping/fulfillment update
We've gotten to the point where there are so many numbers i'm going to start losing track of them if I keep doing updates the way I was doing them.... Read more
Tuesday 1/24/17 shipping update
Today the following backers' books shipped. I've also included some ebook-only orders. If you have not yet downloaded your ebook, check your backers-only email (here in Kickstarter or in the... Read more
Monday 1/23/17 shipping update
Today the following backers' books, or postcards, shipped. (I sent postcards today, the tier that was postcards only, since that doesn't require packing). I also sent some of the... Read more
Shipping Update: January 22, 2017 (Sunday)
Em hotep (in peace!) to all of my beautiful Kickstarter (and egyptiandaybook.com) backers!
For a frame of reference, there are 411 total backers.Backers 1-322 were on Kickstarter (the number... Read more
Oof. This is a lot of books.
Now that all the books and the relevant shipping materials have arrived (and many thanks to Ken and Eric, who helped me finish getting the last of them out of... Read more
Books arriving! Shipping starting! Other cool things with exclamation points!
Today, 21 of the 32 boxes of books arrived from the printers, finally, after the snowstorm put them off. Ten of them are already in the house, 11 are still... Read more
Snowstorm Jupiter, that is. (Why are we naming snowstorms?) This dropped a foot of snow here in Portland, where I'm told they haven't seen this much snow since 1980. I... Read more
Books on their way! Retail release and more information
I hope you are enjoying The Ancient Egyptian Daybook now in your e-book forms. Almost all of you have downloaded it now, I believe. The printed books are... Read more
Daybook companion planner project - coming soon
Happy Gregorian 2017!
Now that the Daybook is at the press- more news to backers on distribution and deliveries of hard copies as soon as the books arrive here... Read more
Production Update December 30, 2016
Dear beautiful backer types,
An update (for backers only, here and also for those on the Egyptiandaybook.com website) went out last week on how to get your ebook. I offered it... Read more
This is what the paperback looks like....
It looks great! Some small changes had to be made for layout, but otherwise, it's a nice, sturdy, thick 360-page paperback.
Good news: the paperbacks, hardbacks, and coil bound versions... Read more
The Ancient Egyptian Daybook has gone to press.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Here's the cover:
As soon as we have a proof copy back from the printer (gods willing,... Read more
Just a quick note to my beautiful backers that the typeset Daybook prototype, clocking in around 375 pages not counting any index, went to final readers late last night.
While... Read more
What time is it? Time for an update!
Welcome to III Akhet 2! Here's what happened today, in ancient Egyptian festival calendars:
III Akhet 2
Chronokrater: Neith, Who Protects the Land (LGG6, 139, Dendera; LGG4, 124, Kom Ombo) ... Read more
Daybook 1, Chronokrater 0: Getting There
The Time Lords are finished.
(If you've lost track of which Time Lords I'm referring to...check here.)
It didn't look anything like this, but in fact, it was far quieter:... Read more
Closer and closer....
Yes, every single thing Warren Ellis has to say about finishing a book is true.
The Time Lords of much vexation in earlier updates are almost entirely vanquished.** The Daybook... Read more
It's the Great Leap Day Update!
Happy Leap Day!
And greetings from my new home base in Portland!
It's that magical day once every four Gregorian years when we acknowledge that math is hard and the... Read more
The Time Lords continue their march....
I continue to do battle with the Chronokrater("time lords"), the many gods and goddesses of each single day in the ancient Egyptian calendar that we opted to include in... Read more
August 2015-2016 Mini Calendar (Wall Calendar) Available!
Di Wep Ronpet Nofret (may you have a beautiful Egyptian New Year!)
I'm back in LA after celebrating the ancient Egyptian New Year with the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer... Read more
Progress Update and Mini-Calendar Project!
Em hotep (in peace)!
BACKERS ONLY: You should also receive a separate backer update, with a URL in it so you can download your free copy of the August 2015-2016... Read more
Two years out: Time Lords vs. deadlines, and a Kickstarter spotlight
Welcome to the "spotlight" - Kickstarter has changed the way our pages look. So far it seems a little clunky, but functional. Remember that we'll also mirror updates at the... Read more
Heru em meses nefer enetj!
That's a hieroglyphic way to say "happy birthday to you" - and it's for our own Megan Zane, whose beautiful images are making The Ancient Egyptian Daybook as beautiful as... Read more
December 2014 update
It's time for another update on the Ancient Egyptian Daybook.
Since our last update, I've been continuing the work on adding the Chronokrater("Time Lords"), or the gods of each... Read more
The Battle with the Time Lords...continues.
Hello again (or em hotep), my beautiful backers!
One of our premier backers reminds me that I need to send you an update. And yes, it is definitely past time... Read more
Di wep ronpet nofret (Happy Egyptian New Year) - Backer Exclusive Gift Released!
It's I Akhet 1 (Thoth 1), the ancient Egyptian new year's day. As a gift to my patient backers, I've created a special wall calendar in e-book format, which they... Read more
The Time Lords made me do it.
Happy end of the Egyptian Year! The last day of the year is almost upon us. That will be Monday, and then next week hosts the "Five Days Upon the... Read more
Our library list needs you, backers!
The stretch goal that we achieved included 50 free copies for libraries of backers' choice. Currently, the following libraries are on that list:
- New Buffalo Public Library, New Buffalo, MI ... Read more
Today is Update the Project Backers Day!
That seems like an excellent day in the calendar, doesn't it? Thank you all, once again, for your patience and all of your encouragement as this Daybook gets closer and... Read more
Checking in with our favorite Daybook people - February 2014
How's the Daybook?
Some of you have been checking in with me, to update your address (don't worry - I'll send a survey to get the most recent mailing/shipping addresses... Read more
Daybook Progress Update: November 2013
This will be a long update, but you've been patient since August, so you definitely deserve one!
Daybook progress: release dates
Megan and I were hoping for a release date... Read more
Di Wep Ronpet Nofret (or, Happy New Year, Egypt-style!)
Happy New Year!
According to the Kemetic Orthodox Festival calendar (and every calendar I'm aware of still used for these purposes), we're well into a new year. Wep Ronpet,or... Read more
The Ancient Egyptian Daybook website
Hello there (or ii-wy em hotep, as they'd say in antiquity, "welcome in peace")!
An official The Ancient Egyptian Daybook website at http://www.egyptiandaybook.com is now live. Not only does it have a... Read more
Beautiful Feast of the Valley - and updates
Happy Beautiful Feast of the Valley!
This ancient Egyptian festival marked a celebration of the ancestors,sort of like Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, but with less sugar skulls and... Read more
April 2 update - no fooling here
Dear incredible backer-type-people,
Did you see the interview with The Wild Hunt?
Supposedly there's also an upcoming article on selfpublishingreview.com that mentions our campaign, but I haven't seen it... Read more
The author appears!
I am a fairly private person, and deliberately avoided live footage for my Kickstarter video. I also didn't have the skills or the money to put together anything flashy. However,... Read more
Thank you. 17,144 times.
When I called my mother last night, shortly before Neil Gaiman re-Tweeted my Kickstarter link and the social media blew up, she said:
"I think you'll get 17. Dad's birthday... Read more
Two hours to go.
I had the weirdest dream when I went to take my nap. I dreamed that Amr Diab, the Egyptian pop star, was in a Pepsi bar with Jennifer Lopez and... Read more
You go to take a nap before the big countdown...
...and people pledge FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Suddenly, Stretch Goal #2 is done, just like that.And your phone and your internet go haywire and nobody wants to let you take... Read more
Less than a day to go - NEW STRETCH GOAL 15K!
We've made it to 13K! You're all wonderful! Time to celebrate with a little Egyptian pop music, courtesy of Amr Diab:
It's also time to bring down that 20k... Read more
200+ backers, 36 hours, and Five Days Upon the Year
Look at those numbers!
We've reached more than 200 backers. THANK YOU!So many people are reaching out to share the project, to pledge, to post to their friends, and... Read more
Sidetracked by Sekhmet (only two days left!)
I was going to write today's update about the Five Gods Upon the Year, but another deity's got me sidetracked.
There's been news this week about more statues of Sekhmet,... Read more
Three days to go....two stretch goals remain.
As promised in my previous Facebook update (at http://www.facebook.com/tamarasiuda) , the photo in this update is of Ru standing on a statue of Anubis. Ru did that of his own... Read more
Another new backer reward: Four Sons of Horus
By backer request, we've added another reward tier: the Four Sons of Horus, which provides one copy of the Ancient Egyptian Daybook in all of its forms: e-book, paperback, hardcover,... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 - We did it!
Ten thousand dollars. We did it. Stretch Goal #1 is now in the rearview mirror, and we're speeding past. Time for a little celebration!
(If that one's not to your... Read more
Three new backer rewards! Check your selection.
Thank you! We're going strong. I've had a great deal of response on the Daybookproject, including some upcoming interviews, and it's been crazy around here, but all in a... Read more
Happy Onion Day! We're over 9000!
Someone just texted me and said simply: "It's over nine thousand!"
Of course, my thoughts immediately went to the Dragonball reference:
But what was meant, was that the Daybook... Read more
Reaching for the Stars! 14 days to go....
As of this evening, we're halfway through the Kickstarter campaign for The Ancient Egyptian Daybook. I'm delighted to report that we're well on our way to our first stretch goal... Read more
$7000 and a San Jose-area Staff Pick? Whoa.
Today is a festival of Horus and Hathor, though not the Reunion that was mentioned in the project video. That one will be later in the year. What Horus and... Read more
Six thousand! Two hundred percent!
The Ancient Egyptian Daybook project isn't even a week old yet...and it's already doubled its goal.
That's right. You wonderful, incredibly encouraging people have supported my original goal, and then... Read more
The Feast of Nut Who Counts the Days... perfect for stretch goals!
Today is the first of two days in the ancient Egyptian calendar dedicated to the goddess Nut (sometimes called Nuit in non-hieroglyphic languages). She's the night-time sky, and arches over... Read more
I'm here at PantheaCon for the next several days, but checking in from the cell phone to make excited squeaking noises at you. Five thousand dollars! I hope you can... Read more
10 hours in...and we're 143% funded!
First things first: thank you.
We did it! Already!
Thank you to everyone who looked at the video, shared the page, offered a pledge, offered advice or commentary. Thank you... Read more