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