F.A.Q

Before emailing Nathan, take a look and see if your question is listed here in our FAQ! If you have a question for the FAQ that you think should be here but is missing, please send the question to us via the Contact page. We’ll see about adding it.

General

Questions about Nathan or the site.

  1. I received spam from your site. What should I do?

    We never send out spam or unsolicited commercial email.

    If you have received a newsletter and no longer wish to receive it, please use the link at the bottom of the email to unsubscribe. If you have received anything beyond a newsletter or a response from the message board, the most likely cause is that people are "spoofing" our information for their spam.

    Basically, they're sending email from their own servers, but making it look like it comes from here.

    If you are experiencing this problem, get the header information from the message (e.g. in Outlook, with the message open, go to View -> Options - the information is listed in a pane at the bottom of the window) - copy and paste the information into a forward of the email and send it to both spam@uce.gov (US government watchdog) and to abuse@[the actual originating host] .

  2. Where can I get a "Trust Lois" shirt?

    Check out our Lois McKendrick shop on Cafe Press. Shop now!

  3. How can I find out where you are appearing or doing book signings?

    Please check out our Upcoming Appearances Page.

  4. Were you really in the Coast Guard?

    Yes.

  5. How can I get your autograph?

    Nathan only signs books. You can contact him to see about having him sign your pre-purchased copy of his novel.

  6. Who is your Webmaster, and what do you use for the site?

    The site was created by Allison Gamblin of GetFound Consulting. She is responsible for the imaging, basic design and maintenance.

    The site itself is created off of the Genesis Framework using the Platinum Child theme.

Writing

Questions about Nathan’s writing habits and advice.

  1. Why did you become a writer?

    Nathan Lowell became a writer because he has so many stories he wanted to share.

  2. Where do you get your story ideas?

    Nathan gets his ideas from everywhere. He's been challenged by friends for some stories and given assignments by others. But he always asks 'what if'. Good writers all ask 'what if'.

  3. Will you read my manuscript and tell me what you think?

    Typically Nathan only does alpha or beta reading for a small group of friends. This is decided on a case by case basis and is limited by Nathan's personal deadlines.

  4. Where can I get an agent or publisher?

    As well as there being some legal problems with this, the choice of an agent or publisher depends upon your style of writing. The best advice is to have a series written. Three books is considered a 'professional author' point by most publishers.

  5. Can you give me some writing tips?

    Check your spelling and grammar. Have friends read your work for problems. And check out what other authors advise on Nathan's site "Nathan Lowell Presents".

  6. Do you teach courses or do seminars?

    Currently Nathan does not teach courses. You may however hear him give advice on panels and podcasts.

Solar Clipper Series

Questions about the Solar Clipper series.

  1. Are you going to do a Solar Clipper movie?

    Currently this is not expected.

  2. Why doesn't Ishmael keep in touch with his college friends/old shipmates?

    Do you write your high school classmates?

  3. Will there be more Ishmael Wang stories?

    Yes. Currently Nathan is working on releasing the eBook form of Owner's Share. Owner's Share is currently available in podiobook format only.

  4. Why did you use kitty litter?

    It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Tanyth Fairport Adventures

Questions about the Tanyth Fairport Adventures series.

  1. Will there be more books about Tanyth?

    Nathan is currently working on the third book in this series titled "Hermit of Lammas Wood". Its release date will be announced some time in the future.