Author: dawillson

Scythe (book review)

Scythe (book review)

It is rare that one comes across a novel that is truly original. Often, we just see characters and plots that are reminiscent of so many others we’ve read, albeit seasoned in some slightly new way. Stories like those are enjoyable, if not for their uniqueness, but perhaps for their familiarity. This is no such …

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A Man Called Ove (book review)

A Man Called Ove (book review)

Ok, this is a different sort of book. Good doesn’t really do it justice, because it’s more than that. The details: First, there’s the hyperbole. Ove is ridiculous – nobody could be this cruel, right? Kinda hard to swallow. And the decision-making by the author; who makes their protagonist such a jerk? Sometimes, the grouchy …

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A Salute to the Silly

A Salute to the Silly

I saw a funny meme the other day.  It depicted our solar system, complete with the sun and all the planets, but our earth was flat as a board while the celestial bodies that surrounded it were depicted as spheres.  The caption read, “Well, this is awkward.” The cartoon elicited a quick chuckle from me, …

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Dark Matter (book review)

Dark Matter (book review)

Category:  Technothriller/Sci-Fi Ok, I liked this one. Not because of the science because, to be honest, it was pretty thin. Multiple universe theories are pretty common in sci-fi that touches on the quantum realm, but this was a bit fantastical. Stretched me beyond the comfort zone. Besides, I don’t believe in multiple universes; I think …

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New Book Announcement!

New Book Announcement!

“Wet, Warm and Noisy”: A Crime Thriller Inspired by Real-Life Experiences Today, I am thrilled to share with you a significant milestone in my journey as an author. The first draft and preliminary edits of my new novel, “Wet, Warm and Noisy,” are complete, and the beta readers are already diving into its pages. The …

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Launch Day – Finding Kai

Launch Day – Finding Kai

And… it’s out! Book two of the Godseeker Duet, Finding Kai, is out today and available in both eBook and paperback on Amazon.com. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the series! At great personal cost, Nara Dall has defeated King Vorick, yet the Great Land is still not free. Her twin sister, Kayna, has taken …

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Earthquakes, coffee, and fantasy novels…

Earthquakes, coffee, and fantasy novels…

As I sit here on a quiet New Year’s morning, sipping a wee bit o’ coffee and pondering the last few months, I can’t help but think of the recent earthquake that rocked our community. On November 30th, a 7.0 earthquake struck south-central Alaska where I make my home.  It was the biggest earthquake in …

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New art in latest version of eBook

New art in latest version of eBook

The Looking for Dei ebook now has gorgeous, custom art tucked inside. Talented artist Diana Buidoso has crafted several pieces that depict scenes from the story, and they are presented in full resolution throughout the latest version of the ebook.  These pieces of art will eventually make their way into later versions of the hardcover …

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Launch Day!

Launch Day!

The waiting is finally over – Looking for Dei launch day is here!   eBook version is only 99¢ for a limited time at Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords. Paperback and hardback versions are available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Audiobook will be out within two weeks.   This has …

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A bit about runes…

A bit about runes…

July update, 2017 Someone I care very much about happens to be fascinated with names. And words. And languages. By age nine, this interesting person had already accumulated half a dozen baby-name books. Not because she was obsessed with motherhood, but because the actual names, their pronunciations, and their origins transfixed her. Quite often I …

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