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About Dale

Stories have been a part of my life forever. I have heard them, read them, and told them as long as I can remember. I’ve written hundreds of stories. Bits and pieces of stories. This is my first novel. It is the result of a story that refused to die. It kept unreeling in my mind. After a year of this haunting, I had no choice but to write it. What started as a simple damsel in distress story changed once I met the damsel. As I wrote this set of stories the world I imagined grew. After rewrites, revisions, and letting it bake. I’ve discovered more. More of the politics of the region. More relationships between people. Now as I begin a sequel to this first book, I’m finding more complexity than I ever imagined and more loose strings that need to be explored.

The joyful adventures in homeownership

We were overjoyed to participate in our congregation’s second in person worship this year. It was a pleasant hour and a half in worship and fellowship. We picked up a couple of leftover breakfasts. Fresh out of the oven egg, … Continue reading

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Hello again

Hello dear friends and readers I thought I would stop by and say Hi. I’ve come down with a strep infection and have been neglectful. I have a story about the joys of homeownership that will be (hopefully) completed soon. … Continue reading

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Gloom despair and troubles untold

I woke up this morning my mind chock full of ideas for my Grey Knight series. This plot twist. That interesting tidbit. The identity of the Lady I just introduced in the latest episode. So, I got up made myself … Continue reading

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Treehouse on my mind

I related before where my dad and I gathered the materials for my treehouse. I want to refresh the story. We tore down an old barn that stood on the other side of the alley that ran behind our house. … Continue reading

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Verin – Newborn

Raja sat outside the door, shivering. The cold winds of winter blew through his coat as he waited, as tradition required, outside while Ema gave birth to their first child. She had assured him that it was a male kit. … Continue reading

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Grumble disturbs the world once more

The great demon Grumble poked at the edges of this prison. It carefully examined those parameters. Even after sleeping ten thousand years, Grumble feared what those guards might d Continue reading

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Politics in Alfheim

The Chancellors chambers The meeting had started with a debate about the King ‘s establishing the Boar Akarn landskap. Of course, the Traditionalists were against it. Those arguments had taken up the better part of two shadows. Chancellor Alfsson, in … Continue reading

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The little store on West Graham

I must have been somewhere between four and six when Mom took me into the small mom-and-pop grocery store on West Graham Avenue. An older couple ran the place. Once upon a time, I knew the name of the little … Continue reading

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The Arnarhvall Waterfront

Catherine and Ceri stood near the bow of the King’s barge and watched the Auselfra. The seemingly calm river had become covered with eddies and swirls, giving evidence of the currents once hidden in its depths.  The river narrowed, and … Continue reading

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How do I say those crazy names?

To show the Dragon’s Spine world is an entirely alien world, perhaps I got a bit creative in the names. They are all based on who the character is. I have liberally named each person from a variety of languages. … Continue reading

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