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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 last of Wedi’s story

Goa Vollar and beyond The wages he received at Goa Vollar were disappointing. The owner of the barge charged the polers for their meals. The workers feeling cheated raised such an uproar that the city guards became involved. Then the … Continue reading

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More of Wedi’s adventure

The barge Returning to the blade was taking longer than Wedi remembered the journey down to Arnarhvall taking. Wedi had been concerned that his money would run out before he reached Utroor. Thankfully, there were many calls for day labor … Continue reading

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Wedi’s background

For those who have not read “In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Spine.”  Wedi is one of the Pryis infected by the dagger Fyorendir.  (Fyorendir means the life ender)  Our heroes met him and his companions traveling down the mountain. … Continue reading

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Wedi’s Adventure

In working on the sequel To “In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Spine. I decided this bit added too much distraction from the main line of the store. (Somewhere in the depths of my mind there is a story line) … Continue reading

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Stone Soup

The story of stone soup has been told all over Europe. Details change with location. I tell the story this way. Andy and Grayson trudged down the dusty road. Grayson had found a dry, stale bit of bread at the … Continue reading

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Leaving this world

I’m having a hard time exploring the world of the Dragon’s Spine. This world has been too much of a distraction. Too much drama here and now. Midgard calls. The characters Eric and Drew want to be drawn in more … Continue reading

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Winter is defeated

Winter has been defeated. The snow may fall, and cold winds may blow. Still, winter has been defeated. As it always has been and always will be. Once more, we look forward to spring. You may say, “winter will come … Continue reading

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A little something I found.

On the trail back to Utroor. “Jaernleik Tygeson from Hver Landnam?” The courier quizzed as he walked up to where Jae and Catherine were sitting. Jae’s ears reddened as he stood and acknowledged that he was indeed Jaernleik Tygeson. The … Continue reading

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Cu Lain and his problems

I’ve been considering Cu lain. our half-breed. He is a Konkur unacceptable to both side of his family tree. Most of is life has been spent in a drug induced haze. Does he have a place in the unfamiliar world … Continue reading

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Support

I got a text from my sister last week, with a picture of her holding my book. I knew my acknowledgment at the end of my book was missing some people. Carrie, my wife, commented on how supportive my family … Continue reading

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