All posts by Steve D

The Warden of Everfeld: Memento is being Published!

Holy crap I cab barely contain myself…

I am ecstatic to announce that my first novel,

The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, will be published on July 18, 2018!

Details will follow below, but first, have a look at the gorgeous front-and-back cover for my book, illustrated by the gifted Sergey Velisser!

I still cannot believe the level of detail and vibrancy that Sergey achieved in his artwork. Okay, I’ll stop gushing. Onto the details!

30-Day Pre-Order!

Starting today, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento  is available to pre-order on Amazon.com.

Until July 17, the Kindle ebook will be available at a discounted rate for $2.99!

If you wait until publication to purchase, you will see a slightly higher price for the Kindle version, so go secure your copy now!

Check out the synopsis now on Amazon or here:   https://eveningsatellite.com/warden-of-everfeld-memento/

Finally, I must give a quick shout-out to the people who helped make this possible for me:

  • Red Raven Book Design for handling the interior formatting
  • My alpha readers Aaron, Evan, Jessie, and Joe, who gave me fantastically constructive criticism on my first draft
  • My editor, Kaitlyn Curtis, who really dug in and helped me refine this story
  • My illustrator, Sergey Velisser, who astounded me with his skill and design
  • And of course, my wife, Krista, who has done nothing but support me and act as my sounding board over the last four years I’ve been bringing this story to life

Stay tuned for further updates over the next month and beyond!

Steve D

Friday Publishing-Day: So Close Yet So Far

This has been a weird week in publishing world. From finicky software to minor non-errors, I’ve suddenly hit a number of hang-ups that probably aren’t a big deal.

It’s just been annoying. I know I’ll be able to iron out the kinks. Luckily, I’ve made progress in other areas this week. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: So Close Yet So Far

Adventures in Landscaping: Demo is for Demolition

Even though Jessie was busy not hanging out with me this past weekend, I managed to get a head start on our landscaping project.

Before we rebuild my stone patio and plant verdant new flowers all over the place, we need to get rid of what’s currently there. This includes some leftover features from the previous owners, as well as some things the wife and I have decided to get rid of and start anew. Continue reading Adventures in Landscaping: Demo is for Demolition

A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In case you haven’t heard, celebrity chef, TV host, and storyteller Anthony Bourdain committed suicide this morning.

I always admired Bourdain’s art for storytelling, but more than that, his humanism. His most recent show, Parts Unknown, not only took audiences on incredible food and culture adventures to every corner of the world, it also showed us how culture can bring people together, even in times of hardship, war, poverty, and oppression.

His stories have always inspired me and made me yearn to discover more about this world and its people, about our shared heritage. I hope we can continue that dialogue in his memory.

A brief update on my week follows if you’re interested. Continue reading A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

Pre-Adventures in Landscaping!

A.K.A. white man asks Mexican for help with his yard.

So Jessie and I are in preliminary discussions of how to fix my shitty yard. I promise I will take before pictures so you all can see, but for now we’re mainly brainstorming. Continue reading Pre-Adventures in Landscaping!

Friday Publishing-Day: Notes over Greenland

Guess who’s back in the US?!?!

In case you haven’t seen the haiku I’ve been posting this week (with some very obvious riddles), the wife and I were in England for a wedding and some good ole R+R in London.

I managed to get some sweet pics of what I assume is Greenland on our flight from Reykjavik to Baltimore. I’ve seen plenty of documentary footage of the arctic, but flying directly over it with such a clear view of the terrain felt like I’d been transported to another world. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Notes over Greenland