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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

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

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

How to Outline through Character Arcs

On Friday I touched on how I started outlining The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy to help me lay out the general narrative.

I’m pretty sure this style of outline is sort of an amalgam of various outlining techniques I’ve read about, so I’d like to share it with you all. Continue reading How to Outline through Character Arcs

Friday Publishing-Day: Coming Together

This has certainly been an interesting week, not least because I drove halfway across the country.

With my manuscript for WoEM in the hands of my book designer, I have been able to focus on other pieces of this larger puzzle. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Coming Together

Exploring Úr’Dan: The Western Uplands

In the hopes of reviving this series as a monthly installment, I’d like to talk about another region of northern Úr’Dan. The Western Uplands have received terribly little attention in my writings so far.

I must admit, this region of Úr’Dan is not as fleshed out as some of the others we’ve discussed. We’re changing that today! Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Western Uplands

Friday Publishing-Day: Brief Update

Welp, I definitely forgot today was Friday, so I will be brief.

This week has felt very full, but I think I’ve accomplished very little publishing-wise. Stress at work is the main cause of that.

Fortunately, my book design is under way. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Brief Update