Upcoming Anniversary


The one-year anniversary of Orchids Ablaze rolls around a few months from now. The second book will not be anywhere near ready by then. I can’t tell the story I want to, the way I want to, without taking more time than I originally thought (hoped!). I seem to experience that problem more and more as I get older: everything takes longer than anticipated. So, how should I celebrate that I did complete one book?

Firstly: New Stuff

I will concentrate on new world background material, character biographies/origins, and the underlying mythic and technological concepts used throughout Veiled Space for those readers curious about the universe, and the universe-building aspect of my writing. While an obvious focus is The Jagged Earth, Veiled Space contains more than just that one Story World. There really is a method behind all this madness. It may not make it any less mad, but at least it’s an organized madness.

And I can keep working on the next novel while still providing readers with more to read.

Secondly: Revisit Old Stuff

I haven’t decided upon the exact time frame yet, but I’m going to cut the price on Orchid’s Ablaze for an approximately 30-day window, most likely between 28 November and 25 December (Thanksgiving and Christmas since I’m North American-centric). I still have to dig through the Amazon agreements to pull the details together, but I don’t foresee a problem there.

Famous last words.

Thirdly: Old Stuff, New Ideas

Searching through the ‘net for writing/authoring and publishing information, I found Book Cave [https://mybookcave.com]. The vast majority of my reading has always been through print books; ironically, online book resources are something I’m still researching. The Book Cave maintains a mailing list of interested readers which authors may use to disseminate information about severely discounted e-books. My words, not theirs, so I encourage you to check it out for yourself!

It’s a way to connect to new readers and an opportunity for editorial review. The catch? To be considered for promotion, a book needs 10-20 reviews and my first book doesn’t have those. So, consider this encouragement to post your review of Lodge of the Wolf Book #1 on Amazon! Since you’ve already read it, you probably won’t be taking advantage of the discounted price for yourself, but perhaps you have a friend that needs a short read over the holidays. There is an advantage for you too, though. If you enjoyed Orchids Ablaze, then the more copies I sell, the more likely the second and third (and even more!) are to be written!

I believe we used to refer to that as a “shameless plug”.


Written by D. D. Wolf

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I'm on my 5th or 6th career depending on how you count them, but ideally this one will be my last with the kind help of our readers. I've traveled to several states across the U.S., but the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina will always be where I'm most comfortable. I've been an avid reader of comics for more years than I'm going to mention, but I return time after time to the old pulps. Obviously the Doc Savage books have been a tremendous influence. There's just something about seeing and hearing those characters in your mind's eye, just the way YOU, as the reader, think they should be.. I've been writing poems, lyrics and stories of varying quality since I was in my teens, which means most of my archives are on paper in three-ring binders! I've been creating characters in various RPG systems for at least that long. I've always thought characters made the story: good characters can live on through story after story. It wasn't until the last 6 or 7 years that I felt I could write characters well enough to be engaging. You'll have to let me know how I'm doing.

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