|Short Description of Yourself||
Writer, author, editor, publisher
|Writing Focus or Interests||
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Y/A Fantasy, Fiction, Horror
Writing, content editing, publishing
|Published Works and Recognitions||
The Spear Series – Y/A Fantasy
Blood Cell Series:
For many years I have enjoyed reading the works of others while creating manuals and guides for the corporate world. I felt as if something was missing, for the belief there was more to life than such a mundane existence gushed within me.
I was first introduced to the role of an author at a young age by a wonderful English teacher. Her desire to unlock my abilities went unrewarded, for even though she had faith in me, I did not. I dodged and spurned homework at every turn, causing frustration to well within her beyond belief.
It was not until I was older (and hopefully wiser) that I started to enjoy writing. It began when D&D was introduced to me. I would write elaborate backgrounds for characters, make adventures and participate in the great journey of discovery. These techniques are still used when creating current works of fiction.
Now, with half a century behind me, I find my talents surfaced. My adventure changed from manuals on selling or the corporate ISO 9001 writing to actual fiction. And after several years with some success, there are four books published along with several short stories.
In 2014 the WCYR requested that I take up the challenge of Special Events Coordinator, and now part of my free time is dedicated to helping our members become known through any means necessary.
In 2015 DAOwen Publications came to be, holding the imprints Love Knot Books, Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications, Tumbleweed Books, and Wicked Tales. As of 2016, we have 12 novels published with one receiving two awards from the Independent Author’s Network in the US.
I continue to write daily, with my latest novel “The Hordes” being the latest creation during NaNoWriMo. The NaNoWriMo challenge pushed me to write 62,000 words, completing the manuscript in 10 days.