D. W. is a proud alumnus of several institutions and holds multiple degrees and certifications. He started his writing career with the primary thought of doing historical works.

Though he enjoys the research process, D. W. quickly found his way into writing fiction as a full-time hobby.  Outside of the office, D. W. has been a teacher for almost a decade. Though he loves teaching, D. W.’s ultimate goal is to become a full-time writer with works spanning several genres.

    D. W.’s debut children’s book entitled Metal Like Me was released in October of 2019. It is his hope that Metal Like Me is just the first book in the Like Me series. Additional works spanning different genres are in the making, but The Covenant Saga is D. W.’s primary focus.

    Over the course of the past five years, D.W. has created the world of Sori and worked on building it into a multi-work series. Though many works have been written or outlined, it is difficult to say how many books the series will contain and when it will finish. It is certain that D. W. is going to take you on an epic journey that is sure to keep you guessing and wanting more. 

   Writing and planning the saga takes up most of D. W.’s free time, but D. W. manages to find time to enjoy the little things in life. He is an avid concert-goer and some of his favorite shows include seeing the original KISS and Black Sabbath line-ups, Amon Amarth, Tool, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper. Besides music, D. W. enjoys watching a good movie, hiking, biking, and has a goal to travel more.  


2021 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards: Dark Days was selected as Honorable Mention in the Young Adult category for Action.

2021 American Fiction Awards: Dark Days was a finalist in the Epic/High category

2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards: Dark Days was selected as a Finalist in the categories of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Teens (13-18). Of the comments that was provided the judges noted that Dark Days has a “strong female lead for teens. Story is original and engaging.”

2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award: Dark Days won a Royal DragonFly award in the categories of Young Adult Fiction and Science Fiction/Fantasy.

2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Award: Metal Like Me was awarded honorable mention in the category of school issues.

2020 Story Monsters Approved Award: Metal Like Me won the Story Monsters Approved award in the category of School Life.