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  • Kirkus Review

    October 16, 2020 by

    Dark Days was selected to among the 10% of Indie books to be featured in this month’s magazine. It is hard to explain the feeling that I got when I say the email. To impress Kirkus with Dark Days is one thing and then to have that impression be enough to earn a featured spot… Read more

  • Blog Goals

    October 12, 2020 by

    I made the switch to WordPress after the advising of a friend and my published suggested that I make a goal on at least one blog post a week. I failed at posted on a weekly basis but do have a total of 54 posts and it has been 51 weeks since I started this… Read more

  • Dark Days ARC Review

    October 12, 2020 by

    Go to Goodreads to read the very detailed review from David. He was kind enough to join me on this adventure and gave an honest review and great review. There are some things that will take to account in order to make my work better. Many thanks to David for taking his time to read… Read more

  • Editing Part I

    October 10, 2020 by

    I see a lot on social media about the frustration of editing. I never know if the author is genuine and hate the editing process or just thinks its a funny meme. Why do authors hate editing?

  • Contest

    October 10, 2020 by

    I am entering my first ever writing contest. I am not going to give away details just yet, but wish me luck as I give it a shot.

  • WIP

    September 27, 2020 by

    I took a break from the saga, not because I got bored, but because I revisited some old stories that I had started. These are undergoing editing and will started the submission process once done. I am looking forward to seeing these in print. They have evolved a lot since their first inception.

  • 1 Month

    September 15, 2020 by

    It has been one month since my last post and it is in part due to a full schedule. My goal was to post once a week, but I failed and that is okay. I’ve been focused on the new school year and helping my co-workers so it has been time well spent. To all… Read more

  • Dark Days and Kirkus Review

    August 15, 2020 by

    “An impressive first installment with a remarkable, series-worthy heroine.“ Kirkus review has arrived and I am thrilled with the result.

  • Dark Days Review

    August 4, 2020 by

    “Dark Days by D.W. Saur is young adult fiction on steroids.”- Readers’ Favorites The last of the reviews from Readers’ Favorites is in and I am more than pleased. YA on steroids is such a great way to describe it.

  • 2nd Review for Dark Days

    July 22, 2020 by

    Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ FavoriteDark Days is a work of fiction in the fantasy, action and adventuresub-genres, and was penned by author D. W. Saur. Recommendedfor readers at the mature end of the young adult spectrum andupwards, this is a gritty book with realistic violence appropriate tothe struggles of the protagonist Maya. As… Read more

  • 1st Review for Dark Days

    July 22, 2020 by

    Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ FavoriteThere are dark days ahead for the land of Sori. There is an evil,ghost-like figure haunting the land, unsettling the balance andserenity of the people of Sori. Peace is being disrupted, but there isa chosen one, a young Leigheasan girl, Maya, who is independentand talented in many aspects… Read more

  • Dark Days Review

    July 18, 2020 by

    Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite D W Saur’s young adult fantasy novel, Dark Days, is a thrillingadventure for all ages. Set in a mythical setting with goddesses andevil creatures, magic, and mayhem, the plot develops withconsiderable ease as the protagonist, Maya, is introduced throughher prowess, her ability to win at tournaments, to… Read more

  • Dark Days

    July 18, 2020 by

    The reviews for Dark Days is starting to come in and the first has given it a 5 star rating from Readers’ Choice. The imagine you see is not the official copy. Just a way to display the seal. Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite D W Saur’s young adult fantasy novel, Dark… Read more

  • Dark Days Cover Design

    June 16, 2020 by

    The cover design for Dark Days is underway. I will have more updates in the weeks to come. You will be able to vote on the winning cover so stay turned!

  • WIP

    June 16, 2020 by

    Greetings all. The WIP in progress is currently done and I am thrilled to have it finished. I still have several rounds of my editing before I send it off to my editor. This is another YA book with a bit of romance in it. I hope to have more news as the weeks progress.

  • Save The Date

    May 28, 2020 by

    The current release date for Dark Days is August 31st. This will be depend on when we receive the reviews but we are certain that there will be a .99 cent Kindle digital release price.

  • WIP

    May 20, 2020 by

    Edits for Dark Days are finished so I have jumped back on the works in progress. Currently working on finishing a YA novella. Should be an interesting couple of months.

  • New Release Date

    May 17, 2020 by

    Dark Days is set to be released August 31st 2020. There is still more updates to come and in a few weeks we will be voting on the cover image.

  • Dark Days Update

    May 5, 2020 by

    I got the edits back from my publisher last week and have been working steadily on them. I hope to finish by the end of the week which means we are one step closer to seeing Dark Days for the first time.

  • Spring Sale

    April 15, 2020 by

    The Last Christmas will be on sale until the end of May 2020. You can get the Kindle version for $0.99.

  • Pinterest

    April 15, 2020 by

    I have added Pinterest to the list of Social Media. Go check it out and follow: D. W. Saur

  • Dark Days

    April 15, 2020 by

    This month was supposed to see the release of Dark Days but it is not the case. There has been further delays and the release pushed back until August or perhaps September. The good news is that Dark Days is now in the hands of the publisher’s editor so progress is being made. I know… Read more

  • New Job

    April 15, 2020 by

    I accepted a new job an as an ITRT for a local school division. I started on the 16th of March which was the first official day of school closing due to Covid. It has made some things related to my job more difficult but I am loving it. It is almost like a dream… Read more

  • Two Months

    April 15, 2020 by

    It has been two months since my last post and a lot happened. I will be posting more about details about these events soon. I am still working two jobs despite being on lock down. At both jobs I am considered essential personnel. I do get to work from home with one of the jobs… Read more

  • New Release!

    February 15, 2020 by

    The Last Christmas is available in most major platforms. Buy, read it, and review. Your feedback is what makes my writing better.

  • A new book

    January 26, 2020 by

    Over this past November I wrote a Christmas themed adult romance novella that was picked up by a publisher almost two weeks ago. I will post more as I get the updates on the process but I am thrilled to get this new story out there.

  • Rammstein

    January 24, 2020 by

    Years ago I started a bucket list on bands that I want to see and Rammstein is the last band left to see. Several bands got away due to members passing of break ups. Due to the infrequency of Rammstein tours I bit the bullet and paid way more than what I wanted to but… Read more

  • Bobblehead

    January 15, 2020 by

    I’m a booblehead. Nothing really to repot or update on for this post. Just enjoy the awesomeness that is my bobblehead.

  • The Covenant Saga

    January 13, 2020 by

    All is going to plan right now for the Saga. We are looking at releasing Dark Days April but I am getting reviewed so it may be May before we get this done. One of the things I am most excited about is the book cover. Koehler is going to design two covers and you… Read more

  • Work In Progress

    January 13, 2020 by

    During November I worked on a story that was not part of my Saga or Like Me series. The only piece of it that I will give away is that it is a Christmas story. It is currenty a novella and is on its 3rd draft. I had a specific publisher in mind but they… Read more

  • Work In Progress

    January 13, 2020 by

    It has been a month since my last post and I must apologize for dropping the ball. The goal has been to post once a week. The past month has been a far busier time with my jobs. I work a second job after school all year and this past year I completed my second… Read more

  • My Beard Took A Field Trip

    December 11, 2019 by

    Our grade level field trip this year was to D.C. Though it was nice to get out of the classroom it was a field trip so with it always comes some complaining and other issues that tend to make the trip a little less enjoyable. I could have spent a few more hours in the… Read more

  • WIP update

    December 11, 2019 by

    I have complete the draft of the new WIP. This is not Saga related and a bit on the short side for the moment. However, this is not intended to be a large work so I am happy with the progress. All this was done in about a month while working 3 jobs so I… Read more

  • Current Work In Progress

    November 21, 2019 by

    For the past several years I have devoted all my time to working on The Covenant Saga. I have been encouraged by many to write a book for a specific company so for the past few weeks I have been working on something new non-Saga related. I have put the Saga on hold, but will… Read more

  • Instagram Giveaway

    November 21, 2019 by

    I am doing my first Instagram giveaway and it will be this Golden Snitch ornament. To enter for a chance to win all you need to do is go follow my IG account and comment your favorite book or current read on this post. The contest is only open to US and Canada follows due… Read more

  • Metal Like Me?

    November 10, 2019 by

    When I got the first draft of the Metal Like Me back from the publisher I was highly disappointed in their vision. The letters were block and a Curious George yellow. It did not follow my dummy book and gave the impression that the author was trying to capitalize off metal heads instead of relate… Read more

  • Book Stop

    October 22, 2019 by

    Stop on by Metal Like Me’s book stop. Share your story in the comments and click the like button. Metal Like Me Book Stop

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