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  • Title Reveal

    January 18, 2021 by

    Up until now I have kept a lid on the titles for my latest works-in-progress. I thought today would be a good day for their reveal but keep in mind that depending on publisher the titles could change. Just Friends is a young adult novella that focuses on a group of 4 childhood friends and… Read more

  • Metal Reaction Videos

    January 18, 2021 by

    I have seen a few metal music reaction videos by people who don’t listen to metal and the reactions have been positive. Some of the reactions were by people who are in the music field in some compacity and some have been from just average joes. All the reactions made me want to say, “Now… Read more

  • Query Sent

    January 16, 2021 by

    I have researched this one specific publisher and have send my new YA novella off for evaluation. I am not providing a name yet because I don’t want to get my hopes up. I believe that this publisher could be the home for my writing. They publish children’s, YA, New Adult, Adult, Short Stories and… Read more

  • Updates

    January 13, 2021 by

    Greetings all, My amazing editor has finished my first YA novella I am going give many details but I am very excited about it. I am going to start the query process this week with the overall goal of finding a company that will be my home for Young Adult, New adult, and children’s books.… Read more

  • R.I.P.

    January 11, 2021 by

    Last week we learned that Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom passed away. It is another one of the metal greats that was taken too soon. I was semi-late to the COB world and have only listened to them for the past 15 years or so. One of the newest that is a frequently played… Read more

  • WIP and Blog Goals

    January 9, 2021 by

    I have finished my first round of edits to my first New Adult Novella. I am going to do either one or two more rounds before sending it off to my editor and then its submission time. Last year I was given a goal of writing at least one blog a week. On average I… Read more

  • A New Year

    January 9, 2021 by

    2021 has not been off to a great start in America. Covid-19 increases and internal turmoil are dominating the news. I have lots of feelings about both subjects but in short I would have never have imagined that we as a country would be in the shape that we are currently in.

  • Happy ____________

    December 25, 2020 by

    Wishing you a Happy ____________ whatever you are enjoying right now. Stay safe and enjoy today.

  • New Genre Addition

    December 23, 2020 by

    I have updated the website with a New Adult section for my current WIP. Go check it out and get a hint about the topic of my new WIP.

  • Error

    December 22, 2020 by

    In the picture I had previously placed a 5 star Literary Titan seal, but that was a mistake. I received a 4 star rating from LT.

  • Award Winner

    December 11, 2020 by

    Dark Days won a Royal DragonFly award in the categories of Young Adult Fiction and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Growing up I would have never thought that I would have won an award for writing and now the total is 3. Despite all the bad of 2020 things have been going well for the writing career. Metal… Read more

  • Another Reason for being thankful

    November 30, 2020 by

    It has been over a year since I launched this website and though I wish I had the ability to make it better, I think I did a good job considering I don’t specialize in website design. Since it is the season of thanks, I am grateful to have over a thousand views from all… Read more

  • American Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2020 by

    Thanksgiving 2020 is going to be different for a lot of us in America. As many struggle to find what they are thankful for I have plenty. I am fortunate that in both my jobs I am considered an essential employee and that I never missed a day of work. I am fortunate to have… Read more

  • A New Genre

    November 24, 2020 by

    I have written Children’s, Adult, Young Adult and now I am taking on New Adult. In addition to New Adult, I am taking on Historical Fiction. This is yet again another work that was started years ago but placed on hold due to Dark Days. I am not sure how things well pan out for… Read more

  • One Month Part II

    November 24, 2020 by

    This past month has gotten away from me and I have failed to do a weekly post. Since the release of Dark Days I have working both jobs and writing in the limited free time that I have. What have a been writing? It’s a YA light-romance novella. It was a work that I started… Read more

  • One Month

    November 24, 2020 by

    Dark Days has been out for almost a month. The reviews are starting to come in and the response is positive. There conversations with readers has started and I am enjoying every minute of it. So far everyone is wanting a sequel.

  • Book Birthday

    October 30, 2020 by

    Today marks the release of Dark Days. So far the response has been awesome! Here’s to reading more reviews and to the next step in the journey.

  • 1 More Day

    October 29, 2020 by

    Tomorrow is the big day! Dark Days officially hits the selves! Remember to take advantage of the $0.99 deal for the eBook.

  • 2 More Days

    October 28, 2020 by

    We are two days away from the release of Dark Days. The eBook is on sale for 99 cents for the next three days. It will go to full price on October 31st.

  • 7 Days

    October 23, 2020 by

    We are 7 days from the release of Dark Days. The window for getting the eBook for a cheap price is closing. You have from now and until the day of release to purchase the eBook for 99 Cents. The day after release it will rise to its regular price. Go here for more: Dark… Read more

  • 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

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