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  • A Book By Its Cover

    October 11, 2021 by

    My publisher of Dark Days has a really awesome way of selecting book covers. The authors are given 4 designs and 2 are chosen between the likes of the author and the company. Those two are then placed online and views get to decide the winning cover. The cover that won was not my favorite.… Read more

  • 2 years!

    October 6, 2021 by

    I just so happened to check my number of posts to figure if I am staying on track with a 1 post a week average and I discovered that today marks 2 years since my first blog post. Here’s to 2 years and more to come!

  • QR Code

    October 6, 2021 by

    I may have missed the QR code craze but I have finally arrived. Click on the code and see where it leads.

  • Query Time

    October 6, 2021 by

    This past month I have been working on sending queries to agents and publishers for several works. It is a long and time consuming process that I hope is going to pay off. The three big ones that I am working on are the sequels to Metal Like Me and Dark Days. I believe that… Read more

  • Editing

    September 14, 2021 by

    I have always stressed the importance of editing and hiring an editor. My editor has been with me for almost two years now, maybe three, but she is amazing. Dark Days wouldn’t have been published if I hadn’t met her but I have some sad news. She is taking a year and a half break… Read more

  • Raise your horns

    September 14, 2021 by

    I was MIA for a bit due to going out of town for a guy’s weekend. It was the first getaway in 3 years and I must say it was needed. We saw some concerts, did some hiking, and ate way too much junk. I was off from both jobs, took a break from writing,… Read more

  • Readers’ Favorite

    September 1, 2021 by

    Dark Days won Honorable Mention in the category of YA Action. Though I did not win in the main categories of Fantasy, I must say that winning an award for my first attempt at writing action is amazing. The only thing that I can add to this is letting you know that if you have… Read more

  • New Digital Seal

    August 28, 2021 by

    I got the digital seal today and have placed it on the cover in the feature image to this post. It’s hard to describe how happy I am to see Dark Days win these contests.

  • 2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist

    August 26, 2021 by

    I am thrilled to announce that Dark Days was a finalist in this year’s American Fiction Awards in the category of Fantasy: Epic/High Fantasy. The journey to getting Dark Days was a struggle but the final product is amazing. This is the 5th award for the book and there are still a couple more that… Read more

  • Price Drop!

    August 18, 2021 by

    Dark Days is back to being under $5.00 for paperback. Go check it out!

  • Dark Days Q&A Part 1

    August 14, 2021 by

    One of the most popular questions that I get asked regarding Dark Days revolves around the challenges in writing the story. There were many but one of the most difficult was also the most fun. Dark Days does not hold back when it comes to violence and for the most part the deaths and battles… Read more

  • Price Drop

    August 11, 2021 by

    Both the hardcover and paperback have seen a price drop. The paperback in under $6.00 and the hardcover is $14.99.

  • Thank you for the visit

    August 10, 2021 by

    I just want to take a moment to thank all once more for visiting this site. This week alone I have had visitors from three new countries. I am truly amazed by the reach of this site. Beyond the continuation of the Saga, my hope is to get translated into as many languages as possible.… Read more

  • Writing Update

    August 9, 2021 by

    I am working on edits for several projects and I am thrilled with the progress. I have made a couple major changes that didn’t affect the storyline but made the scenes far better. We have also entered August which means we are one month closer the release of Just Friends. I will be keeping everyone… Read more

  • New Review for Dark Days

    July 27, 2021 by

    Dark Days by D.W. Saur is an engaging fantasy novel that follows a strong heroine in her quest to overcome all odds and save her sect. Maya is chosen by Goddess Nantosuelta to participate in the Cluiche, an annual event consisting of a series of mental and physical competitions. As she does so, she hears… Read more

  • UPDATEAD: A Work In Progress

    July 26, 2021 by

    My very first post is one of my most visited and the information from almost two years ago is outdated so here is a repost of the update. UPDATE as of 7/26/21 This pages is highly viewed and I am grateful for all who have stopped by but I want to provide an update to… Read more

  • What am I doing?

    July 25, 2021 by

    I haven’t posted as much as I would have liked due to work schedules. I’ve been more than a bit busy, but I am working on edits in my limited free time. Currently, I am working on edits to the second book of the Saga. The response to Dark Days has been overwhelmingly positing and… Read more

  • Publishing Contract

    July 17, 2021 by

    Greetings all, This post comes much later than what I wanted but I have received a contract for Just Friends. This is a novella that follows a group of friends from the time they are little until their sophomore year in college. More details will come in the months ahead but we are looking at… Read more

  • Good News Everyone

    July 7, 2021 by

    Who better to spread good news than Dr. Farnsworth? I guess anyone else who won’t give you news of impending doom but he makes me laugh and a picture like this is how I break good news to everyone. I will be making this good news announcement around noon Eastern US Time on Friday so… Read more

  • $1.94 Dark Days paperback

    July 5, 2021 by

    Have you ever purchased a new paperback for less than an eBook? Now’s your chance. Stop by Amazon and order now before the price rises. Click the link below to get you there quicker. DARK DAYS PAPERBACK

  • BookLife Review

    June 26, 2021 by

    I entered a contest with BookLife and they had some great things to say. I didn’t but that’s okay. The award isn’t as important as their words. Read what they said below. “Like The Hunger Games and Earth’s Children, Dark Days follows the adventures of a young heroine armed with intelligence, pluck, and extraordinary talents.… Read more

  • Dark Days’ eBook returns

    June 21, 2021 by

    I am happy to say that the eBook for Dark Days has returned to market for those using Nook, Kobo and Apple Books. In addition to the return, the eBook is back to $0.99 USD. This price was supposed to be just for pre-order and the release date but I am glad to see it… Read more

  • School’s Out

    June 19, 2021 by

    This year marks the 49th anniversary of Alice Cooper’s School’s out and today marks the end of the school year for students. I know my fellow teachers have mixed opinions about this school year and my role is far different now than in previous year so I didn’t have the same experience as classroom teachers.… Read more

  • Novella problems

    June 14, 2021 by

    I want to start this posting with a disclosure. I do not mean this to sound harsh, ungrateful, like I’m attacking anyone, or in any way mean to offend someone. I merely just want to provide some insight to reason why novellas may not be as developed as one might want. This post comes from… Read more

  • WIP Finished

    June 11, 2021 by

    I have been MIA these past few weeks and have posted less on all platforms due to being more than just a bit busy. Like too many American educators, I work two jobs and writing is like a third. I have been so focused on my work in progress that I have spent less time… Read more

  • Thank you!

    June 8, 2021 by

    My intention has always been to do one post a week but life has a funny way of getting extremely busy. I wanted to share an image with you all on the location of viewers to my website. In less than two years I’ve seen visitors from over 40 countries and for that I want… Read more

  • New Low Prices for Dark Days

    May 20, 2021 by

    I am extremely happy to say that Dark Days has reached a new low of $3.67 for paperback and $7.95 for hardcover. Go check it out while you still can.

  • $3.98 for Paperback

    May 18, 2021 by

    Get it now while you still can! The paperback for Dark Days is only $3.98! Please take advantage of this opportunity.

  • 5 and Under

    May 14, 2021 by

    For a short time you can get Dark Days on Paperback for under $5 and for a penny less than than the eBook.

  • Friends

    May 14, 2021 by

    There have been a lot of changes to the website lately and one that I love is my tab titled Friends. Through IG I have connected with some amazing people and among these amazing people are authors Ryan Jones, Temla Rocha, Jessica Renwick, and Melissa Roberts. Their works are simply brilliant and I encourage you… Read more

  • Teachers

    May 4, 2021 by

    In one year I have seen the public go from thanking teachers for all their hard work to blaming them for being selfish for not reopening. Teachers held the same opinions are the public. Many were in favor of reopening and many were in favor of staying virtual. But what they both had in common… Read more

  • Emotions?

    April 29, 2021 by

    I read every review that I get and I don’t take them personally or least try my best not to do so because this post may make it seem like I do. I read the reviews not to get upset but to find what I can do better. There have been two comments from professional… Read more

  • New price

    April 13, 2021 by

    Dark Days’ hardcover has dropped to $12.87 and its paperback is still hanging steady at $5.33. Go check it out while the price is low!

  • Social Media

    April 11, 2021 by

    Over the course of the break I have decided to join Reddit and TikTok. Come follow me on those platforms if you like. There’s not a lot of content yet but I will be working on adding more. Reddit: author_dw_saur

  • New Price!

    April 8, 2021 by

    Get the paperback of Dark Days for almost as cheap as the eBook! Go check it out! You won’t regret it.

  • $6.87

    April 2, 2021 by

    Dark Days has reach a new price low its paperback. Paperback is now $6.87

  • 57% and more off

    March 30, 2021 by

    Dark Days has seen another price drop. You can save anywhere from 57% to 95%. Now is the time to buy before the prices rise again.

  • Wish Me Luck and an Update

    March 29, 2021 by

    A lot has happened already this week. I have entered Dark Days in a couple more contests so that brings this year up to 5 that I will be waiting to hear back from. I believe that the earliest I will hear back is September. I have also started the query process for Just Friends.… Read more

  • 100 and over 50% off

    March 25, 2021 by

    100th post! Writing has forced me to step out of my comfort zone and participate in social media as well as blogging. Never thought I would post a single blog much less 100. Besides tooting my on horn for making a 100th post, the paperback for Dark Days is now 51% off and the hardcover… Read more

  • Maya’s story

    March 21, 2021 by

    *disclosure: this post may seem a bit disorganized and more of a rant* The feedback for Dark Days has been extremely positive and readers are loving Maya. In short the general consensus is that she is a strong and unique female protagonist. Maya’s story started about a decade ago after reading a lot of YA… Read more

  • Finally complete

    March 20, 2021 by

    Several years ago I started my on quest to build my ideal office. I have worked multiple jobs since then and did my research while saving. It took some time but piece by piece I got everything that I wanted and yesterday I added the Secret Lab Titan XL chair to finish the office. I… Read more

  • 50% off

    March 14, 2021 by

    Hardcover for Dark Days is now 50% off and almost as cheap as the paperback. Go check it out.

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