Free Novella!

Wizard Aspirant book cover

As previously threatened, I have completed and published a novella set in the world of Zdrell. It is a short work that lets you understand just how tough being a wizard’s apprentice is in this world even if you have talent, especially if you have a low pain threshold. Wizardry is most definitely not for wimps.

You can get a copy of this book for free when you sign up for my newsletter ( or if you think you already get too much email but still want to get the story it is available on Amazon for $0.99. (

And for all you folks impatient for the final installment in the trilogy, I really am working on it. This independent author thing is also not for wimps. I have a lot of different stuff I have to do beyond just writing the book. Everything a traditional publisher does, I have to do myself or pay someone else to do.

I’m still on track to have the first draft of Master done by the end of the year with the book itself out sometime in early 2021. I wish I could write faster. I’m trying, really.

Thanks for your support an patience,



  1. Jim R Perkins

    it may have been mentioned before and I just missed it I wasn’t sure and there was any mention of the next book of the zoo turtle coming out where Earl and becomes a new person and fights the demons cuz you know I was trying to find out if there if and when the third book will be coming out

    • dave

      Hey Jim,
      As mentioned in this post, I’m still writing volume 3, The Master of Zdrell.
      Yeah, I wish it was done too, but writing (at least for me and all the authors I know) takes a lot longer than reading. We are still on track for Master to be out the first half of 2021.

      • Jim R Perkins

        first of all I would like to apologize for the typos since I’m disabled is very hard for me to type on a keyboard so I use the voice tap key and it seems to just word correct for whatever reason but thank you for your quick response to my message

  2. dave

    Looking at the autocorrect errors I assumed you must be voice typing. Not easy to find a program that knows how to spell Zdrell. Anyhow thanks for reading!


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