Sunday, November 8, 2015

My #NaNoWriMo Novel

Yes, the title just about says it all, doesn't it? This year, I've decided to give myself a tribute, by writing a crazy little comic fantasy novel featuring a lewd dragon with an over-sized ego, a heroine who won't hesitate to introduce her boot to the dragon's crown jewels, and way too much witty banter.

A lot of comedy and craziness is a great way for a dragon like me to refresh his brain. So why not join me on this (hopefully ) hilarious journey, and see if I can keep this whole thing from imploding for at least a month.

Read it for free here: Revaramek the Resplendent

Updated often as I speed through this tale! It's the first time I've actually done #NaNoWriMo, so wish me luck!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Trick Or Treat Reads

Hello, friends and readers! This year, your local writer-dragon is participating in Patricia Lynne's Trick or Treat Reads Blog Hop. Which is what, you might ask? Or perhaps savvy readers will simply wait for me to bestow upon them some dragonly wisdom.

Yes, dragonly is a word. Why? Because a dragon says so, that's why.

The Trick Or Treat Blog Hop is an opportunity for readers like yourselves to to bounce from blog to blog, collecting a bag full of free books and stories and other readable treats.

No, it's not literally a bag, because...well, you know. The internet, and all.

As this dragon's loyal subjects know, my fantasy novels are all currently available for free via my story blogs, and you don't even have to download them. All you've got to do is click the links, and start reading. Of course, if you'd rather save them to whatever device you fancy and read them later, that's fine too.

For those who don't know me, I like to say I write dragons for adults. That is to say, I write fantasy novels featuring dragons used as main characters, geared towards an adult audience. (That doesn't mean explicit, just that they're not YA, as I write with adults in mind. ) I love to pair dragons up with humans, so in my work you'll see the POV ( Point of View ) of both. My dragons are characters, not just monsters or plot devices.

If that sounds interesting, you can find some of my work here, completely free:

The Volunteer Maiden
A light-hearted, comic fairy tale of unexpected friendship. And ham. Tired of damsels in distress? How about a maiden who'll kick the dragon in the balls? With both dragon and human main characters/POV, a tale of unexpected friendship. And ham.
( Art by WanderlustDragon )

 The Black Collar
If you were a dragon enslaved to protect an ungrateful frontier town, you'd be drunk too. A darker, more mysterious tale featuring a dragon with a drinking problem, fever dreams, hallucinations and heartbreak. And a pet fish.
( Art by Ijoe )
If that's not enough reading for you, why not visit Patricia Lynne's site and check out all the rest of these wonderful authors' works?
Trick Or Treat Reads

If you'd like to say hi or pester me about more of my writing, leave a comment or find me on twitter:  Of The Wilds  Do say hello, and leave a tribute, won't you?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Art from The Volunteer Maiden

Some wonderful art commissioned by fans of my characters Galvarys, and Elyra, from The Volunteer Maiden.

Galvarys surveying his domain, awaiting his new minion, by Aaros:

Galvarys and Elyra sharing a tender moment, also by Aaros:
 And, why you should NEVER call Elyra a wench after repeated warnings, by WanderlustDragon:
Because sometimes the maiden wins, and damsels are so passe.

Monday, May 5, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Greetings, mortals. You stand in the glorious presence of the great…That sounds rather pretentious.  Old habits, and all. Let me start again.Hello, humans. I’m a fantasy author with a name you couldn’t pronounce. Humans often call me D. Wilder. I suppose the D must stand for dragon. I was recently invited by the wonderful Crazy Idealist herself to join a blog tour for writers to talk about their writing process. Who is the Crazy Idealist you might ask? First, slap yourself for not knowing. Go on, I’ll wait. Good. Second, let me offer you her bio:

"Charlotte Ashlock works for Berrett-Koehler Publishers, which specializes in nonfiction books about making the world a better place.  In her free time, she writes YA fantasy, rants about social justice online, and spends time with her seven roommates and twelve chickens."

I can tell you she does in fact make the world a better place just by being there. She’s a lovely person who champions the sort of causes dragons quite agree with. Do be sure to read her own blog right here: Crazy Idealism

So thank you Charlotte, for inviting me to this blog tour. Now, does please hit the jump to keep reading!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Part of a Blog Tour!

I've recently been asked by the lovely Charlotte Ashlock, The Crazy Idealist herself, to participate in her writer's blog tour. Why she thinks I've anything interesting to say I'll never know. But I'm flattered nonetheless, and flattery does a dragon's ego good. So, I agreed.

Now, her own blog post which will link to me and some fellow writers is only just going up today. ( Read it here: ) My blog post to continue the tour, as it were, isn't due for another week. But I figured I'd better get something besides fan art posted here in the meantime.

Do please hit the jump to read on, won't you? There's a good human.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Black Collar Fan Art

Some beautiful fan/gift art I was given for The Black Collar. Both of these were commissioned by a fan, also an author. You can find on Twitter at @DragonYogoloth. Say hi, and check out his stories if you're interested. On top, we have Alvaranox, done by the awesome Treats. And on the Bottom, we have both Alvaranox and Kirra, done by the fantastic Ijoe.With his permission this image now also serves as cover art for my story blog as you can see.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Art of my Dragons

Art of some of my dragons. Valyrym and Kylaryn top, Valyrym's face in his old age, bottom.

Art created by Ijoe