David Alastair Hayden

author of heroic fantasy adventure novels for adults and young readers
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Storm Phase 4 Update

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Blog, Storm Phase | 0 comments

I know a lot of you have been waiting a long time for this book. And it’s way, way overdue. And for that, I sincerely apologize. This was the most difficult book I have ever written. The first draft was actually finished a year ago and I’ve been working on the rewrite since January! Like Turesobei’s relationship with every girl he knows,...

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Lu Bei Softie

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Storm Phase |

For Sale Half the size of a house cat and twice the trouble, Lu Bei is on the loose! And you can now have one of your very own to hug and squeeze and share tea with. This hand knitted Lu Bei softie is about 9 inches tall (not counting the tail) and 10 inches wide (from wing tip to wing tip). He is made from 100% wool yarn and very cuddly. He can be ordered...

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My Top Six “Systems” for Writing

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Blog, DA Hayden, Typewriters, Writing Tips |

I’ve been thinking, like I do, about the machines, operating systems, apps, methods, and places I’ve written. It occurred to me that I’ve been writing seriously for thirteen (!) years now, and I have switched around a lot when it comes to systems and methods. I think this is normal for a lot of writers. When it comes to methods, you should...

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Haydenverse Update

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog, Books, DA Hayden |

Dear Readers, I wanted to update you all on the state of things in the Haydenverse. In 2013, I launched two novels and one novelette: Chains of a Dark Goddess, The Forbidden Library, and The Maker’s Brush. And 2014 promises to be an even better and more productive year. I have many wonderful tales that I can’t wait to share with you. So what’s on the...

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The Storm Dragon’s Heart

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Storm Phase |

  Book 1 Turesobei dreamed of adventure, a way to prove he was no longer a child. Wizards should be careful what they wish for. Destined to become his clan’s next high wizard, studious Turesobei has constantly struggled to live up to other people’s demands and expectations, but now he’s had enough. When his treasure-hunting...

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Episode 1

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Arthur Paladin, Books |

The Shadowed Manse Abandoned by his family, Trapped in a house of shadows, Destined for more than 7th grade math. Arthur Paladin doesn’t fit in. Not at home with the ultra-strict grandmother who had to raise him after his mother died and his dad disappeared. And not at school where the teachers think he’s trouble and the other kids think he’s a...

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