David Alastair Hayden

author of heroic fantasy adventure novels for adults and young readers
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The White Tigress Comes For You!

Posted on Jun 25 by

Galactus would never select me. I’m a terrible herald. Norrin Radd I am not, though I, too, seek Shalla-Bal. I have been sitting on important news, failing to alert you,...


Storms, Stories, and Typewriters

Posted on Jun 23 by

The power went out here after a storm yesterday afternoon. A small storm. We live deep in the woods. Lots of places where a tree could strike the lines along the way. We were...


THOR: A Mighty Marvel Movie

Posted on Jun 2 by

By the hoary frost of Heimdall’s beard, THOR is the mightiest Marvel Studios film yet! Well, I think so anyway. What’s not to like about a movie that is, to put it simply, an...


Dice in the Red Box

Posted on Mar 22 by

For RED BOX Adventures I decided to keep dice types needed to a minimum: just d6′s and d20′s. The original edition of D&D primarily used these two types, with a...


Pages are Variable in the 21st Century

Posted on Mar 21 by

If you are going to offer authors copyediting or other publishing services, please don’t quote prices in terms of pages. I have no idea what the page-length is for any of my...


The Desert of Souls

Posted on Mar 19 by

The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones. … 9 of 10 Dag­gers (adventure) … 3 of 5 Dev­ils (malevolence) Zombie monkeys! There, I should have your attention...