Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Unexpected Traveler: Background on the Story

Continuing my “behind the scenes” story, in this video I discuss basic themes in the book and a little more about the story. I also introduce some of the drawings from the book. You can visit the book’s page here, … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on What Makes a Novel

As part of a larger interview about The Unexpected Traveler, I muse on what makes a novel.

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Researching Background for The Unexpected Traveler

I had to do lots of research to write The Unexpected Traveler. Here I talk with interviewer Brett Pfister about the research process for swordsmanship and archery. See also a previous video about trying my hand at archery and the … Continue reading

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The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick: Background

Author Dave Casler tells how the novels in the Flying Broomstick series came to be.

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The Unexpected Traveler: Characterization

Author Dave Casler discusses characterization, using his new novel The Unexpected Traveler as a point in hand. Enjoy this “behind the scenes” look at how the story came together. The book is available on Kindle at this link, and you … Continue reading

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Mt. Sneffels Press Author Mary Ann Dismant Passes Away

I am sad to announce that Mary Ann Dismant, author of Growing Up in Denver 1944-1957: A Memoir, passed away at age 73 on July 13, 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ouray Public Library, in loving memory … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Traveler In Depth: The Maps

My original maps were pencil sketches. Accomplished artist Brett Pfister turned these into works of art. Learn more about the mapmaking by viewing this 7-1/2 minute video. See the project page for The Unexpected Traveler here. Brett’s personal website is … Continue reading

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