Author Archives: dave

My Amazon Author Page is Up and Running

Amazon provides a web page for all of its authors (who want it) and mine is at www.amazon.com/author/davidcasler. Check it out! It has a list of all the books I have on Kindle.

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October Workshop on Creating Fictional Settings

I’ll be teaching a free workshop on creating fictional settings, coming up on October 16th and 23rd, 2012, both Tuesdays, at 7:00 p.m. at the Montrose (Colorado) Library. The sessions are free and open to the public. Here’s the advertising … Continue reading

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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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Railroad Book Ad Appears in The Prospector

The advertisement pictured to the left touts the Mt. Sneffels Press book, Railroading in the San Juan Triangle to readers of The Prospector, the quarterly magazine of the Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society. You can get your own copy … Continue reading

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