Category: Hedge King in Winter

The first tale in the Matter of Manred, a new on-going fantasy serial, available weekly, Autumn 2015 on Wattpad. This exciting new sword-and-sandal action-adventure tale follows the continuing adventures of the warriors, kings, and sorcerer-priests of the Matter of Manred Saga.

Happy Birthday to the Hedge King! #Bookiversary

Happy Birthday to Hedge King in Winter, by Michael E. Dellert

Today is the one year anniversary of Hedge King in Winter. Yes, believe it or not, one year ago today, my first fantasy novella, Hedge King in Winter, saw the light of day as a commercial publication. It was a

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Write Where You’re From

One of the most exciting things I’ve done recently was to collaborate with Will Hughes, a voice-over artist from Carrsboro, North Carolina. It’s always great fun to collaborate with another artist to explore one’s own creation in new ways. The

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Announcing the Goodreads Giveaway Winners!

Without readers, a writer is just a lunatic crying out in the wilderness. Without someone to read and appreciate the words, they’re just black scratches on wood pulp. So it’s always an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity

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Hedge King in Winter: The Matter of Manred Begins…

Get Hedge King in Winter, the complete 13 episode novella. Now Available in Print and for Kindle. “The king is crippled…” Set in a grimly realistic, medieval dystopia, Hedge King in Winter opens on the tense days following the grievous

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Best Day Ever

We are at The View, a rotating restaurant at the top of New York City’s Marriott Marquis hotel. As the restaurant turns, the panoramic view shows us the wide expanse of the Hudson River by moonlight, with the lights of

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Special Announcement: Hedge King in Winter on Amazon

That’s right… Now through 12 January 2016: Pre-order Hedge King in Winter on Amazon! Hedge King in Winter: The First Tale in the Matter of Manred The story opens on the tense days following the grievous wounding of a king

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Hedge King in Winter Is Here (or, Authors Are Selfish)

I’ve been in the publishing business a long time, but I’ve never launched my own work. So I asked a friend for some book launch advice. “The problem with book launches is this,” she told me. “It’s a selfish moment.

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Hedge King in Winter: The Brother Calcas

Note: This is an adapted excerpt from my new novella, Hedge King in Winter. Join the mailing list from 11 January to 19 January 2016 to receive free Hedge King in Winter bonus content. Calcas, drymyn of the brotherhood, had

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Hedge King in Winter: The Thorp of Maladarach

Note: On 12 January, 2016, the complete 13-episode serialized novella Hedge King in Winter becomes available from Amazon. Below is an adapted excerpt from Episode 6, plus the never-before-seen map of the Kingdom of Droma and the Surrounding Lands! The

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Wattpad? Isn’t that, like, the Kid’s Table?

“You’re giving your novella away?” My friends, my family, even my kids look at me in shock. Yep. And really, it’s not as crazy as it sounds, at least not to my own ears. An author’s greatest enemy isn’t people

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