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In a world where all magic is possible, and everyone can do magic, Clod is the only 9-year-old in his class who can’t. He’s bullied for that, and desperate for a friend, so he makes one himself, out of clay. To his surprise, she comes to life and introduces herself as Ada. She doesn’t last very long, at first. Each chapter is a different year of his life. Over the years, he gets better at sculpting Ada, she lasts longer, and they get into trouble (as friends sometimes do.) It’s a bittersweet fairy tale that Critical Blast calls “more than enchanting — it’s important. It’s a story that fosters self esteem and self worth, reinforcing the magic that comes from believing in yourself and fostering your own talents no matter what others may think or say about them.”  Read more…

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On the edge of a mid-life crisis, Angst drags his reluctant friends along with him on an adventure into the heart of magic. He’s not sure where they’re going, what they’ll find, or even if they’ll survive. But he knows this is his one chance to be a hero because the only way to fight magic is with magic. Read more…

Buried in Angst

Angst needs a foci to live, but Chryslaenor has been stolen! His friends reluctantly join him on another quest, but where do they start? Rose is missing, he has somehow upset the Elements of Ehrde, and a newcomer wants to overtake the throne. What could make things worse? Perhaps a kiss from Princess Victoria’s younger cousin, Alloria? Read more…

To save Rose, Angst and his friends must cross the ocean where the living element of Water is most powerful. But how can he keep them safe when the very sword that makes him a hero doesn’t work right? Read more…

Angst has a plan! It’s not a very good plan—actually, it’s a really bad plan, but with help from some unexpected allies, he sets out to find his friends, save Unsel, and return home before his wife leaves him forever. What could possibly go wrong? Read more…

About David

David J. Pedersen is a native of Racine, WI who resides in his home town Kansas City, MO. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has worked in sales, management, retail, video and film production, and IT. David has run 2 marathons, climbed several 14,000 foot mountains and marched in Thee University of Wisconsin Marching Band and written 4 fantasy novels. He is a geek and a fanboy that enjoys carousing, picking on his wife and kids, playing video games, and slowly muddling through his next novel.

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Audiobook for Clod Makes A Friend

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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Make New Friends with Clod and Ada

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Critical Blast calls Clod Makes A Friend a classic. “Author David J. Pedersen (ANGST) weaves a tale that is more than enchanting -- it's important. It's a story that fosters self-esteem and self-worth.” I was bullied as a child for being [...]

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