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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…

Coming March 1st, 2018

Bullies love to hate Clod. Not just because he’s bigger, clumsier, and uglier than his classmates – he’s also the only student in his school without magic. In a world where all magic is possible and everyone else is born with great gifts to do amazing things, Clod is alone.

Living with his mum in a broken-down cottage on barely enough, the only thing Clod has to play with is the clay she occasionally brings him. Bleak is an understatement. More than anything, Clod wants a friend. The only way that’s going to happen, is to make one himself. Read more…

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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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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 [...]

Planet Comicon and Visioncon 2018

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

To say I’m excited is an understatement! Two of my favorite cons are back to back over the last two weekends in February. Not only will this be an incredible adventure, it will also be a marathon. By the time March rolls around, I’ll be an exhausted [...]

Clod Makes A Friend – Cover Reveal

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

I'm excited to share the book cover and blurb of my new Middle Grade fantasy novella, Clod Makes A Friend! Angst cover artist Alessandro Brunelli has rendered a fun and colorful portrayal of the mischief that Clod and Ada get into. On the back cover, all the [...]