D.A. Roberts was born in the small town of Lebanon, Missouri. Growing up on the farm gave him plenty of opportunities to cultivate a fertile imagination. Encouraged by his mother, he dreamed of one day becoming a famous writer. An avid reader, D.A. enjoys reading more than watching television.
A diverse career path has given him a unique view of the world. From soldier to factory worker, from bouncer to lab technician, and from Security Officer to Corrections Officer. Having worn many different hats evolves a very different perspective. He draws on all of these experiences to bring his writing to life on a very human level.
He married Annette in the summer of 1993 and has been happily married, ever since. Three teenaged sons keep them both busy. Nathan, Nic and Noah are his pride and joy. They have an English Mastiff named Xander, who is a big part of their lives.
D.A. loves to camp, hunt, fish, hike and Geocache. He also enjoys old-school pen and paper role-playing games. When not writing or on duty as a Corrections Officer, he enjoys spending time with his family. A good cup of coffee, a warm fire and a good book are his guilty pleasures.
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Smashwords book reviews by DA Roberts
- Into His Art
on July 19, 2012
I just finished reading this story and I have to say it was incredible. Very well done, Mr. Hadsall. This could easily be turned into the next Silence of the Lambs or Hannibal. The characters are vivid and easy to relate to. The writing flows well and you paint a vivid picture for the reader to enjoy. I'd read this as a novel or even a series. Excellent work! I am hooked and eagerly awaiting you next installment or for the full novel.
Author of Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening
- Lord Krenn and His Daughter
on April 27, 2014
Lord Krenn & His Daughter – By Jamie Bradshaw
A Review by D.A. Roberts
I was asked to write a review of a short story by Jamie Bradshaw called “Lord
Krenn & His Daughter.” Since I am a big fan of fantasy literature, I was more than happy
to oblige. I have known Mr. Bradshaw since we were in High School and I was honored
that he would ask me to review his work. I was very glad that I did.
First off, visually, Bradshaw paints a stunning tapestry for us to enjoy. His
descriptions were so good that I could almost smell the fire in the hall and the scent of
horses in the air. Descriptively, this was an outstanding job. It had shades of Robert E.
Howard’s Conan and the movie Excalibur. At least, that’s what it brought to my mind. I
found myself easily settling into this world he described.
The dialogue was good. Oft times, new writers tend to make their dialogue very
stilted or rough…but this was not the case. Bradshaw did a fine job with this. It was easy
to read and to follow, throughout.
The plotline was great and it grabbed your attention. I enjoyed the story and
found myself caught up in the pacing of the tale. It really brought you into the world and
made you both feel for and understand the characters motivation. All in all, it was very
My only complaint with the story was its length. It ended entirely too soon. This
had all the makings of an epic tale of fantasy, deception and revenge. Jamie, please tell
me that this was merely the prologue of an epic novel you’re waiting to spring on me. I’d
love to see this developed into a full-length novel.
Bradshaw plans to release this short-story on Smashwords in the near future. If
you have a chance, give it a read. I highly recommend it. Leave him a review and ask for
more. I know I will.