New novelist, just finishing DIRE ENCOUNTERS after 5 years of writing it. It is in two parts. Posted TOME1 here at Smashwords; subtitled "Man Meets Wolf". Second part is written but needs editing and some art work done. Title is work in progress but will most likely be "Man Meets Self". There is a part three in conception but won't write it if there is not strong support and interest in it from readers of my first two series.
I write, edit, and illustrate all of my publications. That is why it takes me so long.
Have at least four other books in the works, one about a Romanian Sheepdog pack, Street dog pack and a wayward pure bred Great Pyrenees that has lost his family. Book is entitled "STRAYED". Another about an indigenous, subsistence Inuit Indian family who moves to the city of Churchill Canada. Their teenage son has trouble adjusting but befriends a young imprisoned Polar bear in a book entitled "POLAR BEAR PRISON". A couple of other interesting ideas I'm collecting as well. Have one about a shape shifter in Kazakhstan of all places. A shifter family loses their son in the forest from hunters while he was transformed as a bear. The son survives a hunters bullet to the head but cannot transform back to human because of it and then.... well, you'll just have to buy the book :)
I have a full time job and write primarily for myself but decided to share my work with the world. I have Zoology degree and thus my interest in wildlife and animals; particularly in animal behavior. As in most people lives, I was unable to follow my dream so have a career in computers and write and travel the world as time permits; volunteering at animal sanctuaries to learn about animal behavior and managing a sanctuary. I substitute my lost dreams in fictional stories I write and risking my like traveling to hands-on wildlife animal sanctuaries like the one I attended in South Africa; wrestling Cheetahs. I'll be back in South Africa this spring to do it all over again. I'm a misplaced sole if ever there was one.
My profile pic is also my books back cover image; photo of my faithful St. Bernard named "Sergeant". He was always sitting behind me while I spent hours writing my books. He was sick and slowly fading from an incurable nervous system problem. I wanted to capture his faithfulness so I setup this photo. I eventually had to end his suffering months later. It was the second hardest thing I've faced in life. The 1st was my Great Dane I had to do the same thing for.
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Dire Encounters - Man Meets Wolf
by Dolph Volker
Published: March 14, 2015
It was a time before the last Ice Age where mega fauna and flora dominated the landscape. Alden, a tribal Indian with special survival skills, taught to him by his father, leaves for the wilderness in search of himself. He finds two Dire Wolves instead. Conflict ensues between two worlds, the one involving Dire Wolves and that of himself. Alden struggles to balance the opposing forces.
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