J.W. Zulauf

Biography

I would love to say that from the second I could use my fingers, I began to write, but I can’t. Sure there were times through my life when writing surfaced and fell away, but the truth is, I couldn’t even read all that well through most of my teens. Then one day, my father gave me a copy of "The Stand" by Stephen King, and even though it took me a year to finish, I did it.

This experience changed my life.

From that point, I strove to become the best reader and writer I could be. I was driven by an unbelievable passion to become a writer, and here I am. I truly started from the bottom and worked hard to become who I am now. I am a believer in the words. Reading saved my life. Writing made my life.

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Books

Kingdom in Chains
Series: Kingdom in Chains. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,070. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2017 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The common people have become the currency, outlaws have shifted to mercenaries, and freedom is no more than a thought of the past. Fear, violence, slavery—throughout his adult life, Barloc has known no other way. ~ A handful of rebellions rose, but fell almost as quickly as they began, and the concepts of freedom and peace became dusty relics of the past, a nearly forgotten dream.
Hurlock the Warrior King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: American English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Leadership is about honor as much as anything else, yet honor is relative in this short story that follows Hurlock the Warrior King. Hurlock leads an army against the evil mage Kahster, who is hiding behind a strange fog that suffocates the small town of Ashcroft. As Hurlock fights his way toward the sorcerer, he is faced with a difficult choice: be a leader, or become lost in the fog forever.
Roland the Pirate Knight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: American English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
A pirate’s code is a fickle thing, and honor is relative in this short story that follows Roland the Pirate Knight. ~ Roland joins a misfit crew of pirates led by Captain Oakheel, who is trying to become the leader of the Bloodband Pirates. As Roland stands on the edge of a plank during this pirate action-adventure, he wonders if it will be water or deck that ends up below his feet.
The Balderdash Saga - Special Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
For all the flowers left on the graves. ~ Whether you like action, adventure, mystery or love, The Balderdash Saga encompasses them all, and so much more. Author J.W. Zulauf and illustrator Luke Spooner take the reader on an unforgettable journey through the underground kingdom known as Balderdash. Includes 4 short stories (1 exclusive) + 12 exclusive color illustrations. [For Readers Aged 6-10]
Scarlet the Kindhearted Princess
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Scarlet wants desperately to save her deathly sick father. To do so she must team up with a mysterious man, who promises to help save her father in return for a specific favor. What will the favor really cost her? Will Scarlet find herself a pawn in this man’s game, or will she really get the chance to save her father from his impending doom? [Lower Grade Fairytale Adventure for Kids 6-10]
The Shaman's Salvation
Series: The Balderdash Saga, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,870. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Not all fairytales are about beautiful princesses and dashing princes. Some are about the corpses living below our very feet.... The very existence of Balderdash is hanging by a thread. The kingdom is under attack by vicious creatures called Mana Beasts, and someone is after the shaman. Will Balderdash fall because of the shaman's past actions?
The Prince's Plight
Series: The Balderdash Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,530. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Not all fairytales are about beautiful princesses and dashing princes. Some are about the corpses living below our very feet.... Prince Kaylan realizes with horror that humans stand merely an hour’s walk from Balderdash, and faces a critical decision: warn the underground kingdom, or risk losing his life—and compromising the location of Balderdash—to save the woman?
The Underground Princess
Series: The Balderdash Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,510. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Not all fairytales are about beautiful princesses and dashing princes. Some are about the corpses living below our very feet.... Meet many friends, and a couple foes, on your visit to Balderdash. Whether you’re searching for true love with Princess Scarlet, or fighting for honor with Roland, the pirate knight, there is something for every reader within this coffin tale.

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