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.

Where to buy in print

Series

Kingdom in Chains
A young adult epic fantasy series unlike any other.
Kingdom in Chains
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Balderdash Saga
In Balderdash, the underworld is where it's at. If you die, you must simply drink the potion. Not all fairytales are about beautiful princesses and dashing princes. Some are about the corpses living below our very feet....

Books

Kingdom in Chains
Series: Kingdom in Chains. Price: $4.99 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 » Adventure
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. ~ This is Barloc’s chance—perhaps his last chance—to once and for all cast off the chains that bind him. And maybe, just maybe, he can bring others to freedom with him.
The Balderdash Saga - Special Edition
Series: The Balderdash Saga, Book 4 Anthology. Price: $3.99 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 + 12 exclusive color illustrations. [For Readers Aged 6-10]
The Shaman's Salvation
Series: The Balderdash Saga, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,530. 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,340. 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,550. 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.