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Saturday, December 16, 2023

Novelette Review: The Town Santa Forgot from Writing to Be Read

Writing to Be Read's Kaye Lynne Booth published her review of The Town Santa Forgot

"Not to give too much away, but The Town [Santa Forgot] : A tale that will tickle the whole family’s fancies. The perfect holiday gift, but would be fun to read year round. As with most Christmas stories, this one is filled with love and hope." 

This Yuletide Carol is a history-mystery tale with added supernatural occurrences and a love-lost romance. Move over holiday romcoms, The Town Santa Forgot has arrived!

For the rest of the review and quill rating, visit Writing to Be Read


The Town Santa Forgot is available as an eBook at AmazonBarnes&Noble, AppleBooks, Smashwords, and other fine retailers.   

Grab your copy today! 


A writer at heart, Undawnted's own creative spark, DL Mullan, began writing short stories and poetry before adolescence. Over the years, Ms. Mullan has showcased her literary talents by self-publishing several collections of her poetry. She also writes novels, designs apparel, and creates digital art. Ms. Mullan‘s creative writing is available in digital and print collections, from academia to commercial anthologies. As an independent publisher, she produces her own book cover designs as well as maintains her own websites. She is an award-winning digital artist and poet.

Currently, she has embarked on writing her multi-book Legacy Universe, Supernatural Superhero Series.

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Thursday, August 3, 2023

Press Release: Realms of Possibility Published by Readers Magnet

A huge shout-out to Chloe Lopez and Readers Magnet for posting the article, the Realms of Possibility, about my multi-genre, multi-book Legacy Universe

Who doesn't love speaking about the speculative side of fiction? Or, science, fantasy, and horror? Any writer who writes in these genres understands their complexities and symbolism. 

In the Realms of Possibility, I discuss the Saint Trilogy, The Reality Hackers, and the Hode (Robin Hood) Trilogy. These stories maybe geared toward the paranormal aspects and supernatural forces within the framework of scifi, fantasy, and horror, but also check the romance box. What is a story without love? 

But do not fret, there are plenty of vampires, werewolves, and witches waiting in the wings of these novels. Mythology in the Legacy Universe is an important foundation to the entire book series. 

Immerse yourself in a universe built to engage the reader in the realms of possibility...

Remember to download the free Legacy Universe badges, bookmarks and postcards (on the individual book pages).  

Have a great and wonderful day!


A writer at heart, Undawnted's own creative spark, DL Mullan, began writing short stories and poetry before adolescence. Ms. Mullan showcases her literary talents by publishing her creative writing. She has short stories and poems published in digital and print collections, from academia to commercial anthologies. In addition, she writes novels, designs apparel, and creates digital art. Ms. Mullan produces her own book cover designs for herself and others. She is an award-winning digital artist and poet.

Currently, she has embarked on writing her multi-book Legacy Universe, Supernatural Superhero Series.

With her education and experience in writing, DL Mullan shares her knowledge via her newsletters. If you too want to become a Fearless Phile, then subscribe to one of her newsletters on Substack.

Her innovative style teaches writers how to reach their creative potential, and write more effectively.

Learn. Grow. Master… with Undawnted.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Adam Gaffen Interviews...DL Mullan! on The Cassidy Chronicles

The last interview with Undawnted's creative spark, DL Mullan, was such a success that we decided to an encore!

Adam Gaffen of The Cassidy Chronicles spent some time with our artist, novelist, and poet. The published article is: Adam Interviews...DL Mullan!

Ms. Mullan discusses her latest creative writes with Adam. From the scifi, fantasy consciousness novelette, The Reality Hackers to the scifi, paranormal horror story, Mangled, DL Mullan relays to readers how genres can be combined for maximum effectiveness. In addition, she speaks about her foray into competitive short story writing and how these external writing prompts have given rise to stories like The Jonah Collector

The takeaway from the interview is how DL Mullan views creative writing, digital art, poetry, and the imagination:

"Writing is the undiscovered country hidden in the recesses of our own minds. Find yours in one of my publications. You will never think of things in the same way again." 

We want to thank Adam Gaffen for the fine interview questions and giving DL Mullan the chance to express her creative consciousness. 

Please head on over and read: Adam Interviews...DL Mullan!

Be sure to Like, Subscribe, and Comment, so Adam knows that you appreciate his time and dedication. 

Thank you so very much, Adam and The Cassidy Chronicles for the interview!

DL Mullan and Team Undawnted


About Undawnted

Undawnted is the home of novelist, DL Mullan. From her award-winning poetry and scifi fantasy digital artwork to teaching honor's curriculum with her college's coordinator (Professor Emeritus), participating in panel discussions at conventions, or directing her community poetry group, she has the innovative vision, creative passion, and hands-on experience that lends itself to success.

Her first newsletter is A Novelist Idea, with activities and creative projects in her writing/art program, will enhance the quality of your innovative output, so you can become fearless with your imagination.

Become a true Fearless Phile and join DL Mullan on the creative journey that is: Undawnted.

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Breathe is Available on Grey Thoughts' The Writing Gallery

During their bi-month poetry prompts, Grey Thoughts chooses selections for The Writing Gallery.  

My collection of poems on their site so far is:

For the week of 2/11- 24/23, Breathe was listed as one of the poems for Last Breath.  

Breathe as well as Identity are poems from The Descent: a darker breed of poetry Chapbook. Shuffle the Devil will be released in Supernatural Archaeology. Better than I Know will be published in Impetus.

I hope you enjoy reading these preview pieces from my poetry chapbook collections.

Perhaps with a few more additions, membership will be granted, and I will have a dedicated area for my creative writing. 

I will keep my fingers crossed!

Have a great and wonderful day.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Hint of the Divine: Archetypes of Wolves and Werewolves

This year, Undawnted will be endeavoring into the in between spaces of mythological archetypes. 

A Novelist Idea Newsletter updates Undawnted's readership every month and quarter about our news, publications, events, parties, contests, movie nights, and seasonal reads program. 

What our newsletter adds is our commitment to advancing the realm of the imagination. For 2023, we are engaging with this modality by asking the question: how can we use archetypes to stimulate our creative juices and expand our inner innovation? 

Carl Jung believed that archetypes are our unconscious made manifest. Joseph Campbell believed that these archetypes transcend culture, as these ideas are the basic components of the human experience. This pattern in human evolution began with stories by the campfire, and morphed into oral histories, traditions, and myths that have shaped our existence today.

Myths help explain the unfathomable. Myths kept our ancestors safe from harm. Myths gave people a sense of congruity. 

This month A Novelist Idea Newsletter is discussing the wolf archetype, but more importantly we will delve into the in between spaces as well and play with the formulaic aspects of... 


To read more and participate in our monthly projects, Subscribe to A Novelist Idea Newsletter.

Don't miss out on a chance to invest in yourself.


Have a great and howling good day!


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Say Goodbye to Spring Dreams on Undawnted

Seasons change.

Undawnted divides up the year into our seasonal reads program. Our program follows the meteorological transitions of our planet. With spring closing out and summer beginning, we are heading into the fun time of the year with outdoor activities and get togethers.

Here, if you would like one last look at our Spring Dreams collection.

June 1st, Summer Time kicks off the season with summer-themed creations until August 31st. Become your own hero with Undawnted’s Call to Adventure with our activities, publications, and parties. Our most active season is about to launch!

Are you ready?

We are, and we would love for you to join us and explore our world of imagination.

Learn. Grow. Master… with Undawnted’s Summer Time Seasonal Reads Program.

It’s your Call to Adventure!


Show your Undawnted spirit by becoming a member! 

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

A Novelist Idea Newsletter has been Published for May 2022

Have you signed up for Undawnted's Free Newsletter yet? 

Why not? Information about upcoming events, blog tours, release parties, and more! Our monthly projects will give you a creative portfolio at the end of the year. 
What's not to like? 
Our May Day Review Project for 2022 is a new take on scrapbooking, collage, and navigation boards. Steer your way into a more inspired you.

The Substack is updated with posts and threads throughout the weeks, so you are never sucked down into an abyss.

If you would like to become an Undawnted Fearless Phile, then subscribe! It's fast. It's easy. It's free.

So what are you waiting for? 

A Novelist Idea helps creators create from an imagination that is unleashed. Through projects, collaborations, social activities, and inspiration, this newsletter does not leave you hanging as a hapless spectator, but invites you to become more. 

More of YOU.

Embrace the creator within... by becoming unleashed! 

Friday, April 29, 2022

On My Poetry Forum for Review: Plasma

Become one with the dynamic universe! 

This poem is a scientific musing about the spirit molecule and the universe. Plasma will be placed in the upcoming chapbook called: Eclipse. Plasma is currently on My Poetry Forum for review. Read it for yourself and leave a comment. 

If you like science and spirituality, then this poem will fit in your laboratory of ideas. 
This poem is being moved to Undawnted's YouTube Channel.
Undawnted's YouTube Channel offers poetry shorts to full-fledged poetry feature films in our Poetry Slam section. This new playlist will give you more of the rhymes you crave.

Subscribe for more award-level poems written by DL Mullan.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Undawnted's Newsletters are Expanding

Recently, Undawnted began A Novelist Idea, then added the forthcoming WordWalker, professional writer's courses. 

As an added bonus: Undawnted's resident creative spark, DL Mullan has a newsletter of her very own. She is a gifted polymath. She can discuss the topics of the day as well as many other subjects from news, medicine, arts, dyi, science, spirituality, and much more. 

Join her on her epic journey as a student of the universe.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Undawnted has a New Addition to Our Poetry Family: Sonnoquy

Spring is a great time to add to your family. Here at Undawnted, we have added a new spin on a classic structured poetry form. We have named our new bundle of joy: Sonnoquy

What is a sonnoquy?

Sonnoquy is a cross between a Shakespearean sonnet and a soliloquy with ten lines (eight, ten syllable verses, and an ending couplet). 

A soliloquy can be the act of talking to oneself, or a poem, discourse, or utterance of a character in a drama that has the form of a monologue or gives the illusion of being a series of unspoken reflections. 

A sonnet is a fixed verse form of Italian origin, consisting of 14 lines that are typically 5-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme.  

Together, a sonnet and soliloquy become a new poetry form in Undawnted's Structured Poetry section

This chapbook has been also added to our Winter Frost Seasonal Reads Program.

Have a great and wonderful day. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

On My Poetry Forum for Review: Zombie

The dark emotions of the underworld coat the rhymes of the poem: Zombie.

This poem is ripe with imagery and disdain. Perfect fit for the upcoming chapbook called: Habitué.
If you like the deep and dark corners, as well as the denizens who lurk there, then you will enjoy this poem.

This poem is being moved to Undawnted's YouTube Channel.
Undawnted's YouTube Channel offers poetry shorts to full-fledged poetry feature films in our Poetry Slam section. This new playlist will give you more of the rhymes you crave.

Subscribe for more award-level poems written by DL Mullan.


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Clean Up on Isle... Undawnted

I have been doing some housecleaning on this site today, so watch out for old links! 

Blogger used to name pages with numbers, now there has been a change to naming pages after their titles. I worked yesterday and today to re-identify old pages with their actual titles. This revision should allow webcrawlers to index all Undawnted's pages in their correct form. 

I hope this action will increase traffic and allow visitors to find the pages they are looking for more readily. 

Most pages with inconsistencies were replaced except for the Contact page. The new Contact page is here. The old one remains with a notation that the page has been updated and to please bookmark this new one. 

Have a great and wonderful day. 


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

On My Poetry Forum for Review: Full Circle

The creative spirit arises when you are busy doing something else, but arise it did. 

Full Circle is a philosophical poem and is available for review.

What meaning do you get out of the prose poem?

This poem is being moved to Undawnted's YouTube Channel.
Full Circle is one of the poems in the Chapbook: Supernatural Archealogy

Supernatural Archaeology is the poetry of philosophy, mythology bordering on the supernatural and paranormal realms. 

"The superb imagery complements the thoughts and emotions expressed via your verses here."

"This is really different... the imagery is beautiful and surreal."

"A captivating creation."

Become supernatural.
Undawnted's YouTube Channel offers poetry shorts to full-fledged poetry feature films in our Poetry Slam section. This new playlist will give you more of the rhymes you crave.

Subscribe for more award-level poems written by DL Mullan.


Have a great and wonderful day.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Roben Hode Adventure to be Released March 31st

I never thought a book could flow onto the page as quickly as this story did.

Hode: The Legend Lives Again is the origin story for this new book series. Meet his Merry Band of Men, and Will Scarlet:

“We must be true, loyal… Equal partners. Do you pledge to do right by each other and this world?”
“With an honorable leader.” Marian smiled. “A White King to guide us. As Marian James, I pledge. ”
“A Black Knight to keep us safe.” Dale nodded to the verbal contract. “As Dale Allan, I pledge.”
“Grey Magus to see beyond the mundane.” Tuck agreed also. “As Friar Tuck, I pledge.”
Robert looked to the sullen cryptoanarchist. “Well? What say you, Will Scarlet?
“As Will Scarlet…” He flipped Robert off.

Read about this new mythical hero on March 31, 2018 when Hode: The Legend Lives Again is released as a PDF EBook on Lulu via Sonoran Dawn Studio's Fiction Spotlight.

Have a heroic day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Steampunk, Paranormal Romance, and the Age of Alternative History


That is a load of words to say isn't it? I had been reading up on how to write the genre because I have a half done historical novel waiting for a great plot twist. 

My novel is more like a Paranormal Romance slash Historical novel, but I wanted to update it. 

Low and behold, Steampunk incorporates the supernatural. I can do that.

It is an exciting way to revive an old story and it has opened my mind to possibilities. So much so that the new concept has broadened my understanding of  Blood Oath, Blood War. 

And, that's how creativity works. 

One creative epiphany leads to another. So Steampunk can revitalize a historical romance and set in motion more crime-drama in my vampire novel. 

That is why I love writing. You wake up with doubt and leave with hope. 

Have a great and wonderfully spooky day!

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