Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Extra Extra! The Descent is a Horrorific Good Read

Genre poetry, especially The Descent's: darker breed of poetry, is often overlooked by poetry lovers. This Autumn Cider Seasonal Reads staple here on Undawnted is a great way to vibe with the change of seasons.

On Writing to be Read's Treasuring Poetry column by Robbie Cheadle, she not only delves into my Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, paranormal inspired chapbook, but she enjoyed it as well.

Treasuring Poetry, 2024: Introducing the poetry of DL Mullan and a review is available to read. In this interview, I discuss my inspiration and journey into writing poetry. The classics are a beautiful influence and help me ground my creative pieces. My interview also exhibits three poems from other chapbooks. Transcendence is in my upcoming Impetus. The Flower Within lives in Effloresce, which is being expanded for a future release. Weather and Asymptote reside in Phantastic.

I hope poetry lovers read my upcoming chapbooks as I re-release these poetry books from one platform onto another. This year, I plan on publishing at least two chapbooks, Eclipse being one of them. I cannot wait to share my lyrical visions with an expanded audience. 

My Long Form Poetry will be published in an upcoming collection, but most individual poems are available in my Special Editions Store.

Thanks again, Robbie Cheadle, for your kindness and review of my poetry.


DL Mullan has been writing award-level poetry for thirty years. Recently, she 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 and video presentations, as well as maintains her own websites. She is an award-winning digital artist and poet. 

Join her Undawntable Newsletter for everything Undawnted. Be sure to enroll in her Substack writing program, RhymeScribe, which focuses on the form and function of poetry. Become a YouTube subscriber for her Poetry Slam updates.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Undawnted's Special Editions Store is Officially Open

During the release of The Reality Hackers novelette, May 23, 2023, Undawnted opened our Special Editions Store

This store will allow DL Mullan's audience to purchase PDF e-Books that were created for a visual book experience, not an e-Reader one. In the future, this form will be used to order autographed copies of Undawnted publications.

First things first, Undawnted will provide our Special Edition electronic copies of our releases. 

Sales and discount codes will be offered, especially through our exclusive memberships, such as newsletters and release parties. If you would like these offerings, then join Undawnted's Creative Tribe of Fearless Philes. 

Thank you for supporting this independent creator. 

Team Undawnted 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Undawnted's Special Editions Now Boasts a Vault

Undawnted's Special Edition Books page has grown. 

As more poetry and short fiction are created, Undawnted will be producing creative writing collections for our readership. 
From our Seasonal Reads program to poetry and short fiction, these creative pieces are curated into assembled publications for anyone's growing library of literature. 

We have added:

We hope that all of them become your favorite! 

Team Undawnted 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A Novelist Idea Newsletter's Theme for 2023 is the Hint of the Divine

Did you miss last year's A Novelist Idea Newsletter debut? Then miss no more. Undawnted began a new cycle with the theme: Hint of the Divine. 

We are looking for archetypes in all the in between spaces. 

If you act now, and sign up for this free newsletter, you will begin on the ground floor of this exciting, intelligent, and creative experience. Not only will you be updated with the latest in Undawnted's news, DL Mullan's publications, and exclusive releases, parties, prizes, and book events, you will receive a thought-provoking, intuitive, and top shelf education in the imagination. 

Open your mind to a larger landscape. 

DL Mullan has been a creative leader in the writing community for two decades. Join A Novelist Idea Newsletter for the pure joy of community, and programs that expand the mind. Or, you could participate and earn a Certificate of Completion at year's end. 

Whatever road you choose, Undawnted will satisfy those inner creative cravings you long to satiate. 

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Have a great and wonderful day, 

Team Undawnted


About Undawnted

Undawnted is the home of novelist, DL Mullan. Ms. Mullan has a varied and remarkable background, from her educational pursuits (Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology, also see About Undawnted), as well as learning from the best in novelization, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and scriptwriting (Communication PrĂ©cis). 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. 

Check out her growing Curriculum Vitae on her Undawnteum site (updated regularly) for details on her extensive formal and self-procured education, real world experience, and application in the arts. 

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

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Autumn Cider 2022 New and Upcoming Releases are Magic

Need a new read? Undawnted has something new for you! We have been working hard to bring the creative imagination alive. This season keeps bringing on the enchanting prose and poetry. 

Our Autumn Cider publications have rhythm, rhyme, and Father Time. 

All you have to do is Believe in Magic.


This season's New Releases:

Long Form Poetry
Baptizing the Dead
Beware... the Devil may come bearing gifts.

Wild West and the Pueblo Diablo 
A lone sheriff tracks the devil to a remote pueblo.


Upcoming Releases:

Short Stories
The Story of Ophlupin  
How the mythology and origin of werewolves began: anger the gods, pay the price. 

Visions Anthology
The Reality Hackers
Don't let your life get hacked.


Follow the links for more information, and ways to purchase these unique creative writes.


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. This year, DL Mullan has begun sharing her knowledge via A Novelist Idea Newsletter. If you too want to become a Fearless Phile, then subscribe to her newsletter on Substack

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

Learn. Grow. Master… with Undawnted.



Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Would you like to be a Blog Tourist? Or, Blog Tourateur?

Team Undawnted is looking for Blog Tourateurs, or Blog Tour Hosts. 

We like to review Indie Creators, and in turn receive a review or marketing time on your blog. Would you like to become part of our Blog Tours?  


It’s easy to become a host:

  • Do you have a blog or website for creative endeavors?

  • Do you like being a part of a team?

  • Do you enjoy art, poetry, and prose?

Then you qualify to become a Blog Tourateur for Team Undawnted. 

We supply all your needs with an Advance Review Copy (ARC in PDF form) for you to peruse, and/or our marketing materials such as:

  • Articles

  • Links

  • Reviews

  • Marketing Images

A Blog Tour Host just needs to put the items together on their blog/site and publish! It is that simple. 

Become a Creative Connoisseur!

For further information on how you can sign up as a Blog Tour Host, fill out and send your request in via our Contact Undawnted form.

Thank you for your interest,

Team Undawnted


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Blog Tour Hosts Wanted

Team Undawnted is looking for Blog Tour Hosts for the 2023 New Year. We are content creators for Undawnted. Our articles and promotions will drive more traffic to your site.

It’s easy to become a host:

  • Do you have a blog or website for creative endeavors?

  • Do you like being a part of a team?

  • Do you enjoy art, poetry, and prose?

Then you qualify to become a Blog Tour Host for Team Undawnted. 

We supply all your needs:

  • Articles

  • Links

  • Reviews

  • Marketing Images

A Blog Tour Host just needs to put the items together on their blog/site and publish! It is that simple.

For further information on how you can sign up as a Blog Tour Host, fill out and send your request in via our Contact Undawnted form.

Thank you for your interest,

Team Undawnted


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Summer Time Seasonal Reads 2022

When summer rolls around, we are ready to sit by the pool with an iced tea. A book is worth all the rays of the sun. Summer is about finding time for yourself, to relax. 

The days are longer. The nights are warm. Summer is the fantasy season of our lives.

Out by the water, what to do? Read with your sunglasses on, of course!  
Publications available for purchase through Lulu

Saint in the Big Easy

What happens when you discover the only person who can save you is you?  
A Writer's Guide to Writing
Push the envelope and become great.

Escape into Poetry with this dynamic chapbook about nature's volatility. 

The Rain: Monsoon in the Desert
Immerse yourself in the desert southwest in this folk narrative. 


Legacy Universe mythological short stories being released are:  

June 6th
The Story of Vigdis and Adalbrandir
What if you discovered the gods' secret? 

June 14th
The Story of Excalibur
Where did the sword come from? 



As well, A Novelist Idea has a new project and other community activities for our Fearless Philes. Become a member. Participant with others. Share and Like the content. The expansion of your imagination through creativity is based on your own contributions. The more you play; the more you win! 

Undawnted's Summer Time Seasonal Reads Program runs June 1st through August 31st

We hope you join us in our summer activities. 

Have a great and wonderful day. 


Monday, April 11, 2022

The Creative Mind in a World Gone Mad: How do We Take Back Our Imaginations?

Once I thought that the human imagination was boundless and beautiful overflowing with hope, in the years since, I have discovered that some of our mind's have ventured from the possible, probable, and poetic into a landscape of fear and dread. 

The creative mind's "what if" moment of variability had been intersected. When an elite few realized that their dystopian future would shrink the quantum possibilities into one narrow passage, a new era of manipulation began. Humans don't have informed consent; we have manufactured consent. 

The most steered aspects of our society have been the sciences and the arts. That cross-section of our culture has been handicapped, and our development stunted by this destructive agenda. Imagination? Creativity? ...where? 

Anyone can observe the unimaginative movies, predetermined book publications, and repetitive musical interludes. As a child of the 1980's, I am bored with this curated selection of negative, trash-filled redundancy.

In the past decade, I have become concerned by the lack of original thought in our society. Instead, I perceive a propagandist's point of view influencing us. Yes, even in the arts and sciences is this negative agenda pushing forward. Should I name the offenses, or, can you decipher these issues for yourself?

As an artist, poet, and writer, what should I make of this forced slant stepping on our abilities, skills, and lifestyles? Why am I not allowed to embrace my creative side and ask the questions that beg: What if? The moment that my imagination takes flight into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, I must censor myself. I must refrain from my innate calling as a creative spirit. 

Only when an agenda is corrupt and harmful must all other competition to it be silenced. No questions. No free-thought. No imagination. 

Why? Why do a few believe that they outweigh the many? What happened to the imagination? 

Here at Undawnted, imagination is fearless and will ask questions of the cultural captains: what happened that would allow you to believe you are more important in my creative life than I am? Why would you believe you are better than the rest of us? Why must we believe what you believe? Why must I attend, pray, and be a disciple at your church?

Are those not fair questions to ask? I feel that this elite mindset is of: do as you are told. Period. Another form of corporate toxicity demands more from me than it gives in return. 

That leads into: why is there a conservatorship being placed on the creative world? When did I sign that legal contract? Is it in the vague Terms of Service of the services you don't provide anymore when you turned your back on freedom of speech? Because I certainly have not been evaluated in a court of law as incompetent to stand trial.  

Why can I not tell people to research the findings of Dr. Naomi Wolf (Ph.D.), Dr. Robert Malone (M.D. and inventor of the MRNA technology), Dr. Peter McCullough (M.D.), VAERS reporting, or even Edward Dowd? Is the establishment afraid of real data?

When someone in a position of leadership be it government, corporate, education, or think tank does everything in his or her power to stifle creativity, shut down dissent, and make you censor yourself, then how can our culture have imagination? 

One way. One mind... sounds more like the Borg to me, than a democracy. 

When it comes down to it, we aren't being respected as adults. So if you are wondering why I speak out, this factor is high on the list. Are these governments, corporations, institutions, or think tanks respecting you if you have to censor yourself in order to appease their short-sided agenda? 

What is the Agenda? The World Economic Forums' Great Reset that plunges the world into an economic depression? Do we really want that nonsense? I for one did not elect Klaus Schwab into office. Did you?

So, creative community of artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians, do you need someone to make your decisions for you? Or, are you a capable, cogent adult that abides by the laws of the United States? 

Because "creative" does not have the word: we, in it; but the letters do spell: I. As well, "imagination" does not have the word: we, in it; but the letters do spell: I. Those words embody the artful presence of individuality. The arts cannot and should not be dictated by a collective. That is why imagination is fearless because this journey is for the courageous individual. 

Then why are we doing this? So, find your courage, individuate, and start asking questions. 

Creative courage is contagious!

Have a great and insightful day. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Change of Season: Spring Dreams Seasonal Reads Program on Undawnted until May 31st

The Earth and all her creatures have awakened from their hibernation. 

The wind has turned warm. Butterflies flutter around. Bees buzz. Flowers bloom and scent the air with the fragrance of rich nectar.

The day grows longer towards summer time. Spring fever has set your senses to wild.

How do you return from cloud nine? Why, read, of course! 

Join our Spring Dreams


Monday, December 27, 2021

Undawnted's DL Mullan is Now on GoodReads

Like to read and discuss your favorite books? 

That is what GoodReads does. DL Mullan has created an account and added her favorite authors. You may recognize some of her choices: Homer, Poe, Shelley, Austen, et al.  

She has also applied for an author's slot. We will let you know if GoodReads accepts her chapbooks. 

If you want to follow DL Mullan, then visit her GoodReads' profile

See you there!  

Monday, May 10, 2021

Stayin' Alive, All By Myself... I am on a Roll to Better Outcomes

I know. I have been gone awhile, but I have been doing what I needed to do. 

After four years of being told that I could not get a refinance loan or any type of loan, not because of bad credit, but because I had already financed my property at the lowest available rate. The banks would not refinance if I could not get a lower rate by at least one percentage point. 

I was stuck. I had already received air conditioning finance estimates starting at $150 a month for four years. On a fixed income, that was not doable. 

So I had tried three or four times over the duration, but not through covid, to raise the $7500 that I had been quoted for a new system. I live in Arizona. Central air is about survival, not luxury. A handful of friends flocked to my banner, but the amount raised ($350ish) was nowhere near enough to purchase a unit. 

The art and writing communities at large never bothered once. That was disheartening from my point of view. For communities that push love, light, and inclusion for everyone... I was very much excluded. Sounds like that ideology is just an excuse to be prejudiced against people they do not agree with. 

I disagree with many people, but have never left someone to die. I help where I can and I have helped a lot. Far more than many people who claim to be inclusive. 

Even though certain communities have disappointed me, at least I know I still have friends and a shit load of good luck... see, when you are a good person, you get that type of help from the universe. 

Annual percentage rates lowered and my excellent credit afforded me a great refinance package, which led to a new and top of the line air conditioner for an excellent price. After nearly five years of constant worry, I am safe and cool. I will finally have a heater in the winter time too. That means I will be able to write my novels again. 

I am so happy. 

The universe rewards good deeds and people. While most of you were stuck in your homes during covid... now you know how I live and feel being this sick... I was protecting all of you from hunger and homelessness. 

So don't let newly elected politicians tell you that the $1400 was because of them; it was because of me. Just so you know. People take credit for my deeds when they had nothing to do with my work. 

I have a few items to do yet, but I will be actively writing poetry and novels this summer. I will be posting more writing exercises too. Although, I will not be updating my Facebook accounts because that social media conglomerate does not believe in factual information that I have provided to my friend's list for over ten years. I am now locked out of my personal and professional accounts, but don't you worry, I always land on my feet. 

Life is good now. 

I am still going to tell the truth and change the world for the better. That is coming. The wheels are already in motion by good people all over the world. Some people will not accept or like the change, but that is not my problem. I only solve them. 

Speaking of solutions: nothing can stop what is coming. 

I made a plan and I am sticking to it. You may just like what I am about to do. Who knows, you may just want to get in on the action yourself. 

More information in the coming weeks. Watch for news coming out of Sonoran Dawn Studios

Watch for my new books and cover designs. 

I am Stayin' Alive, All By Myself as the songs go: I am on a roll. 

Have a great and wonderful day. 




Friday, February 19, 2021

Undawnted has a Youtube Channel for Books, Poetry, and Workshops

Undawnted is now on Youtube

Now DL Mullan's creative writing will be in video form. First, we are doing unnarrated versions of poetry and will work up to narrated ones. We are working up to get samples of novels up as well. 

Anything we can do in under 15 minutes. 

So Like and Subscribe. The more people we have, the more we can do for you. 

 Visit the channel here.  

Undawnted's website presentation.


Have a great and wonderful day!




Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Winter Frost Seasonal Reads 2020 Begins

Cold nights sitting by the roaring fireplace with hot coc
oa in hand is what the chill of winter's frost brings us.

The holidays are being celebrated with parties. Carolers make their rounds through neighborhoods, People shop at the local businesses for gifts. Children have sugar plums dancing in their heads.

What to do on those long winter's nights? But read, of course! 

Here are some of my reads for your reading list:

Nocturnal Redemption: In the Eye of the Beholder
Professor Ryan Blackburn is about to discover a world beyond her own imagination where vampires, werewolves, and magical gypsy witches exist.


Poetry Chapbooks 
With everything that happens in this world, you're stronger than you know.

Long Form Poetry
Memoirs of a Psychotic Painting Elephant
You may want to think twice about drinking alcohol after this.

 Winter Reads and Workshops run December 1st to February 28th


Friday, February 7, 2020

New Server; New Projects; New Year of Reads

As you might have seen, Undawnted was down for a few hours as I got the servers switched over from one company to another. I was with Company X for several years but the prices kept going up and up and up. The customer service was unfriendly and lacking in assistance. So saving 66% with Company Y was a bonus. 

I am working on several projects for this year. I want to publish more chapbooks and other odds and ends so that my Seasonal Reads program has more titles to read. Those hard drive kaputs really set me back. I had three novels near completion. Now, I will have to play some catch up. 

So I know that I am behind, (I should just create and wear the Tshirt), but I am hard at work to get back into publishing mode. Poetry chapbooks will be out for this year. I am working on another project that I will launch soon. Then the hope is to begin publishing my book two's of my series. 

If I can keep from injuries and illness, then I can keep on track for this year. With my recent dizzy/black out spell and foot crunch, I was unable to do much for a couple of weeks. I still have a few more weeks of rest and healing but at least now I am not so tired and out of sorts. 

There is nothing like cranky creativity. You have negative energy fueling your exploits but those projects usually get trashed because their energy is so dissatisfying. 

I am really glad I published Turquoise before I got laid up. The energy is positive. The message is positive. The chapbook takes the reader from the lows of love and rejection to self-acceptance. That is satisfying. 

So my 2020 resolution is to get back to the heart of the matter, bring spirit and soul to my projects, and just make this a very productive year.

What are you anticipating? 

Have a great and wonderful day. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Cover Art Design

Sometimes, I even impress myself... 

I created this art piece for a book I had yet to even think of, so instead of keeping it for myself, I decided to volunteer the cover design for a Sonoran Dawn Studio's anthology.  

If you would like to submit your art or poetry, submissions open on August 1, 2019.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Confessions in the Cold: A Writer's Thoughts for the Culmination of Another Year Past

It is December 31, 2018. 

I never in my wildest imagination believed I would still be alive. There are so many challenges to my disabling illness that one misstep and I would suffer a gruesome fate. This year I have escaped it.

My art and writing get me through some terrible times. I have been betrayed at every level one can ever feel, but a handful of people have shown me the rewards of friendship. 2018 has been the year of tremendous losses and inches of gains. The kitties help me with some of the emotional rough spots. That is why the postings have been so sporadic. 

If I don't know where my next meal is coming from, then I am unable to do much creative work. I will put together some digital art in order to keep the worry and hunger pains at bay. Yet, here I sit without a working washer and dryer as well as the heater went out at 29 degrees this morning. 

You think you have problems? 

That is why I do the support, donate campaigns. I have shirts, mugs, journals, books, chapbooks, but it seems that creativity is not enough to cover even one bill in a year. With the lowest internet service I can get without sacrificing my needs, I am out over $1000 per annum. That does not count my three domain names and GoDaddy overcharging me. 

So I sit here in the dark. All night actually. It's me and the laptop. The kitties come when they get a chill, warm up, and then go play bug hunters! That is a job the cats can keep. I don't want it! I can only afford to turn lights on when I am up and around. Well, when I can. When the joints get cold, there is no walking around. That is with the heating pad. 

I need a miracle. I need a Fairy God Mother/Father. Just send a gazillion dollar check every month. Thank you. 

But, that is not how the world works. When I teach people how the world works in my articles and research on the VDP Gazette, let's just say that I don't have many friends after that. I don't buy into the Social Justice Warrior act, so that pretty much leaves me without confidantes. 

Sorry, I just won't lie to people. 

You will see my stances here too on Undawnted because I believe in justice. Not Just Us. Not Social Justice Warrior. Justice. The justice that takes a wide lense to a situation sees all the nuts and bolts, weighs the facts and figures, and examines the human aspects. You know what we used to call: Truth, Justice, and the American way... Thanks, Superman. 

America has gotten away from Justice. Instead we have people having tantrums over topics, there is no research, no logic. Only name calling and divisiveness if you do not agree with this rose colored glasses world view. 

Half the time I read these explosive posts calling me hater, bigot, and other colorful metaphors, I am hungry in the food sense. I do not need the emotional force feeding of ego based mind control victims. Let me double over in pain in peace already. I am never going to agree with two year olds trapped in an adult body. 

It is never going to happen. 

I am a JFK/Reagan Democrat. In today's post-modern apocalypse, it means that I have been erroneously skewed into the fake news alternative right category of politics. Just put my image on a milk carton already. Missing: Liberal Democrat who believes in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Or is that put me right next to an artist's rendition of the elusive Big Foot? 

I am MIA and mythical all at the same time. 

Well good. I am a student of Joseph Campbell anyway. I might as well live up to his expectations that we are all on our own version of the heroic journey. Where's my light sword again? 

But I feel more like: Hello, my name is Galahad, may I take your order?

So my stories are not about the next societal fad. No SJW tantrums here. Someone wrote of me that I am a disabled woman without any illusions. Yet, I write fiction. I guess I have the best of both worlds...

Now if I could only get my cats to open their own cans of cat food, I would be getting somewhere!

If you would like to see more of my writings in the forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, then please write a comment or two on my Facebook or Minds pages, Tweet me, or Gab at me. 

Best of all, purchase something on Lulu or Zazzle regularly. If you can spare it, then a donation to my Paypal (dlmullan AT yahoo DOT com) would go a long way in helping me stay focused with a full belly or paid internet service on a monthly basis. 

People don't believe how difficult it is living on the austerity measure called Disability until you are faced with a lifetime of it.  

In the light of everything that I have been through over the last year, I am still a grateful person. I am grateful for all of my readers. I am grateful I have survived one more year. 

Help me make it through 2019... you won't be disappointed!  

Thank you so very, very much!

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