Avarice: Meet the Authors, Day 5

How greedy are you? There’s a fine line between want and take. Can both be considered a sin? Are you willing to find out?

It’s time for another volume of Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology! This is Day Five of our traditional introduction to the authors and their stories.

The release date for the sixth volume, Avarice, is April 3, 2018!

You can Pre-Order the eBook on Amazon and order a print copy after the release. Please consider posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads.


Introducing the remaining five authors of Avarice and their blurbs. Come back tomorrow to learn more about our staff members!


Robert Walton is a retired middle school teacher and a lifelong rock climber with many ascents in the Sierras and Pinnacles National Peak, his home crags. His writing about climbing has appeared in the Sierra Club’s Ascent. His publishing credits include works of science fiction, fantasy and poetry. He also worked as a newspaper columnist for a time. His historical novel, Dawn Drums, won the 2014 New Mexico Book Awards Tony Hillerman Prize for best fiction, first place in the 2014 Arizona Authors competition, and first place in the historical fiction category of the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Most recently, his short story “Uriah” was published in Assisi, a literary journal associated with St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Website: chaosgatebook.wordpress.com/

Facebook: facebook.com/search/top/?q=dawn%20drums

Fallen Angel by Robert Walton

Glory, victory, even immortality are centimeters away. Rock climber Tony must make one more move to reach the most difficult summit of his career, the ultimate pinnacle of his sport. He’s sacrificed everything—money, love, self-respect, his body—to reach this vertical moment. There’s no going back, no chance of trying again. Or is there?



D.A. Weaver has lived in sunny California her entire life. When she was a kid, however, she’d wander off to wherever her creativity took her, usually recruiting her friends to be the actors in her latest play. Whether it was the dirt lot “stage” down the street that transformed into an island plagued by cannibals and haunted by quirky pirates, or a refrigerator box spaceship in the backyard that traveled to worlds that were yet to be discovered, reality was always the most distant location in her mind. As far back as elementary school Doreen knew that the only thing that would make her truly happy was to bring those concocted people and places to life for others to enjoy. Doreen is excited to a part of this project again. Her short story, “Retribution,” can be found in Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Wrath.

Twitter: @daweaverwriter

Avaritia’s Peak by D.A. Weaver

Cole has lived in the Sierra Nevada Mountains his entire life, and he’s a natural at guiding people through the old gold-rush trails. Until one day a greedy tourist insists that Cole bring him to the top of the mountain, where legend has it, tons of undiscovered riches still exist. Will Cole face the demons that have haunted him his entire life or continue running from his past?



Daniel I. Weaver has been writing fiction for almost two decades near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A father of three plus two German Shepherd rescues, Dan spends the majority of his day working as an executive at a large health plan while secretly pining to spend that time crafting some new adventure. His fiction has previously been published in various anthologies and quarterly magazines including Light at the Edge of Darkness (2007); Dragons, Knights, and Angels Volume 46 (2007); Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Gluttony (2017) and Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Wrath (2017).

Twitter: @writinbloodfilm

Facebook: facebook.com/daniel.weaver.3192

Facebook Author page: facebook.com/Writ-In-Blood-1826076440976059

Website: authordanieliweaver.com

Survival by Daniel I. Weaver

In a post apocalyptic future where survival is a struggle for some, but entertainment for others, two teenagers gamble everything for a chance at a better future. All they hoped for was a life outside the blight, but what they find inside the Colony is nothing like what they expected. Every choice becomes a fight for survival in a place where they quickly realize every opportunity comes with a price.



Madison Wheatley is a poet and fiction writer from Northwest Indiana. She teaches English at an alternative middle/high school, where she makes it her goal to put a book in the hand of every kid who claims they “don’t like reading.” When she isn’t teaching or writing, you can find her getting lost in the library stacks, playing video games, or suffering at the gym. Her work has been published in Shapes and Names, Cave Region Review, and Seltzer.

Instagram: @mwheatleywriter

Website: madisonwheatley.com

Twitter: @mwheatleywriter

All That Glitters by Madison Wheatley

When Liv finds a gold coin that magically makes copies of itself, she knows that this discovery will save her life. Friendless and mourning her mother’s absence, she watches her wealth steadily accumulate and imagines how she’ll buy herself a new life, far away from her alcoholic Aunt Alicia. But as the strange coins multiply, they begin to eat away at Liv’s sanity, and it becomes harder for her not to succumb to their sinister suggestions.



Mari L. Yates wrote her first story in kindergarten. From then on, Mari knew she wanted to be a writer. Working in the healthcare industry by day, she writes whenever and wherever she can. She’s currently working on editing her first mystery/thriller novel and writing a fantasy novel. When not found with a notebook or laptop in her hands, she loves to read, cuddle with her two cats, watch movies, and play video games.

Facebook Author Page:  facebook.com/marilyates

Twitter: @Meadowmirth

Instragram: @Meadowmirth

Website: marilyates.com

Secrets and Gold by Mari L. Yates

Cerdreq, a once-great dragon warlord, is led into a trap by his own avarice. Forced by an evil witch to assuage King Amaury’s ever-growing thirst for more wealth by destroying towns, Cerdreq grows bitter. Princess Emelyne attempts to show him there’s still good in the world, while striving to earn the acceptance of those around her. Who will win and who will lose in this deadly, rapacious game?


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