Pirates aren’t just in the past! Puzzle your way to the treasure.

Solve your way through these wonderful pirate tales with words like marauder, plunder, and dragon, filling your sails with fun. Explore the past, present, and future of our favorite scallywags in these 24 amazing tales of bravado, daring, and dastardly deeds committed by the legendary pirates. Find the first occurrence of each word and look for the answers to the questions as you search for treasure.

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Puzzle Fun Continues. Are you up to the challenge?

It’s the latest in fun with a Find-a-word puzzle for  The Stone Maiden and Other Tales. Wench, imminent, and imagination, these words will draw you into a collection of stories covering sorcerers, space captains, common criminals, or even common housewives.

Every story invites the reader into a world where things are not always what they seem, where events do not always turn out as one expects. Download the puzzle, find the words, and unlock hours of fun!

Gadget Lovers Unite!

gadgetsxlgCog A turns cog B which moves the primary lever forward one notch. Did this get your heart racing? Then you’re a gadget lover!

This important part of the world’s population keeps the rest of us happy with great mechanisms. Trains, planes, automobiles, ticking clocks, elevators, drink machines, and more, rely on this wonderful technology. A type of technology that lets the maker watch the action, take pleasure in the movement, and then explore new things a leftover lonely cog can do for us.

At Dark Oak Press, we celebrate the Gadget Lovers and have books just for you! That’s right, Steampunk takes your love of cogs and levers, mixes it with stories of magical beings, conspiracies, weapons, and all types of transportation, and gives you hours of enjoyment.

We invite you to explore the books in our Steampunk collection and indulge in your passion. Many of these are anthologies meaning they are a collection of shorter stories by multiple authors. Anthologies allow you to explore different writing styles and stories in small bursts leaving you time to build your next great machine with ideas the stories inspire.

Celebrate life as a Gadget Lover with others who appreciate the importance of even the smallest gear and show the world how important mechanical devices are to life!

Find-A-Word Book Puzzles

Download a Word Search / Find-A-Word puzzle for your favorite Dark Oak Press book and test your powers of observation. Find the first occurrence of each of the words in the corresponding book. Seek out the answers to the three words at the bottom. More puzzles will be added soon so keep checking back.

{Looking for the answers? Go to the author’s site and find the answer guide complete with page numbers. You’ll find a quick link to their site under Writers in the menu bar at the top of the page.}

Chalice Moon Fill-In-Puzzle

Mysta Fill-In-Puzzle

The Artifice Conspiracy Fill-In-Puzzle

Stone Maiden Fill-In-Puzzle

A Tal Ship, A Star, And Plunder Fill-In-Puzzle

New Seminar & Location:  Instilling Humor in Your Writing

Dec 11 / 2017 – Even the darkest of themes can use a little humor. Discover how you can mix humor and horror and why it can be useful. Do readers and authors laugh at the same thing? There are many ways to laugh in writing -the humorous laugh versus the nervous titter. Does the humor flow naturally or do you have to work it in to change the scene? Don’t forget to check out the weekly DOP Expeditious Writing Tips on the Dark Oak Press website for additional writing tips.

Check out our new location and special night this month: Monday night from 7 pm to 8 pm at Germantown Community Library (1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN).  Space will be limited to twelve (12) people for these first few events. Each seminar will be filmed and set up for viewing online.  Call the Germantown Library (901) 757-7323 and register today!