Honors for Don Daglow's From Dream to Delivery books:
Winner, 2019 Independent Press Book Awards | Winner, Kirkus Top 100 Indie Books of 2019 | Finalist, 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards | Finalist, 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards | Finalist, 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards | Finalist, Book Excellence Awards
A Step-by-Step Master Class for Indie Game Designers and Programmers. from the Creator of the Emmy® Winning Neverwinter Nights™
"Don Daglow has survived 40+ years creating games and always retained his positive attitude. Learn from the master." – Jeff Braun, co-founder of Maxis (Sim City, The Sims)
"I was impressed with the organizational wisdom. I wish that I had been able to read this book 30 years ago." -- Chris Crawford, pioneering game designer and Founder of the Game Developers Conference
"Indie Games: From Dream to Delivery should be on the desk of everyone who’s considering an indie game company. It builds a bridge between books on game development and 'How to Start Your Own Business' books. Daglow starts with holistic questions that cover not only nuts and bolts issues of your games and your business, but the kind of life you want for you and your team. I wish I could go back in time and hand this book to the leaders of several start-ups I’ve watched crash and burn; it might have made them successful. I’ll be recommending it to all of my students with indie dreams." -- Prof. Stephen Jacobs, School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
"5 OUT OF 5 STARS -- Indie Games: From Dream to Delivery is the best book to start with if you are considering developing your own game. Don L. Daglow brings you his years of experience in game design and development in a straightforward and comprehensive guide. He will show you a step by step method, proven techniques, and pitfalls to avoid… It makes no false promises... Daglow writes in a voice that is a cross between a patient sage under a Bodhi tree and a hardcore street philosopher strengthened by mixed realities… The insights and nuggets of truth you will acquire in Indie Games: From Dream to Delivery will temper your idealism with realism [and] stoke the fires of your passion." – Readers’ Favorite; August, 2019
5 out of 5 Stars – “Despite his status as a 3-time Inc. 500™ CEO and Technical Emmy® Award recipient, author Don Daglow delivers no-nonsense knowledge like some favorite uncle who made it big, but remains warm and generous… From Dream to Delivery radically differs from the “Buy My Book, Make Millions In One Year!” mindset… Daglow teaches organization of thought and sequencing of specific goals, including the micro-steps often conveniently ignored in similar books.” – IndieReader, February, 2019
”Daglow touches on many essential startup challenges. His prose shows a clarity of thought and authority borne of experience. Those who combine introspection with his seasoned counsel will gain not only a tutorial on business realities, but also insight into themselves.” – Kirkus Reviews, July, 2019
"As a CEO I've read numerous how-to books on entrepreneurship. But now that I have two daughters who dream of their own 'dream projects,' this is the book I will suggest they read." -- G Rollie Adams, CEO Emeritus, The Strong National Museum of Play
Your idea could be anything from a part-time business to a Silicon Valley startup, from a small-town storefront to an internal corporate initiative.
• Six sets of questions help you review and refine your vision
• Over 400 pages of tips, guidance and “lessons learned” from a 3-time Inc. 500™ CEO who's also been honored with a 2008 Technical Emmy®. (Sources: Inc. Magazine Inc. 500™ lists; National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Technology & Engineering Awards)
The only person who can define your Dream Project is you. From Dream to Delivery will help you do just that, by leading you through a guided conversation with yourself.
Section by section, you’ll record your answers to these carefully chosen questions. Then we’ll turn your unique personal responses into the customized roadmap you need to go out and turn your Dream Project into Reality.
Techniques to use, traps to avoid, terminology to understand. And how to fit it all into your life without damaging your family or your future.
Never started a business or a big project? We’ll give you a “crash course” introduction. Skip past what you already know, dig deeper on things you want to learn.
It’s the one book you need to go from Dream to Delivery.
Also available as an audiobook
Gold Medal: Best Mystery, Readers’ Favorite Awards
Gold Medal: Best Mystery, National Indie Excellence Awards
Winner, Best Novel, TopShelf Book Awards
Winner, Best Mystery, TopShelf Book Awards
Runner-up, Grand Prize for Best Book of the Year, TopShelf Book Awards
Silver Medal: Best Novel (Pacific Region), Independent Publisher IPPY Awards
Silver Medal: Best Novel (Western Region), National Indie Excellence Awards
Silver Medal: Best Mystery, CLUE Awards
Finalist: Best Mystery of the Year, Independent Audiobook Awards
Finalist: Best Literary Fiction of the Year, Independent Audiobook Awards
Gold Medal: Benjamin Franklin Book Awards (Best Fiction Cover), Independent Book Publishers Association
Gold Medal: Ariana Awards (Best Mystery Cover). Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition
“Rating: 9/10. The intricate plot is ingeniously executed so that all pieces of the puzzle fit together in the end. The prose is top notch... distinctively original structure..." -- The BookLife Prize (Publishers Weekly), September, 2017
Assassinated: The crusading politician who saved hundreds of San Francisco homes from the bulldozers of a big developer.
Accused: A mysterious young loner who speaks his own unique dialect of English and refuses to answer questions.
Unexpected: A woman who will risk her promising future for a man without a past.
When teacher-turned-deckhand Steve Ondelle is framed for the killing of a San Francisco Supervisor he tumbles into a world of billion-dollar deals and bizarre sexual adventures, a world where hard evidence depicts him as a misfit who turns to murder.
To expose these freshly-minted lies Steve must first make peace with a lifetime of painful truths. He travels from the piers of Sausalito to the penthouses of San Francisco, with unlikely allies like Leonard the Human Statue, Eli of the Coral Reef, The Prophet of Market Street.
And Liam the Fog Seller.
Also available as an audiobook
5 STARS -- “Remarkable and thought-provoking allegory... Quixotic and courageous, Will's character is admirable... Flawlessly written… an engaging and intriguing short story that will entertain everyone who enjoys a hero standing up for a cause.” – Readers Favorite, June, 2020
What if you had the power to get every homeless person off the streets and give them shelter and support?
Government has gotten serious about helping the homeless.
Crews roam the streets of San Francisco. Air conditioned buses sweep people away to isolated camps where they’re given free shelter, food, medical care and retraining.
No fault, no blame.
No warrants, no arrests, no criminal records.
And no choice.
One man refuses to go. He's a unique guy, his life filled with major triumphs and gut-wrenching tragedies.
He’s determined to stop an ambitious Governor and avenge the death of a young friend.
To some, he’s a courageous hero, standing up for noble principles. To others he’s a washed-up troublemaker, standing in the way of progress.
But until they catch him, he's the last one on the run.