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Tales of Gamers and Gaming

(The first book in the Writer on Demand series)
A collection of stories by

The author, who was the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing tournaments for fifteen years, is also a well known player of board games, strategy games, and collectible card games. This collection tells tales for all sorts of gamers, from players of MMORPGs to attendees of GenCon and other gaming conventions. Take a look or give it to your favorite gamer.

Writer on Demand Vol. 1: Tales of Gamers and Gaming includes three stories, one of novelette length:

"The Quest" (approximately 8,000 words) tells the story of what happens when a group of MMORPG gamers get together in real life. The story originally appeared in Fellowship Fantastic, edited by Kerrie Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2008).

"Loser Takes All" (approximately 5,000 words) tells the story of a man always looking for just one more world to conquer. The story originally appeared in If I Were an Evil Overlord, edited by Russell Davis and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2007).

"Gaming Circle" (approximately 4,100 words) explains what it is about our real lives that makes us want to game. The story originally appeared in Gamer Fantastic, edited by Kerrie Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2009).

Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres. Many of these stories have been written on short deadlines to required specifications of wordcount and topic, making Don a veritable Writer on Demand TM. While some of his stories are electronically available in the themed anthologies in which they first appeared, they are being collected and offered here by genre, with new collections coming out periodically.

Other Writer on Demand TM Collections include Tales of Humorous Horror, Tales Out of Time, Grim Fair e-Tales, Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam, Not-So-Heroic Fantasy, and Shadow Realities.

About the Author:

Donald J. Bingle has two published novels (Forced Conversion; GREENSWORD) and about thirty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including stories in The Crimson Pact, Steampunk'd, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Blue Kingdoms--Mages & Magic, Civil War Fantastic, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol's Children, Historical Hauntings, and Fantasy Gone Wrong.

His story "Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone" was the ninth story in Mike Stackpole's Chain Story Project. His stand-alone stories include MAKESHIFT and Running Free: A Tale Inspired by Patsy Ann. He is also the author of the award-winning short memoir, Father's Day.

Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, the GenCon Writers Symposium, the Origins Game Fair Library, and the St. Charles Writers Group.

You can find out more about Don's writing at


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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Tales of Gamers and Gaming: (Writer on Demand Vol. 1)
Author(s): Donald J Bingle
Publisher: 54-40' Orphyte, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA