Clod Makes A Friend Front and Back Covers

Make New Friends with Clod and Ada

Critical Blast calls Clod Makes A Friend a classic. “Author David J. Pedersen (ANGST) weaves a tale that is more than enchanting — it’s important. It’s a story that fosters self-esteem and self-worth.” I was bullied as a child for…

Planet Comicon and Visioncon 2018

To say I’m excited is an understatement! Two of my favorite cons are back to back over the last two weekends in February. Not only will this be an incredible adventure, it will also be a marathon. By the time…

Clod Makes a Friend Cover Art

Clod Makes A Friend – Cover Reveal

I’m excited to share the book cover and blurb of my new Middle Grade fantasy novella, Clod Makes A Friend! Angst cover artist Alessandro Brunelli has rendered a fun and colorful portrayal of the mischief that Clod and Ada get…

Pedersen Family Picture

2017 was something

I tend to be a glass-is-half-full (of vodka) kinda guy, but I’ve got to admit that 2017 kicked me in a few places that I only show to my wife. I do have a lot to be grateful for, and…

Buried in Angst Cover Art

Updating My To-Do List

I hit the tail end of a long to-do list today, and had to take a step back to reassess. I’ve accomplished a lot of behind-the-scenes, sometimes boring, but very important work for my books. I’ve been so deep in…

Madison Capitol

Getting back to UW Madison

Home can mean a lot of things. For me, first and always, it’s where my family is. My wife and kids, my parents, sister and in-laws, and, of course, the close friends who put up with me on a daily…

I’m Fine. Everything is Fine.

So, Angst 5: Something with Something Angst, is coming along fine. Everything’s fine. For some reason, working 50 hours a week, being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and now having to exercise has slowed my progress. Weird, huh? My new PD…

Young Michael J Fox

Probable Parkinsonian Syndrome

In the 1980s, Michael J. Fox was the man. Between the television show Family Ties and, of course, Back to the Future, he was at the height of his popularity throughout my high school and college years. I benefited greatly…

Buried in Angst Cover Art

New Buried in Angst Book Cover

I’m excited to share a new book cover for Buried in Angst, the second novel in my Angst fantasy series. This fun cover created by my artist Alessandro Brunelli features Angst and Princess Victoria under a protective layer of dirt…