Marva Dasef, Author

An author you can trust, regardless of what genre she’s writing!

From Historical Americana to Mystery to YA Fantasy and Science Fiction, Marva Dasef proves herself a solid, skilled, talented author of tales that will enthrall, captivate, and delight. Every time I think I’ve read all of Marva Dasef’s books, something else pops up, her latest being book 4 of the Galdorheim series. Of course, I’m still awaiting the written-for-grown-ups historical prequel to the Galdorheim world, but I just can’t seem to provide her enough incentive to execute that manuscript — our loss. (I also wish she’d write a few more mysteries.) — D. L. Keur

Witches of Galdorheim 4 Book Series by Marva Dasef

Marva Dasef is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. Retired from thirty-five years in the software industry, she has now turned her energies to writing fiction and finds it a much more satisfying occupation.

Marva has published more than forty stories in a number of on-line and print magazines, with several included in Best of anthologies. She has several already published print and ebooks, and is now turning them into audio books. Seven audio books are currently available.

See a complete list of her published work at mgddasef.blogspot.com. And, of course, she’s here on Facebook.

The Witches of Galdorheim Series (YA Fantasy) Buy the Series $12.18

Mystery and Americana Historical (Not YA)

Missing, Assumed Dead, a Mystery   Also available in Audiobook.

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Missing, Assumed Dead by Marva Dasef

Prejudice, murder, insanity, suicide: Every small town has its secrets.

When Kameron McBride receives notice she’s the last living relative of a missing man she’s never even heard of, the last thing she wants to do is head to some half-baked Oregon town to settle his affairs. But since she’s the only one available, she grudgingly agrees.

En route, she runs afoul of a couple of hillbillies and their pickup in an accident that doesn’t seem…accidental. Especially when they keep showing up wherever she goes. Lucky for her, gorgeous Deputy Mitch Caldwell lends her a hand, among other things. Her suspicions increase when the probate Judge tries a little too hard to buy the dead man’s worthless property.

Working on a hunch and trying to avoid the Judge’s henchmen, Kam probes deeper into the town’s secrets and finds almost no one she can trust. With Mitch’s help, she peels away the layers of prejudice, suicide, murder, and insanity. But someone in town doesn’t like her poking around, and when they show their intentions by shooting her through the police chief’s office window, the stakes are raised. Kam must find out what really happened to her dead relative before someone in this backward little town sends her to join him.

And she thought Oregon was going to be boring.

Tales of a Texas Boy: Photo Illustrated (in both Print and Kindle) Also available in Audiobook and in Large Print.

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Tales of a Texas Boy by Marva Dasef

How do you handle a crazy jackass? Eddie knows. If you ask Eddie, he’ll tell you pigs can fly and show you where to find real mammoth bones. Take his word for it when he tells you always to bet on the bear. These are things he learned while dreaming of becoming a cowboy in West Texas during the Depression. Through Eddie, the hero of “Tales of a Texas Boy,” we find that growing up is less about maturity and more about roping your dreams. Hold on tight. It’s a bumpy ride. A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys books like “Little House on the Prairie” or “Tom Sawyer.” A great bit of nostalgia for seniors, too.

Young Adult Fantasy and Adventure

Science Fiction

First Duty (YA SF)

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First Duty by Marva Dasef

Nyra Hutchings, a young woman born into a life of servitude on a repressive factory planet, is desperate for a different life. When she’s accepted into the Space Service Academy, run by the organization that enslaves her planet, she discovers the truth behind generations of rebellion. Now, she must decide what to believe, where her first duty lies, and fight for more than her life against impossible odds. Approx. 38K words.

Ultimate Duty, (Adult SF version of First Duty)

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Ultimate Duty by Marva Dasef

A military officer must choose between her sworn duty or her rebellious blood ties.

Remy Belieux, a woman born into a life of servitude on a repressive factory planet, is desperate for a different life. When she’s accepted into the Space Service Academy, run by the organization that enslaves her planet, she discovers the truth behind generations of rebellion. Now, she must decide what to believe, where her ultimate duty lies, and fight for more than her life against impossible odds.

REVIEW: In parallel with the more objective descriptions of improvements in technology and use of gene-therapy in colonisation, Dasef provides a series of conflicting perspectives, and “necessary” omissions and lies, both from the various factions and from each character. With some of each supported by events, and others making sense in context, this creates a web of half-truths and paranoia that are likely to make some of the reveals a surprise even to sharp readers.
Dave Higgins – Davetopia Reviews

Short Story Anthologies

Lemons: And Other Kid Tales

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Lemons and Other Kid Tales by Marva Dasef

Lemons: Karen is horse crazy. One day, everything seems to go wrong.

One Fine Dog: Dogs weren’t just pets, but working members of the family. Some, they could do amazing things and perform feats almost like magic.

Practical Cat: Boots wanted to explore outside, but finds out there’s no place like home.

Mixed Bag

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Mixed Bag by Marva Dasef

A little science fiction, a bit of fantasy, plenty of humor, and some really shocking horror. These are tales to suit any mood. All stories in this book were previously published in on-line or print publications. The author is re-issuing the stories since an editor somewhere liked them enough to publish them in the first place. Approx. 25K words.

Mixed Bag 2: Supersized

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Mixed Bag 2 by Marva Dasef

A little science fiction, a bit of fantasy, plenty of humor, and some really shocking horror. These are tales to suit any mood. All stories in this book were previously published in on-line or print publications. The author is re-issuing the stories since an editor somewhere liked them enough to publish them in the first place.

This book contains all stories found in “Mixed Bag” plus twelve more. Double the size, double the fun. Approx. 36K words.

  • Fish Story – Science Fiction
  • The Vision – Horror/Fantasy
  • Chilpequin 22 Miles – Fantasy
  • Coward – Horror
  • Heather’s Pain – LitFic
  • The Delegate – SciFi
  • No Deposit, No Return – LitFic
  • Taxman – Humor
  • The Country Faire – Horror
  • Fair’s Fair – Fantasy
  • If You Could See Her – Romance
  • Ma ‘Yote and Her Cubs – Nostalgia LitFic
  • Invasion – Horror
  • The Cursed Valley – Fantasy
  • Shasta Lake – LitFic
  • Big Bessie’s Place – LitFic
  • The Hunter – Horror
  • The Great Writing Competition – SciFi
  • A Good, Honest Dog – Non-fic
  • A Visit to Potter’s Field – Fantasy
  • Extraordinary Rendition – LitFic
  • Jonathan Swift Finds Nemo – Alterate History
  • Lemons – Children
  • Neighborly – LitFic
  • A Grab Bag of Drabbles

Fish Story: A Three Story Sampler

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Fish Story by Marva Dasef

Three short stories from the collection, “Mixed Bag II: Supersized.”

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Fish Story – Colonists to a distant planet find salvation in a fish.

The Vision – Charlie can’t get terrifying images out of his head, but why?

Chilpequin 22 Miles – The bartender is big and hairy. Could it be? Nah, it couldn’t. Could it?


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