The Dandelion Cloud

Dale Boyer releases his first novel,

The Dandelion Cloud


"Told in precise, lyrical language and embedded with imagery destined to linger, The Dandelion Cloud is a story of transcendence, honesty and bravery."      Curtis Smith, author of Beasts and Men and Communion

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"Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself."

G. Bernard Shaw

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Dale Boyer follows up his debut novel with this exciting collection entitled: Thornton Stories.  These stories continue the themes and 

expand the world of the original novel.

Justin & the Magic Stone

Dale's newest offering is this enchanting children's book. Illustrated with 54 gorgeous drawings by friend and artist Dan Holder, this book should delight both children and adults.


The Dandelion Cloud, Dale Boyer’s remarkable debut novel, told the story of three friends coming to terms with love and sexuality in the late 1970s in the small, college town of Thornton, Illinois. In Thornton Stories, Boyer continues the themes of that earlier work through a series of inter-connected stories that create a modern day Winesburg, Ohio. Here are students, teachers, and small-town residents, all trying to make sense of loneliness and love. His new book stands on its own, but -- for those who have read The Dandelion Cloud -- also enriches the understanding. Intriguingly, this new set of stories is told by other characters on the campus or in the town, sometimes at the same time as the events of the novel. Thornton Stories is a rich and wonderful experience: a series of stories that work independently, yet link together like a puzzle to deepen our understanding of the overall themes, as well as the previous novel and its characters. It is an ingenious, penetrating, and insightful work that continues to signify that Dale Boyer is an important and exciting new literary voice.

Thornton Stories
Justin & the Magic Stone

When Justin moves to a new home in a small town, he misses all his old friends, especially his best friend, Tom. But, one day, while he's out in the woods, he finds a magic, heart-shaped stone. With the stone in hand, he finds he can speak with all the animals around him! What's more, the stone also has the power to let him change size, and even travel through mirrors and telescopes to other places. Could the stone help him find his way back to his friend? What else might the magical stone do?

A creative mind is never expressed through only one medium.  Whether it is nature, architecture, travels, cultures or just everyday life, I find photography to be another creative form of expression.  I have compiled a number of photographs that I have captured over the years.  I hope you enjoy…