Hi, I’m Darius. I write historical fiction as DL Jung. As you’ll see from my bio, I’m not very consistent with names.
Though I also write fantasy and horror, history is my great passion. You’ll usually find some inspiration from history in all of my work. My new YA historical fiction novel, Sparrow Squadron, is coming soon.
On this website, you’ll see news about my published and upcoming works. Look for flash fiction, short stories and sample chapters of my novels. I’ll also muse about two of my favourite topics: history and writing.
Welcome, and please take a moment to explore.
I blog about any books with historical content as well as older books that now count as part of history. Go check it out!
Coming 2018! The first in a series of three YA historical fiction novels, recounting the wartime experiences of Aelita Makarova. Inspired by the true story of women combat pilots of the Soviet Union during World War II.
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When Glints Collide
My darkly comedic short story, “Demon in Diapers,” is coming out October 10, as part of When Glints Collide, a collection of horror and sci-fi stories published by Fluky Fiction.
Xin li shi is Chinese for “new histories.” It is also a homophone (pronounced shin-lee-shuh) for something that comes “from the heart.” I created Xinlishi as an independent publisher to tell stories inspired by history, whether they are telling little known episodes from our real world or imagined histories of fantasy realms.