Welcome to the Fold

Get in our game. Or get out of our way.

When a young woman joins an underground street-theater movement with plans to change the world, her boyfriend follows her in to "rescue" her ... only to find it may cost both of them their personalities, and maybe also their lives.



Annika always wanted to be someone else. One day, she found a way to do exactly that: join "Sunderlands", a live-action role-playing game based on the best-selling fantasy series. All unauthorized, all underground ... and all for the sake of creating a world where heroes were possible again.

Renton loved Annika just as she was. When she vanished into the game, he followed her in to get her back. What he didn’t expect to find was a plot to rewrite the stories of their lives from the inside out. And the stories of everyone else’s lives as well.

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Welcome to the Fold: Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack

The soundtrack for my novel 'Wecome To The Fold'.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-23 12:00:00 No comments


In the weeks leading up to the re-release of my novel Welcome To The Fold, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it -- music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.

Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.

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Welcome to the Fold: Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 7: The Themes

A discussion of the themes in my novel 'Welcome To The Fold', and how they are embodied there.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-22 12:00:00 No comments


In the weeks leading up to the re-release of my novel Welcome To The Fold, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Last time I posted in this series, I talked about the characters, major and supporting. This time around, I'll run down some of the major themes in the story as I saw them.

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Welcome to the Fold: Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast

A discussion of the supporting cast in 'Welcome To The Fold', and the roles they play.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-20 12:00:00 No comments


In the weeks leading up to the re-release of my novel Welcome To The Fold, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Last time I posted in this series, I introduced a few of the main characters - Kijé and Annika, the two faces of the main protagonist; her boyfriend Renton and his matching alter ego Berardinis. Now some notes about the rest of the cast:

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Welcome to the Fold: Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 5: The Characters

An introduction to the roster of characters for "Welcome To The Fold", starting with the leads.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-11-29 21:00:00 No comments


In the weeks leading up to the re-release of my novel Welcome To The Fold, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

With any story the entry point for me isn't the concept but the people. I can't write a story if all I have is a gimmick; it means nothing unless there's someone for that gimmick -- and that story -- to happen to.

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Welcome to the Fold: Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 4: The Story

How the influences on "Welcome To The Fold" came together to form its story.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-11-18 12:00:00 No comments


In the weeks leading up to the re-release of my novel Welcome To The Fold, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on Welcome To The Fold. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.

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Welcome to the Fold: A Bullet To The Foot

We found a minor but unsightly formatting issue in the remaster of "Welcome To The Fold". Our bad.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-11-15 12:00:00 No comments


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We goofed. Somewhere along the way during the formatting for the print copy of Welcome To The Fold, a minor formatting error crept in involving font ligatures. This made some passages of the text look strange.

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Welcome to the Fold: 'Welcome To The Fold', Remastered, Is Now Available

The all-new Infinimata Press edition of my psychological thriller / fantasy / headtrip is now for sale!

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-10-21 12:00:00 No comments


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I'm pleased to announce the "remastered" version of Welcome To The Fold, with new cover art and tweaked innards, under the Infinimata Press brand, is now available in both recycled-tree and recycled-electron versions.

For those who don't know about it yet, here is The Blurb:

When a young woman joins an underground street-theater movement with plans to change the world, her boyfriend follows her in to "rescue" her ... only to find it may cost both of them their personalities, and maybe also their lives.

Annika always wanted to be someone else. One day, she found a way to do exactly that: join "Sunderlands", a live-action role-playing game based on the best-selling fantasy series. All unauthorized, all underground ... and all for the sake of creating a world where heroes were possible again.

Renton loved Annika just as she was. When she vanished into the game, he followed her in to get her back. What he didn’t expect to find was a plot to rewrite the stories of their lives from the inside out. And the stories of everyone else’s lives as well.

Of all my books, this is one of the two or three I'm most proud of right now. If you like it -- or even if you don't! -- say something on Goodreads about it and help spread word!

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