Current Projects

These are high-concept overviews of the |TWO| books I’m currently working on. The YA has some full requests (SQUEE!), and I’m polishing it up before submitting, and the other is a romantic suspense set to release this summer.

For the record, I’m awful at these (the YA blurb is too vague, I know), and I might destroy and rewrite them both.

*And just so you know, my books are clean so pay attention to the words–they find love, not *make* love. 😂

Amazon Best Sellers Rank

Say, what? I never expected to be under a thousand in any romance category (the competition is fierce!), and this is just presales (last Friday around noon).

You guys! You’re all soooo awesome! Thank you for supporting me.💙💙💙

Why D.M. Tregaskis?


There are several reasons. One, I actually don’t like my name, but that’s a story for another day.

The main reason, though, revolves around my motives. I’ve been working furiously for the last nine years to become an author that people actually want to follow with books that can change readers’ lives. I want to give you a needed break from reality but also help you gain a greater sense of purpose, develop more sympathy for others, and have an increased positive outlook on humanity. (Maybe I’m there, maybe I’m not).

With this goal, there’s a chance of success. And there’s a slim chance of fame. (I’m using this word very loosely). Fame and fortune don’t motivate me. I don’t want them at all. If I could just write and not do any social media/marketing and my books would sell so I could contribute some financially to my family and no one had any clue who I was, I would embalm that option and bury it at my feet (get it…I wrote a book about a mortician…).

But being a hermit isn’t realistic or feasible. And honestly, I want to use this opportunity as an author as a means to help people. I want to build others up. I want to do good in this world. I just don’t want it to necessarily be tied to my real name so I can still have some anonymity in case my author name becomes a household name.

Writing lots and changing the world one reader at a time = good (in my book).

Being oohed and ahhed over = not good.


eBook Pre-orders are now Available

Pre-orders are now available for the ebook of The Lonely Mortician on Amazon (link & details below)

(It will be available on the 24th of November)


Amazon paperback & hardcover, available November 24th (that’s Black Friday) – You can have me sign whenever.

OR purchase a paperback or hardcover through me at one of my launch parties or in person and I will sign it (if you want). ***Fill out this form if you want me to have a copy ready for you

I can also mail you a signed copy (Book price + mailing package + shipping–This option might get you a copy faster than Amazon…I’m still working out the details).***Fill out this form if you want me to mail you a book:

Are you as excited as I am?

*I do want to mention that The Lonely Mortician will be available for FREE with Kindle Unlimited for 90 days, so if you have a membership, don’t buy the ebook and then curse my name. You’re welcome for my honest upfrontedness (do you like my new word?).

Launch Parties

Mark your calendars for TWO launch parties:


at the Spanish Fork Library, Wonderland room.

(Book purchase & signing)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

at the Historical Joseph H. Frisby home, 209 North 400 West, Provo. (Reception with finger foods—some cinnamon flavored of course— and books available for purchase and signing. Perfect for date night.)


I never read the back cover of a book. I like to be surprised in every way.

The Wishing Game was a little difficult for me to get into because I had no clue what was going on (because I never read the back of the book!). But once I did, I loved the journey and how Meg Shaffer tied everything up into a beautiful ending. It even got me a little teary-eyed at the end.

Read THIS Book

Some of you might know my friend Elesa Hagberg. Recently I was able to attend her book signing. Squee! 💕

The Dissection and Reassembly of Cohen Hoard is so creative and quirky–two of the best elements IMO. Elesa’s writing is quite possibly my favorite. She is incredibly witty and funny, and I find myself snickering often when I read.

You can find it on Amazon.