When David’s not trapped in the vapid confines of an office building, he writes fiction. His short stories have been featured in such magazines as Astounding Tales, Dark of Night, Thirteen, Night to Dawn, Wild Child, and Alien Skin. He has also written several novels with new work on the way.
What inspires you to write?
I'm inspired by the love of the whole thing, by the escape into my own reality. I enjoy following these characters through various worlds and seeing how things end up, and sharing the outcomes with readers.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm not an outliner. I've tried and it's never really worked for me. The stories often begin with a simple idea or with a character in a precarious situation, and then they sort of take on a life of their own from there. I'm usually just as surprised writing the story as the reader is when they read it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I always listen. You have to. Your characters drive the story. I just sit back, entertained, and type what they're saying and doing.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't really have a favorite. I'm open to anything that captures and holds my interest, and I think a big key is great characters. If you really care about the characters you're not going to want to put the book down.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I've done some traditional publishing (small press) and some independent. My problem with traditional publishing is that, even if you're manuscript is accepted (after months of waiting), it takes quite a while to go to print – one book could easily take well over a year from submission to print. I write because I love to do it and want to share it. I don't want the stories to sit around and collect dust. So I like to publish independently. This gives me the opportunity to get more of my work out there faster – I guess I'm a little impatient.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self publishing has really hit its stride, and I think it's here to stay. As with traditional publishing, there's good stuff and not so good stuff, but overall the caliber of self-published books today compared to eight years ago is really impressive. I think we'll see a lot more 'discovered' authors who are really able to grow a following on their own before being picked up by a big publishing house.
What genres do you write?
Horror / Thriller
What formats are your books in?
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