Transfection Released Across The World

My second release – Transfection – is a technothriller with old-school sci-fi undertones. A molecular biologist is on the run, but he doesn’t know who wants him dead… or why. I only uploaded Transfection a couple of hours ago, but it’s already for sale on Amazon! For only $0.99! Here’s a quick taste of what you get for $0.99: Molecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers discover that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of. Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link with GM food, but it’s so crazy, he Read More…

Sample Sunday Exclusive – The Reset Button by David Gaughran

Linus Eriksson is a man with a memory problem: but instead of not being able to remember anyone, nobody can remember him.  The Reset Button is from my two-story collection If You Go Into The Woods. Here’s what the critics had to say: “There are definite shades of HP Lovecraft in both stories… punchy, entertaining reads with a bit of mental gymnastics thrown in, you can’t go wrong with this one.” — Jenny Mounfield, The Compulsive Reader, author of The Ice-cream Man. “Two very well-constructed and thought-provoking tales from an author I know I will be keeping my eyes on. 4.5 stars.” –Heather L. Faville, Doubleshot Reviews “This is the most professional design – both inside and out – that I have seen since I started reviewing Read More…

Sneak Preview of My First E-Book: If You Go Into The Woods

Hi all, I just uploaded my first e-book to Amazon, Smashwords, and Xinxii. It should be available for download in a few days for the low, low price of $0.99. It will probably appear on Amazon first, by Tuesday I would think, barring any glitches. I’ll let you know when it does, in case you want to check it out. I wanted to give you a sneak preview of the cover and the description. The cover is on the left, and it was designed by my sister. It’s amazing, I can’t stop staring at it (but probably should). The blurb is below, but I just want to say something before I go: this feels great. Dave

The Short Story Is Dead! Long Live The Short Story!

The short story as a form has been ‘dying’ for at least as long as the publishing industry has.  An article can’t mention it without saying it is “moribund” or in “rude health”.  People either devour them, or ignore them.  But what is it about the humble short that divides opinion so? Short stories have had a huge impact on popular culture.  Some of the greatest writers, such as Edgar Allen Poe, practiced the form exclusively.  Others, including Anton Chekhov, Luis Borges, Stephen King, Franz Kafka, William Trevor and Kurt Vonnegut count their shorter pieces as some of their finest work.