David C. Heyman, M.D., retired after forty-three years in the medical practice of anesthesiology. Renewing his interest in creative writing, he is now pursuing ideas that he recalls from talking with patients, raising four children, and keeping up with current events.
His first printed book is Money Grows on Trees! Economics for Teens, in which his main motive was to tell his grandchildren how hard their parents had to work to provide for them. Next, he wrote two eBooks—the first two plays of a series called Neighbors—based on families in rural Pennsylvania during the gas-drilling boom. Recently, he wrote Slip of the Tongue, a dark morality play about a small-town radio talk-show host. Coming soon will be a series of iconoclastic, humorous stories called Ether Frolics.
He lives in Montoursville, PA, and enjoys reading and participating in local cultural events. He also plays the piano for challenge and relaxation.
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Neighbors Three - Return of the Movie Star
This three-act play also takes place in rural Pennsylvania. Honey Solomon has returned home after acting in a Hollywood movie. She and her companion, Tynan Gillespie, plan to act in an Ibsen play in summer theater. Tension develops between Tynan and Greg Desantos, Honey’s old boyfriend. Honey is injured, but Tynan helps her perform. His career, however, is finished as a result.
Ether Frolics, A Collection of Short Stories
You'll enjoy having a huge laugh reading the plot contrivances of this set of stories called “Ether Frolics.” But they all stem from some kernel of truth I have witnessed in a career of many generations. “ObamaCare” was upheld by The Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. I think this upholds a prophecy I made in one story, “Mary Smith's Little Problem,” a story I wrote in the 1960s.
Slip of the Tongue
Slip of the Tongue is a three-act play about a small-town radio talk show host, Dennis Cicero, who makes a casual remark about the death of a city councilman in an auto accident. This upsets the mayor, his station manager, and other dark forces, and results in bringing fear and danger to him and his family.
Money Grows on Trees! Economics for Teens
Ask any teenager about money, and you'll be surprised to find that money grows on trees. In spite of their education in math, science, and the arts, they're woefully uninformed about financial "facts of life."
The McDevitt family is about to purchase a new car, and Ty and Kerry, the youngsters, learn about borrowing, interest, and mortgages. Their discussions lead to the GDP and the national debt.
Neighbors - The Lawyer and the Pig Farmer
This three-act, three-setting play takes place in a rural area where natural gas companies are buying rights to drill in Marcellus shale deposits. The neighborhood leader is a greedy, self-centered lawyer named Duke Desantos. His surreptitious plans succeed until he tries to con the pig farmer, Billy Solomon, into joining his corporation.
Smashwords book reviews by David Heyman
- Say for me Kaddish, An Engineer's Life and Advice
on Nov. 03, 2010
Why should I become an engineer? Why should I waste my time learning about chemistry and physics? So asks the young person at the brink of his career. Has my life as an engineer, a doctor, a scientist, or a professor enlightened me? So, asks the mature person.
Alan Wilcox has lived an engineer's life:creating,repairing, and teaching. By presenting his memoirs from childhood on, he interweaves coincidence and spiritualism and the enlightenment of Torah. In first-person plain talk he recalls incidents from his youth. For example, he recalls playing with a model airplane with his father. Later, he learns to fly and buys his own airplane. As a boy, he starts a fire by trying to find out if steel wool conducts electricity. First lessons in electronics, of course, are not easy. Curiosity leads him to find out how automobile engines and radios work. Most of all, he shows us how we develop and achieve our goals.
I would recommend Alan's book to anyone thinking of a career in science, and men and women striving for enlightenment and meaning in their lives.