David Kubicek


I’m a fiction writer, blogger, and journalist. I have edited and published books, and I’ve published several short stories and hundreds of articles. My books include In Human Form (a novel), The Moaning Rocks and Other Stories, The Pelican in the Desert and Other Stories of the Family Farm (which I edited), and October Dreams, A Harvest of Horror (which I edited with Jeff Mason). I also wrote a Cliffs Notes on Willa Cather's My Antonia. I live with my wife Cheryl and son Sean in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was in middle school I wrote a series of humorous stories about Baron Von Hindenburg, who lived in a big old house in Transylvania. He was a nervous fellow and probably shouldn't have been living in a region with such a reputation for its macabre happenings. Each story dealt with the Baron being confronted by a new problem with a werewolf, vampire, or dead body, etc., and his unique solution to that challenge. It's a wonder the poor guy didn't have a heart attack from all the creepy goings on.
What is your writing process?
I'm a "pantser." I do a little planning so I know where the story is going, then I just write and revise and cut and polish. I try to follow Elmore Leonard's basic rule of writing: "I try to leave out the parts that people skip." Oh, and I must have coffee.
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Where to buy in print


In Human Form Book Trailer
In Human Form is about an android named Wendy who loses her memory in a tragic accident. The few people who have guessed her identity lead her to believe she is human, but the plan backfires, putting Wendy and everyone who is close to her in danger.


A Friend of the Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a desolate future where practicing medicine is illegal, and Healers administer their own superstitious brand of healthcare, one doctor risks his life to treat the brother of a Healer.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Fans of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone will like this tale of a man's claustrophobic nightmare.
In Human Form
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Wendy knows she’s different from her friends. She longs to fit in, but as hard as she tries, she can’t quite hide her strangeness. What Wendy’s friends don’t know, and what Wendy doesn’t remember, is that she is an android built for companionship by a marooned alien. But Wendy’s struggle for acceptance soon turns deadly when the wrong people learn her secret.
The Moaning Rocks and other stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 13 short stories and 1 Novelette ranging from the commonplace to the bizarre. This collection showcases a wide range of David Kubicek's storytelling including contemporary, science fiction, and horror. Following each story is the author’s commentary on how it came to be written.

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Smashwords book reviews by David Kubicek

  • Red on Aug. 28, 2011

    A page-turner. Red has everything a good story should have: twists and turns and surprises, characters we can identify with and cheer for, and a pace that makes us hunger for what is coming next. I hightly recommend it.