David Satterlee

Biography

David Satterlee has eclectic interests that drive the broad range of his work. His very human stories often explore developing relationships. His essays advocate for personal, family, community and societal growth. “[His writing is] humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once … channeled through a facility for language and the music of words.” David writes to tease, teach, and entertain. He does not spoon-feed every detail but, like other good literature, leaves morsels on the table to be picked up, examined, chewed and savored.

After retiring from a quarter-century of industrial control, computer and communications work in manufacturing and refining, David spent a decade as a consulting herbalist, and went on to manage media production for a Utah publisher. In all this time, He pursued a personal quest to understand why we think, believe, and act the way we do. He developed from a lay minister, through interests in meditation, natural healing, psychology, and philosophy. Now mobility and neurologically disabled, he reads, writes and hopes to make his part of the world a better place.

David and Dianna live in a small, rural Iowa town deep in the middle of the middle of elsewhere. Despite being married, they are exceptionally-good friends. They recreate with cats, mostly, in a remodeled 1880s Workman's Victorian home right on Main Street. Dianna is a retired elementary school teacher with additional experience in library science, gifted/talented programs and music. She still gives music lessons and indulges a passion for writing and playing music "in the cracks." In their spare time, they entertain neighbors with their liberal and eccentric antics.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Ideas are the prickles and burrs that attach themselves to my attention. They announce themselves by the wondrous eruption of cognitive dissonance that they produce. That is the start and the ending. I let them grow under my fingers and that is the structure and the path. Every step is an invitation to take a next step and look to the horizon to take an alternate path. I continuously comb, explore, expand, and harmonize until the journey is linked-together and fleshed-out with a pleasing texture and continuity.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alternative to getting out of bed each day is to NOT get out of bed, which is dishonorable. You've got to play the game or you can't pass GO and collect $200. If you don't raise your hand you don't get speak up. If you don't work to make the world a better place, you don't get to complain about the bits that chap your ass. I'm not fooling myself; I don't expect to win the lottery or get rich quick. But, getting to a better place is a personal responsibility that starts with getting out of bed.
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Where to find David Satterlee online


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Books

Hubris on Roller Skates: Short Stories for Smart People
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,060. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this fascinating collection, David often examines the emotions of women of all ages – sometimes in a woman’s voice. He lampoons and surprises – ranging from Assyrian kings to touching romances to cunning old men and some science fiction. Look out for unexpected endings and the consequences of hubris – acting with excessive self-confidence. Some of this material touches on grown-up themes.
Building Your Network Business: Proven Ideas from Successful Leaders
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
This book is for everyone who wants to start, operate or grow their network marketing business. It provides 104 brief discussions organized into sections on: self-improvement; communicating; family issues; mastering your vision; getting the right work done; coping with fear, risk and crisis; learning and teaching; exerting influence and getting cooperation; and doing business from home or a store.
Life Will Get You in the End: Short Stories by David Satterlee
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,560. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short stories by David Satterlee. “[His writing is] humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once … channeled through a facility for language and the music of words.” Each story is short and sweet – or sometimes bittersweet – or just thought-provoking. There is often a surprise concluding twist that will "get you in the end." Very human stories explore the extremes of life, loss, and love.
Chum for Thought: Throwing Ideas into Dangerous Waters
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 53,200. Language: American English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Collected essays: The new guy in a small conservative town radiates optimism as he explores values, virtues, and his faith in personal, community, and human progress. "His writing is humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once ... channeled through a facility for language and the music of words." He is variously friend, teacher, inquisitor, and voice crying out in the wilderness.
Honoring My Father: Coming to Terms
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
In this heartfelt account, David Satterlee tells personal stories of a remarkable father, his own failure in family and faith… and the rediscovery of love worth living for. This books also includes "Going to See Jessie," a related family story of elder-care, love, loyalty, and enduring patience.
The Role of Productivity in Community Success: The Jesuit-Guaraní Cultural Confluence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
This historical essay, drawn from the deepest jungles of Uruguay in South America, examines the creation of a flourishing culture and economy that lasted for almost two centuries. It explores the guided development of a virtuous web of social and economic controls that mixed the philosophy of Catholic Jesuits with the traditions of the native Guaraní peoples. Suggests application to our times.

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