Dave Mckay

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Obviously a cover needs to be interesting, and relevant to what the book is about, but, like with my writing, I lean toward something simple.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Gosh! Have I even READ five books? Seriously, I am a very slow reader, and so I have not read much. I often joke about having written more books than I have read. In fact, my all-time favourites are Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. We read Charles Dickens in school, and they were great books, but just too complex grammatically for me to really enjoy reading them. A Tale of Two Cities is one of the best.
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Books

Waathirika.
Price: Free! Words: 48,640. Language: Swahili. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
(5.00)
Ni nyakati za giza kuu ulimwenguni. Maafa na maasi yanatisha kuharibu Dunia. Lakini idadi chache ya wateule wanaoamini wanakuwa viongozi baada ya mabadiliko yaliyo tikisa ulimwengu kufuatia mageuzi na kuwepo imani na upendo. Riwaya hii, inayozingatia utabiri halisi ulio kwenye Bibilia, itafanya mengi zaidi na kuburudisha, kuvutia, kushangaza, na zaidi kukushawishi.
Huckleberry Finn
Price: Free! Words: 110,640. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
(5.00)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first printed in 1884, eight years after Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It starts up where the other story finished, and the two books together are believed to be the best that Mark Twain ever wrote. Huck travels down the Mississippi on a raft, facing many dangers on the way, and learning about life and what it means to be a friend.
The Liberator - part 2
Series: The Liberator, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 10. Language: Australian English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga, Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga
(5.00)
The story continues. Follow the final twelve chapters of the Gospel of Luke in this radical 48-page comic book. Everything from McDonald’s Restaurants to a modern tractor and chain saw come into the illustrations as readers are challenged to consider this ancient manuscript in a modern setting.
The Liberator - part 1
Series: The Liberator, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga, Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga
(5.00)
The first twelve chapters of the Gospel of Luke are beautifully illustrated in this 48-page comic book. From modern applications to a bit of tongue-in-cheek, readers are challenged to consider passage after passage in an entirely new light. This is the first of two volumes which cover the entire Gospel.
A Tale of Two Cities
Price: Free! Words: 140,230. Language: Australian English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
(5.00)
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a special reading program devised by journalist Dave McKay. The program paraphrases classic novels, primarily targeting people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. 1700 different English words are used in "A Tale of Two Cities".
Fair Dinkum
Price: Free! Words: 80. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Religious, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Religious
(4.57)
This is the Book of James paraphrased as a comic book. It's radical dude! Using a modern Australian context and slang, this powerful twenty two page comic book will challenge and perhaps offend some, and it may even change your life! Don't be an Ozzie Ostrich and stick your head in the sand! Take a look!
Churchianity Vs Christianity
Price: Free! Words: 80. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga, Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga
(5.00)
This is a comic book paraphrase of the book of Galatians, so the Smashword computers do not count words which are drawn into speech bubbles. Nevertheless, it is fairly short (26 pages). Churchianity vs Christianity uses modern situations (e.g. a church building instead of a synagogue, and reference to baptism instead of circumcision) to bring Paul's message forward into a 21st Century context.
Destroyers
Series: The Survivors Trilogy, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 48,740. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
(4.95)
Moses Chikati is a teenage boda-boda driver in the Kenyan interior, struggling to provide for himself and his younger sister, Rosy, at a time when the world is going through unprecedented turmoil. Circumstances bring Moses into contact with people on four different continents as he finds himself embroiled in some of the most significant events in earth's history.
Survivors
Series: The Survivors Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 70,310. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
(4.81)
This is the first of three novels which challenge the interpretations of prophecy given by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, in the Left Behind series. A string of appendices at the back of the book come from articles McKay wrote before he penned “ Survivors”. With the help of friends in Los Angeles, London, and Sydney, more than a million copies of this title have been sold to the general public...
Listening
Series: The Survivors Trilogy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
(5.00)
Be still, and know... When Chaim Rosenberg starts to hear things in the Spirit, he soon learns that others are hearing them too. With the help of a small group of Australian Aborigines, spiritually sensitive people from throughout Australasia are drawn together in a movement that will mark the start of a new age in human consciousness.
Armageddon For Beginners
Price: Free! Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
(4.86)
Time Travel, the destruction of America, a coming dictator, and a detailed countdown to the end of the world. It's all here, and more. Journalist and writer, David Mckay, takes readers on a journey through some of the most startling predictions in the Bible. This should be required reading for anyone who is interested in finding out where human history is taking us.

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