David Estes

Biography

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. David is a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

Smashwords Interview

Do you have any words of wisdom for potential authors wanting to make the leap into writing?
My biggest advice is to do it for the right reasons; namely, because you love writing. Although it is my career and livelihood, I write because it’s my favorite thing in the world to do. Don’t expect to become the next bestseller (although you might be), don’t expect millions of readers to flock to your books (although it’s possible), and don’t do it to make a quick buck (because you probably won’t!) DO IT FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS!

For those who are looking for more substantial advice for Indie authors, check out my popular blog post on Everything I Wish I Knew When I Started Writing: http://davidestesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/everything-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started.html
Your lovely wife Adele shares the same name as your female heroine in your awesome Dwellers series. Are there any similarities between the two?
Adele and I were just talking about this with some friends the other day. They asked the same question! In short, no. I chose the name partly out of respect for my wife, partly because she inspires me to write, and partly because I just love the name and it felt right for the character. The Adele in the Dwellers is quite tomboy-ish, whereas my Adele is very feminine (which suits me just fine!). However, in some ways, like her spirit, loyalty to family and friends, and spunk, they are fairly similar.
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Books

Nikki Powergloves and the Great Adventure
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Series: The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,500. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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Perfect for kids aged 7-10 or advanced younger readers aged 4-6! Nikki is back in action and on a quest to travel the world and beat both her friends and enemies in the Great Adventure. Who will be able to steal the leprechauns gold in Ireland, cover the Great Pyramids of Egypt in chocolate, and ride the biggest waves Hawaii has to offer? Find out who wins the Great Adventure!
Nikki Powergloves and the Power Trappers (Nikki, #3)
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Series: The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,840. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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Perfect for kids aged 7-10 or advanced younger readers aged 4-6!! The adventure continues as Nikki Powergloves and her friends face off against a secret organization called STING and their army of Power Trappers, who are trying to capture all of the power kids. Can the Power Council prevail and rescue the power kids? Find out in the third installment of the Nikki Powergloves series!
Nikki Powergloves and the Power Council
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Series: The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(4.50)
Nikki Powergloves joins forces with the Power Council to take on the Power Outlaws in a showdown of super-cool superpowers that only the awesomest of kids can handle. Have your powergloves and powerboots ready as you read the stunning sequel to Nikki Powergloves- A Hero is Born.
Archangel Evolution
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Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,350. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Book 3 in the Evolution Trilogy... While Taylor is still getting used to her evolution, the Archangel Council has uncovered a bold new secret, one that will allow them to finally defeat the demons. Dionysus has a new deadly apprentice, hell-bent on eradicating the human race. Can Taylor master her newfound abilities to finally end the Great War, once and for all?
Demon Evolution
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Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,720. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Book 2 of the Evolution Trilogy... Spreading Darkness... Guilty of treason for which the penalty is death, Taylor's angel boyfriend, Gabriel, has been captured. The fate of the world sits on a knife's edge with Taylor being the key to everything. Taylor's aura is growing stronger, but will it be enough to save Gabriel and defeat the Archangel Council?
Angel Evolution
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Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Book 1 in The Evolution Trilogy... When Taylor meets Gabriel at college, she is in awe of the subtle glow that surrounds him. No one else, not even her best friend, seems to notice. Something about him scares her. Is all as it appears? While Taylor struggles for answers, she finds herself in the middle of a century old war centered on one miraculous revelation: evolution.