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

The Earth Dwellers
By David Estes
Series: The Dwellers Saga, Book 4 · The Country Saga, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,890. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The Earth Dwellers is the 4th book in BOTH The Dwellers Saga and The Country Saga. The author recommends that BOTH series are read in their entirety before reading this book (The Moon Dwellers, The Star Dwellers, The Sun Dwellers, Fire Country, Ice Country, Water & Storm Country). Your favorite Dwellers and Country Saga characters come together in this epic seventh book!
Water & Storm Country
By David Estes
Series: The Country Saga, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,690. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When four worlds collide, lines will be drawn, sides will be chosen, victory will be sought. Death will be wrought. The mysteries of the Cure for the deadly Plague will be uncovered. Who will survive? And what will those who do learn about themselves and the ones they love?
Ice Country
By David Estes
Series: The Country Saga, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,460. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Dazz's sister is abducted in the dark of night, he pledges to do whatever it takes to get her back, embarking on a quest through ice country that threatens to rip apart the very fabric that's barely holding his shattered family together.
Fire Country
By David Estes
Series: The Country Saga, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,560. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 30 reviews)
15-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she hears rumors of another tribe of all women, the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with. Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling her father's web of lies.
Nikki Powergloves and the Great Adventure
By David Estes
Series: The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,500. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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)
By David Estes
Series: The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,840. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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!
The Sun Dwellers
By David Estes
Series: The Dwellers Saga, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,510. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face. There's only one truth in their world: someone must die.
The Star Dwellers
By David Estes
Series: The Dwellers Saga, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,990. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.86 from 14 reviews)
After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before her family is destroyed? Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways? Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love? In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die.
Nikki Powergloves and the Power Council
By David Estes
Series: The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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.
The Moon Dwellers
By David Estes
Series: The Dwellers Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,490. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.37 from 99 reviews)
17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison deep underground. When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Adele must escape from prison and seek to uncover her parents' true past, armed with only a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father. In her world someone must die.
Archangel Evolution
By David Estes
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,350. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By David Estes
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,720. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By David Estes
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(3.80 from 80 reviews)
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.

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