Dave Stone

Biography

About the Author

Dave never dreamed he would write a book, let alone more than one of them, but things will happen and life will change as it twists and turns in its meandering way.

Dave had a magical childhood. He grew up, like many others, in a small town at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Dave was always the little guy, the smallest kid in the class, but that made little difference in his early years. He was an energetic kid, filled with fun and surrounded by friends. He ran and played from summer to summer with the faithful and wonderful friends of his youth.

Never much interested in sports; that changed dramatically in his fifth-grade year. An avid reader, he picked up a singular book and it effectively drew him in - "Shorty plays Shortstop" would change his life. The following summer, his last year in Little League, his desire burned to excel at the sport. He found his way to shortstop where he proved better than he thought he might be. He played that position for many years to come.

In high school basketball became his love. Shy by nature and the smallest kid on the team he never played much for the school but found his way to the recreational leagues where he fought the battles and lived the dream with other boys who shared the quest. Tennis became his final love and he played it whenever he got a chance, well into his middle-aged years.

Dave has always been an avid storyteller. He loved to frighten his brothers and scare the neighbors at every turn. Stories of monsters were delivered under star-filled skies. Tales of the dark-side were recounted in dimly lit rooms, and accounts of what-could-very-well-be were shared in cars packed with friends.

As a young father he would share stories on a frequent basis with his three young children, most often making them up as he went along. Storytelling is part of Dave's nature, as you will soon discover on each and every page.

Dave had a hip replacement at age 47. It changed his life. Not only did he change jobs. (He's now a stock broker for a major firm) but he also changed hobbies. No longer could he play tennis on a competitive level or basketball with the old men. He reflected on a quote that had struck him in an earlier year: "It is so sad when a person dies with the music still in them." What music was inside of him? He searched his soul for "something to do" that would give him joy and fill his days. The music he found was his small-town childhood - writing became the vehicle with which he would share. At present, writing awards him as much pleasure as sports did in years gone by, just in a new and different kind of way.

He is currently working on his sixth book, a book about basketball. This web site is part of his hobby. He loves to write and he wants to share.

Dave lives with his wife Peggy in Highland, Utah. They have one cat, three grown children and seven grandkids

Where to find Dave Stone online


Books

Facebook Fling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,010. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Calli and I had lived different lives, but when we found each other again and began to reacquaint, much to our surprise, our personalities dovetailed perfectly. She was so nice and so fun to talk to, and amazingly, she liked me back. We were just two lonely people, becoming newly reacquainted and coming back together after all these many years. And now that we have, we’re so very glad that we did
I Love How You Love Me
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,240. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Suddenly single at age 55, Levi sets out on a determined quest to find "the one". He gets dubious support from a sister and a brother, but Levi still believes in true love. As always, life takes its twists and turns all along the way. He comes to find that he's no more mature now than he was all those years ago, but that’s actually a good thing,as his feelings now run strong and true.
Scout Camp
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
“Boys will be boys,” they say, and that is exactly what happens in “Scout Camp” as eight young friends spend a fun-filled week in the Rocky Mountains. The boys share incredulous adventures as the days go by, but the fun comes to an abrupt halt before week’s end when something totally unexplainable happens, and now it’s up to the boys to solve this canyon riddle and save the day. Or can they?
The Widow's Friend
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,080. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Widowed just four years ago, I was resolved to finish my life alone, but then something happened. An old friend found me on Facebook, and we began the renewal of an old courtship. Our lives were very different, his and mine, but our personalities meshed completely. He was so nice to talk to and our hearts embraced. We've come together after all of these years, and now we're so glad that we did.
Basketball Warriors
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,800. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Basketball is a game for boys, and when you are a boy it’s hard to get enough of it. There are only six of us on this year’s team, but six is enough. We’re one year older and one year wiser. Follow along with us on our bumpy ride, as we play a little ball, learn a few techniques, and come together as a team. Win or lose we’ll give ‘em heck, as we make our quest for the championship ring.
Bumps in the Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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Halloween Fright
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Halloween is a time for fear, but it's also a time for fun, and sometimes either one can rise up and shock you. This little book is a suspenseful tale of encroaching villains, lurking monsters, and reluctant heroes. Laced with a pinch of ninth grade romance, it is a rollicking read for girls and boys alike. So turn down the lights and turn a page. What you find there might really surprise you.
Ghost Mine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,090. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
There’s gold in them thar’ Hills, at least that’s what some folks say. One day strangers from another place decide they want the treasure that’s hidden within. Two boys, minding their own business, are drawn into this dubious adventure when one of their classmates, a girl named Skye, is kidnapped and held in the mine along with her grandpa. Can the boys save them? Only time will tell.
Autumn Chill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Our town has been rocked. Night after night pets are slain or go missing. The town is abuzz. Doors are locked. People wonder. Who could be doing this terrible thing? My friends and I decide to find out, but where do we start? It’s so hard to know. Mom forewarns us, “Be careful boys, there’s more evil out there than you might want to know, and much to our dismay, her words will soon ring true.
Matthew
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,580. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Matthew Curtis was my friend. We shared good times, bad times, and other times in between. Life can twist and turn as we follow it's days in pursuit of our joy. Beckoned by illusion or deceived by perversions, we sometimes follow pursuits that are not for the better good. Many years have passed since the days of our youth and I miss my friend greatly,but someday, God willing, I will see him again.
The Life and Times of Little David Stone
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,220. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Little David Stone was full of vinegar. Things happened as he made his way through his elementary school years. There were spiders and bullies in the early times, and cemeteries and fistfights, Halloween and firecrackers, and of course an occasional meddlesome girl in the later years. So light up your Kindle and join in the fun of the crazy and meandering adventures of Little David Stone.
The Life and Times of Little David Stone - Book Three - Fifth through Seventh Grades
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,100. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Fifth grade is an exciting time in a kid's life, but sixth and seventh grades are even better. We'll share tales of firecrackers and cherry bombs, cemeteries and sleep-outs, Halloween and fistfights, and of course girls and the kinds of trouble that they bring with them. So come along and share the fun. Little David Stone is getting a little bit bigger, but his adventures are a little bigger too.
The Life & Times of Little David Stone - Book Two - Second through Fourth Grades
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Little David Stone found trouble around every corner, but he always turned it into something good. As he ran with friends and classmates, he always had a lot of fun. This little book shares tales from second through the fourth grades, tales of monsters and bee stings, lightning strikes and rock fights, farmyards and playgrounds. You can't believe what might happen, though you're about to find out.
The Life & Times of Little David Stone - Book One - Preschool Through First Grade
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Little David Stone was full of vinegar. He didn’t know he was full of vinegar and he didn't try to be full of vinegar, he just simply was. This little book is laced with stories of spiders and bullies, playgrounds and incidents, friendships and fun; so light up your reader and join in the good times. We’ll roll through the stories and share in the humor, as little David Stone shows us the way.

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