David Vernon

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I am a freelance writer and editor. I am father of two boys. For the last few years I have focussed my writing interest on chronicling women and men’s experience of childbirth and promoting better support for pregnant women and their partners. Recently, for a change of pace, I am writing two Australian history books. In 2014 I was elected Chair of the ACT Writers Centre.

In 2010 I established the Stringybark Short Story Awards to promote the short story as a literary form.

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Reflections in a Hubcap
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: British English. Published: July 28, 2014 by David Vernon. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
Master story-teller, Steve Atkinson, showcases twenty-three of his best short stories in this clever anthology. Some of these tales are whimsically autobiographical while others visit the dark and murky places of the human mind. All are beautifully crafted and leave the reader with a thirst for more.
So Far
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
He said, “but I’d like to see more of you.” I nearly laughed. This was the phrase which my girlfriend and I had identified months earlier as an indication that a man might like to see, not just more, but all of you, preferably in bed. Nineteen short stories from master story-teller, Thea Biesheuvel, explore many themes — love, loss, assimilation, war and the resilience of the human spirit
Into the Darkness
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00)
"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.

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A Tick Tock Heart
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: Australian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
Twenty-two award-winning short stories from the 'Stringybark Future Times Award' will propel you into a world beyond 2020. These stories will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international authors.
Side by Side
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,240. Language: Australian English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00)
Twenty-three award-winning short stories from the Stringybark Short Story Awards will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international short story writers.
Fight or Flight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,810. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Twenty award-winning short stories from the Stringybark Young Adult Short Fiction Award showcase some of the best contemporary YA authors writing today. From sharks and skateboards to religion and romance, these stories illustrate the breadth and depth of what interests today's teenagers.
Hitler Did It
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.83)
Here are twenty-one unique, contemporary and entertaining short stories, chosen from some of the best entries in the 'Stringybark Short Story Awards' and other clever tales that sail across the desk at 'Stringybark Stories'. Selected by David Vernon this anthology is the fourth book in the 'Stringybark Editor's Choice' series.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.80)
Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.
Our Name Wasn't Written - A Malta Memoir (1936-1943)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,680. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.60)
This is the memoir of a young mother struggling to feed, clothe and house her family on “the most bombed island on earth” — Malta, during World War II. Written by two generations of eye-witnesses to the destruction wrought on the strategically vital island of Malta by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
The Umbrella's Shade and Other Award-winning Stories from the Stringybark Short Story Award
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Price: Free! Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.57)
This unique anthology brings together 27 short stories from established and first-time writers. The themes are many and varied. They are united by a common passion and curiosity for exploring the Australian character and how Australia’s big, broad land affects those who live here. Dip your toe in and sample the very best entries in the Stringybark Short Story Award.

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