Douglas Daech

Biography

Born near Detroit Michigan and transplanted to Tampa Florida, then Russellville Kentucky, Douglas has been writing for most of his life. Married to his soul mate Julie, for fifteen years, he has two children, Pam and Dallas.

Past experience includes articles in the Tripolitan, (Journal of the Tripoli Rocket Association, June 1991) and TRASH (Tampa Regional Aero-Space Hobbyist). In 1993 and 1994 many articles were published in the Unauthorized Launch, the Tampa Tripoli High Power Rocket Club news-letter. In May, 2004,a science fiction Short story was published in the online magazine NTH Degree. Also, an award for creative nonfiction was granted in the 2007 Frank and Cellia Conley Writing Contest at Western Kentucky University. In 2012 his first novel titled “Time Travel and Dimensional Journeys” was published as an e-book and is still available at most online retailers. Haunted Romance, published in 2013 at Smashwords.com is receiving rave reviews and is a real pleaser.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in junior high school while I was working on a report for a science fair compitition. It was an involved piece called "Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind". The process of building the report, finding and citing references and collecting photos to present with the report fueled my interest in writing. I believe this is when I first discovered that I had skills in communication.
What is your writing process?
My writing process varies depending on my mood. Most projects are fairly well developed in my mind before I build an outline covering the scenes and topics I want to include. The outlines always get changed before the project is complete, but that is the starting point most of the time. When I'm in the mood to wing it, I just take the character or scene and go for it. This will sometimes get a project rolling, but it is always edited heavily and usualy ends up outlined anyway.
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Where to find Douglas Daech online


Videos

Haunted Romance Trailer
Promotion video for E-Book Haunted Romance

Books

Seedy Hills, An Odd Little Town
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,830. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The book features six short stories that meld into a complete novella about Seedy Hills, an odd little town. Vampires, ghosts, UFOs, murders and more bring this strange place to life. All of the stories are tied together by the main character, Eric Green, a reporter for the local newspaper, who slowly learns that being from an odd, little, run down town may not be all that bad.
Haunted Romance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,200. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Thirty years ago two high school seniors competed for a trophy, a scholarship and a girl. One of them ended up dead and the other won all three treasures. Now follow the story of Tori Clark, a girl haunted by the spirit of the murdered boy. Tori is asked to expose the murderer and bring justice to the thirty year old cold case. But something unexpected happens along the way.
Time Travel and Dimensional Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 29,170. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67)
This book includes five short stories of travel into the unknown. Based on current thinking and science theory on the edge of science fact, step into the realm science future. Adventure into the science, danger and mystery of dimensional travel with realistic characters and believable situations that lead to mysterious and perhaps startling conclusions; Kidnappings, Visitations, Science and more!

Douglas Daech's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Douglas Daech

  • The New Guy In Moon Base Twelve on March 13, 2012

    Tom Litchtenberg has a funny story in this little novel. I giggled to myself several times as I read through it. When a surprise visitor ends up in the moon base, it’s not only how the residents react to the visit that is funny, but the set up of the entire situation. Tom has a slanted view in this work of the future and the politics that govern it. From the race to beat the Chinese in building a moon base, that has no other reason to exist then getting there first, to the odd qualifications of the residents, it is obvious that a lot of pre-planning and thought went into the storyline. (Unless Tom actually thinks this wacky!) In a quirky way the story holds together and is plausible only because the characters fit into the setup so perfectly. I throughly enjoyed it!
  • Sky's Isle on April 04, 2012

    Great storyline and discriptions, a good story all together!