I was born in Christchurch New Zealand and have, for a number of years lived in Auckland.
My qualifications are in engineering; however from the years 2000 to 2009 I dedicated my time to creative computer programming. In essence I developed software to run on the Windows platform and then marketed it.
It required some application of imagination to develop software and in 2009 I used this same imagination to write my first book. This was something I have always wanted to do and quite frankly, once I started I enjoyed it immensely.
Close by to where we live (that's my wife Julie, and me) there is a delightful bush lined stream where we walk most days. It's a beautiful natural oasis in suburban Auckland. This stream was where with a little imagination the two "Louie the Bee" books were "born".
The "Louie the Bee" books are available from Amazon, and Barnes and Noble in hard copy form and a few sell. However I must say the greatest pleasure I gain from writing is seeing the pleasure others get from reading the stories I have created. I feel I have achieved this when I see how the "Louie the Bee" books, that are here in our Auckland libraries; are always in demand. Seeing this has been the absolute true pleasure of writing for me.
on Oct. 16, 2011 :
A truly beautiful story. As with the previous reviewer I didn't think that such stories were still written.It took me to another world
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
on Sep. 25, 2011 :
This is just brilliant. I didn't think that such stories were still written. What happens with the local council is just fantastic! Well done Dave, great imagination. It will give many readers a lot of pleasure.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Sep. 25, 2011 :
What an absolutely beautiful story. It's just magic. The second book is even better in my opinion. Well worth a read. It is something truly different.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
on Sep. 19, 2011 :
Louie The Bee introduced me to a world of characters that live by their courage, humour, determination and thoughtfulness. The stream and bush setting of the story captured my imagination and carried me to a world that I was sad to leave.The detail of the story line is amusing, exciting and at times touching and sensitive.
From chocolate cake with red wine to where a community respects and lives by the true values in life. This - the story of “Louie The Bee” is a great read and one that I did not want to end
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Sep. 13, 2011 :
Here is a fabulous product and I am sure it would make an excellent film by Pixar or Dreamworks as an animated childrens' movie that adults will enjoy too. Great imagination Dave. Well done.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)