David Grunwell

Biography

A detective of human behavior, David Grunwell seeks to gently uncover the hidden truths of what drives a person and put it in a fast, fun, and exciting story.

David is a futurist, an award-winning creative director, fine artist, a user experience and web designer, a 3D animator, an automotive and architectural designer, a marketing director, and a cartoonist. David has worked in educational television and in healthcare.

Noticing quiet technological breakthroughs, he extrapolates how they will combine and adapt to shape and be shaped by culture. Society may change, yet humans still face many of the same dilemmas since the beginning.

He is the author of science fiction novel THE FALL OF HEAVEN, its upcoming sequel THE STORM WITHIN and the upcoming fantasy series RUFERTO BASARETTI: TROLLS AND OTHER TROUBLE and PROBLEMS WITH PROPHESIES.

David was fluent in three languages. He studied science, art, design, architecture, film, English, and business at five colleges and universities. He was a full-immersion student in Denmark.

He is a futurist, a creative director, fine artist, a user experience and web designer, a 3D animator, an automotive and architectural designer, a marketing director, and a cartoonist. David has worked in educational television and in healthcare.

David once was an atheist, the captain of his college fencing team, a martial artist, and a sailor. Thankfully, he was born 250 years too late for the Golden Age of Piracy.

David, his wife, and daughter live in Ohio. They share their home with two cats, who find this arrangement generally more agreeable than they do.

HOW I WRITE
"Life is full of change where we have little control. These chaotic storms can break people, or with grace and time, they can be liberating. Our future is largely dependent on how we choose to respond and if we forgive. History is full of seemingly minor actions and situations that escalate to bring down nations or reshape maps. This is fascinating to me."

"I don't approach a story with an end in mind. I like to write myself into corners and try to figure out some wild, plausible, non-magical way to extricate the characters from their dilemma."

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Other than doing things with my family, I am still thinking about stories. Random dialogue or some idea for a short story or novel is always kicking around in my head. I voraciously research technology, science, medicines, human nature, architecture, design, and pretty much anything else that comes my way. We are in a period where our knowledge is growing at an enormous pace. There is still so much to learn. I am fascinated by how these changes will affect us.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I have been telling stories since I began to speak. Once I learned to write, I was creating stories like Some Things Are Scary where a drawing is paired with an idea. One I remember was the thing under the bed looking up at me.
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Books

The Fall of Heaven
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,440. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Handsome and rich, Rolland Newcastle is being hunted by someone who wants him dead. Rolland inherited his troubles from his planet owning ancestors. After cryrosleeping for 223 years, technology allowed squatters’ ships to make the journey in just 3.5 years. Arriving 200 years later, they found an established world that didn’t want them. The Fall of Heaven was just the start.

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