David Haywood Young

Biography

David Haywood Young has published four novels, twenty-something stories, and one full-length work of nonfiction (there's more available on his website, but he gets lazy about these things). He's also been blogging since 2009, writing code since 1981, and generally expressing opinions all over the place for far too long. On the bright side, he likes hearing other people's opinions too, especially when he disagrees but finds himself convinced against his will. It's an addiction, or nearly.

Come on by his site and say hi, if you like!

DHY's currently working on two new novels. After all, why not? Writing is fun.

Where to find David Haywood Young online


Where to buy in print


Books

You...Sleigh Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Rick Santos has finally found his Christmas spirit. Or maybe it's the other way around, and all of a sudden he's got real problems. An uplifting story, if a bit twisted. If it jogs a memory or two, well...maybe Rick isn't the only victim here. Maybe you're just as involved as he is. Read it, If you want to find out. What's the worst that could happen?
Accidentally on Purpose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
T. Jesse Flannery is a small-time crook. Or at least he used to be. Nothing ever seems to go right for him, somehow. Then a buddy, or anyway a guy who's sort of a buddy, tells him about a train that really needs to get itself stolen. Well, why not? I mean, unless it's going to be a problem with his girlfriend. A fun story with no moral stance or other redeeming social value whatsoever.
Take Back Your Privacy: The Barefoot Anarchist's Guide to Navigating Today's Digital Landscape
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,780. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Internet / security, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Web / browsers
Curious about surveillance? Wondering about the security of your computer or phone? These are just a couple of starting points. The author, with decades of experience in the field, takes us on a journey through the digital landscape. Exhaustively researched, with hundreds of links, it's nevertheless written in an informal and entertaining style.
The Challenge: A Short Story Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mind-bending SF & Fantasy, with a bit of grit Ranging from "hard" science fiction to supernatural/paranormal fantasy to a gritty YA crime story, from wildly optimistic to goofy to downright pessimistic, these thirteen tales were published at the rate of one per week as a self-challenge by the author.
...come what may
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Sammy is a Student. He's one of us, here on our planet...sort of. Is he an archaeologist from the future? A hero, fighting to save mankind's sanity? Or a forerunner of the worst possible outcome for the human race? Maybe all of that. It's all a question of your point of view. Why not give it a try? At worst, by reading this, you'll help the author to doom the human race. But what are the odds?
The Secret: A Thriller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
"If you're reading this, I'm almost certainly dead..." Jacob ("Ash") Ashton's was supposed become a leader of Henge, WV. But he went to college, and when he came back he just didn't fit in. His own family treats him as a stranger. Now it's all falling apart. People are dying. What's happening? Will anything be left? One thing he knows: it's up to him to protect his family. No matter what.
Bleed on the Sky
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In this second Owen Tremaine supernatural mystery, Owen's in bigger trouble than ever. Someone's dead on his boat--again. The local cops are obviously interested. Federal agents are harassing Owen's partner. Somebody's spying on his startup company...which is quickly losing credibility. Bodies keep piling up. The thing is, so far he has it easy. Compared to what's coming next...
Yearning for Yesteryear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Thomas Carruthers knows he's in a tight spot, but he has no idea just how bad his position truly is. He appears to be the last human left alive in some sort of bizarre post-apocalyptic nightmare. If only it were truly that simple...
What Happens in September...: Tales of Crime and Fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The author of Shiver on the Sky (September 2012) and Pagan Sex (December 2012) gives us this collection of seven stories split between crime, fantasy, humor, science fiction and horror.
Shiver on the Sky
Price: Free! Words: 106,830. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
An Owen Tremaine Supernatural Mystery (Book One): Owen Tremaine is in more trouble than he ever imagined. The founder of a software company, he thought work-related burnout was a major crisis. But then a friend gets killed on Owen’s houseboat. Now he’s dealing with what used to be his own company, a police detective, and...a surprising discovery about local Native American history.
Thursday Night Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00)
Jack Radney is a poker player with a history. And a fetish for keeping a rigid schedule. Until one night he meets Beatrice, who has a highly unusual gift. But her ability doesn't work on Jack. Turns out he's a little bit...odd...himself. And in more than one way. They leave the game together. Which just might be the worst idea either of them ever had.
Pagan Sex: A Novel of Mystery and Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
True love and tragedy, murder and betrayal. This can't stand. John plays poker for a living. Jeanette's a college student majoring in Astronomy. What could go wrong? And then, after everything goes wrong...who knows what happened? Who knew at the time? In this tale of mystery, romance, and poker players...with a hint of Gypsy ghost story...and murder...it's hard to know just what is possible.

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