David Duane Kummer


Hi. My name is David Kummer. I'm an author that's only in high school and so I'm still learning and growing (I'm not Caillou, so sorry if that sounded like it. If I was Caillou, I'd tell you for sure.) and figuring out how to become a better author.

I live in Madison, Indiana, which is a small town on the Ohio River. There's lots of history and creepy places, which probably have influenced my writings. In my book SHE, most of the places and buildings are based off similar settings here in my home town, although I've changed them so that you wouldn't know really if I didn't tell you.

I would love to get to know you better, so email me at davidkummer7@gmail.com or check out my blog at davidkummer.com. If you review/rate my book on Amazon, I'll send you a free short story that you can't get anywhere else. I have a unique short story for each work I publish, so I promise you won't get any repeats.

I love getting to know people and talking books, sports, politics, favorite foods (mmmm) or whatever your area of interest is. (I'm much less creepy in person, I promise!)

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
I love fans :) Which means I love you. So let's be friends.
Why is your name David Kummer?
Because my parents wanted a man-child with a manly-child name, and so they thought "DAVID!" and thenceforth I was born to be the king of Mars (except for that dude on the Martian.)
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My Interview
This is me being interviewed and answering all sorts of questions! It's very entertaining, and you'll get to know LOTS more about me.


Beautiful Tears: A Contemporary Fiction Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
"Please get down." It's a dark, stormy, windy night in the city. The bridge holds many secrets. Two women that want to die, yet can't. They survive. This passionate, emotional story about the power of forgiveness takes you far away, to a city you'll always remember and never forget. Follow me to the place where mercy and grace mingle, where love and pain go hand-in-hand. Follow me to the bridge

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Smashwords book reviews by David Duane Kummer

  • Mandestroy on Jan. 12, 2017

    "Kantai is a fighter." That's how the description starts out. I wasn't sure what I would get from this book, and it seemed outside the genre I normally read for sure. Nevertheless, this was another author and another book that surprised me. There were some dark moments in the book, which has some material not suited for children, but the author handles everything with class so I give him credit for that. Overall, I enjoyed this book and found it to my liking despite not being what I normally enjoy. If you like shorter books, dark fantasy books, or just something a bit different, I would recommend this book to you."
  • The Path of the Child on April 01, 2017

    Without giving away any spoilers, I will tell this book was definitely one of the most emotional I've read! I wasn't sure what to expect coming in to this. I knew the author was good, and I'd read lots about the book, but never actually gotten a copy and read it. Boy am I glad that I did! This book pulled at all the right heartstrings (I think I said that right) and more than a few tears were shed. It was just so good. This book was very empowering and certainly inspirational. I recommend it to anybody that wants an inspiring read, or likes a good tearjerker book.