David Seed

Biography

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About the author:

David Seed was born August 15, 1931 in Minot, North Dakota. In his eleventh year the family moved to Dunsmuir, California where he graduated high school, believing himself to be a writer. In the fall of 1949 he started at the University of California at Berkeley and did his best to learn what he could of life. He managed to graduate in the spring of 1956 and continued to follow his calling, experiencing a chaotic life as both participant and observer. He is now an old man writing books in Oregon.

Books

Shady Bill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Back in the 1960’s and 70’s, Shady Bill was a big money, lo-ball hustler, a winning player in his hustling prime, but never far from the destitution of the streets. He was upright, presentable, dressed thrift-store style, and he always wore sun glasses. Playing the poker clubs of Northern California, he awaited the big score. It seemed always within reach, but never in his grasp, or was it? ~~~
America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
Twenty-five years ago, when the Bosnians were being slaughtered in the streets, I wrote this book and read it to a writer’s group. Recently, I found it in a box and gave it to Winona to get her opinion. She read it and got all excited and emotional. She even cried, a rare occurrence, and told me I didn’t know what I had. She said it was spiritual, and wouldn’t let me change it. I didn’t.
Haiku Dude
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Biographical
The Haiku Dude, trying to be a writer, ends up in a haiku class. He writes haiku easily but doesn't get the meaning. Years later, sad and alone on a dark, winter night, the Dude reads a haiku that transports him to another time and place. Tears come to his eyes and a longing for home and family come to his heart, and he understands at last.
Fragments from the Silent Generation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Two Korean War vets, striving to pick up their lives where they left off, find the future has gone on without them; while remembering “The Forgotten War”, they have to create their own future. The time: 1959-1960, the place: Berkeley and Oakland, California. The characters: A beatnik artist and a cab driver poet learn about life and love in a changing world. Who could want for anything more?
Stream Runner, Book 1 of Dunsmuir Boy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Leif Collins grew up in Dunsmuir not believing in watches or clocks. Instead he believed in trout fishing and swimming with his friends, Sanchez and Dunnigan. He plans to be a writer when he’s grown but, until then, he must gather experiences. The setting is clean and country-fresh with a look back at the early 1940's and includes some lyrical images and home-grown relationships.
Talk About Good Grades
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Counseling / academic development
An older gentleman meets a future rocket pilot and tell him the secret to the good grades needed to reach his goal.

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Nancy Slavin
Latest book: Moorings. Published March 17, 2012. (5.00 from 5 reviews)
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Latest book: Slaughter's First Case. Published January 12, 2015.
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Latest book: Bear. Published August 18, 2016.