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

A Night in Castle Crags
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,770. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age
October, 1950, three Dunsmuir college boys, home for the week end, climb into Castle Crags, searching for the Wells Fargo cash box of gold coins hidden by Indians after they robbed a stage coach in the mid 1800s. Hiking down into the Crags, with night coming on, the boys are blocked by a water fall and have to spend the night before finding a way to climb out.
Melanie in Lingerie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Why would a very proper, distinguished-looking, well dressed, learned, old gentleman stroll into the Lingerie Department of a large store near closing time to purchase a negligee as a wedding gift for his son’s bride? Melanie, the manager, and Ariel, a stock room worker, were both curious; but they would have to wait a year to understand the purpose of the gift when it is returned.
A Play and Four Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A writer’s life is full of raggedy stories. For instance, a short play with bits of show tunes sung by a girl and heard by a boy who thinks trees can sing; a few seconds of terror with life flashing before the eyes; a struggle between right and wrong, ending because of an inconvenience; a good ending for a poorly ended story; and an inmate watching colors of dripping lizard blood.
The First and Last Chance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As a boy, Jack London sold newspapers and frequented the Oakland waterfront. After eighth grade, he worked in a cannery for 10 cents an hour with shifts of 10 to 20 hours. He hated the job and quit. At 15 he made good money as an oyster pirate. Barely 17, he sailed before the mast on a schooner hunting seals on the north coast of Japan. He got back in seven months and started high school.
Kindness Among Friends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,000. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Charlie’s Sportsmen’s Club is a long, two-story building on skid-row, housing a long bar, a poker room, a Chinese cafe, and a hotel across the top floor. Business depends on a subculture of alcoholics, gamblers, hustlers, shills, and those in need of a bed. Among them is Alexander Kyness, whose friends call him “Kindness”, a man with talent, who has chosen a life of obscurity.
Makes the Arrow Sing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,520. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
An American Indian, born a thousand years ago in the mountains of Northern California, learns the ways of the People, survives the trial of manhood, and lives to old age, a revered member of his tribe. He wonders about the Great Spirit of all living things, and finally, high on a ridge, a wind-blown tree reveals a secret; and the Indian dies, understanding the meaning and power of Life.
The Experiment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A scientist lives in the realm of the unkown. He follows his curiosity into all things of the earth and of all life on it. He delves into the past and extrapolates into the future. Although he lives in the present, he pays little attention to it. He loses himself in his own world until he wakes up in a here and now of his own making and finds himself the subject of his own experiment.
The Trout, the Train, and the Symphony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 by Western Grebe Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
This is the story of a wise, old trout, a railroad brakeman, and a famous maestro who share a magical world one evening as they listen to the sound and feel the power of the music of life.
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: $0.99 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: $0.99 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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Latest book: Moorings. Published March 17, 2012. (5.00 from 5 reviews)
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