David C. Huffman


I was born near in a small town in western Pennsylvania in 1949. I am a 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. I spent the next 40 years writing reports, policies and procedures, training modules, and just about anything you can imagine to be dull (but it had purpose, not much fun), until my retirement in 2011. Now I am enjoying many interests, such as travel, photography, music, and especially writing. I enjoy fiction, mostly short stories, and like humor when it presents a moment.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was in high school, but I really didn't concentrate on style until college. After college, I found myself writing more technical works than anything else. This continued until my retirement in 2011 when I began to write some light short stories for my own enjoyment.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Greta Gecko and the Sticky Toe Mystery was written on a whim. My granddaughter had just turned three and I was reading fairly tales and children's poems to her when one evening she asked me if wrote them. I paused before I answered, but it started me thinking about writing for me. My days of writing technical articles were coming to a close. This book has a little of my granddaughter in it, especially the inquisitiveness.
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Life At Macamya Bay
Series: Greta Gecko, Prequel Short Story. Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
This short story is the first in the Greta Gecko mystery series. It introduces the main character Greta as well as her best friend Norman.
Greta Gecko and the Sticky Toe Mystery
Series: Greta Gecko, 1st Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Two close friends embark upon journey to solve an age old island myth about strange disappearances of the sun. Together with Professor Gecko of the Macamya University they set out prove their idea may be correct, but soon learn there may be other mysteries afoot!

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