David Wright

Biography

David Wright is a writer and English teacher living on Canada's majestic west coast. He has a lovely wife, two sparkling daughters and 50 published short stories in 39 magazines.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Writing always begins with a sense of wonder. It could be a dream that jarred me, something I read in a book or heard in a conversation (or better yet, in somebody else's conversation) and it gets me thinking. What would it be like to ride a rocket to certain death, or infiltrate enemy lines to save your lover, or hold the power of a dragon in the palm of your hand? That's the fun part--the imagining. But that's not enough. At some point, I have to turn it into a story. I have to figure out where it's all going and see if that's worth telling people. And if it is, then I have to cheat. I have to go back and plant all the clues, the foreshadowing, the symbols, the magic that make the whole experience of reading a story so gratifying.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Top five books in reverse order:
#5 The Lord of the Rings, because it is the single greatest romantic epic of our time. (Sorry Game of Thrones but I'm not sure you know where you're going with that one.)
#4 The Bourne Identity, because it is the quintessential modern spy novel.
#3 Fahrenheit 451, because Ray Bradbury was the best Science Fiction writer of his time.
#2 Macbeth, because it is the darkest, creepiest and most magically awesome of Shakespeare's plays.
#1 The King James Bible, because it laid the foundation for western literature, culture, law and spiritual truth.
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Where to find David Wright online


Books

Flight of the Cosmonaut
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,740. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Georgi Petrov is a brave, young Soviet test pilot recruited into the secret cosmonaut corps to make history as the first man in space, or die trying.
Elf Lord
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,460. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After ten years in hiding, Mithrain returns to Xristhana hell-bent on revenge, and this time Ilona may be powerless to save him. Magic is about to fail the enchanted city, a demon is on the rise and a monster perhaps even more powerful awaits just beyond the nether vale.
Codename Vengeance
Price: Free! Words: 87,260. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(4.00)
German operative Henrik Kessler returns from America with a secret that could win the war for Germany, only to discover that his former fiancé has been evacuated to a Jewish concentration camp deep in the Harz Mountains. Now Henrik must decide whether to build Hitler’s dreaded Vengeance weapons for an evil regime or embark on a doomed mission to save his lost love before it’s too late.

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action    adventure    astronaut    cosmonaut    dragons    espionage    fantasy    fiction    historical    hitler    jets    magic    nazi    novel    rockets    romance    sorcery    soviet    space    spy    swords    war    wizard