D.A. Cairns

Biography

D. A. Cairns is married with two children and lives on the south coast of New South Wales in Australia where he works as an English language teacher and writes stories in his very limited spare time. He has had over 30 short stories published(who's counting, right?) His novels include Devolution, Loathe Your Neighbor and Ashmore Grief.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first character I recall writing about was an old man running along a beach. I described him as being 50 years old and I remember my 50 year old grandfather being horrified that I thought he was old. I don't remember what the story was about.
What is your writing process?
Ideas appear in the complex weirdness of my mind, sometimes from nowhere, but usually with some kind of visual or auditory prompt. An experience, something I see or hear. I take the idea and play with it in my mind and then I throw it down in print. The first draft may be subject to revisions as I go, but I try not to let that interfere with the flow. I'm most effective in the morning but as a part timer, I write whenever I can, and always straight onto the computer. With a draft finished, I leave it alone for a little while then come back to revise, and revise, and edit and revise etc until I'm happy that it is as good as I can make it.
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Where to find D.A. Cairns online


Videos

Ashmore Grief trailer
Ashmore Grief trailer

Loathe Your Neighbor
Video trailer produced by Natalie Zagaglia.

Devolution
trailer for the debut future thriller by D.A.Cairns

Books

Ashmore Grief
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,660. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of an illegal immigrant who arrives in Australia by boat and goes on to become the Prime Minister. The story of a woman at the end of hope who is rescued from a smuggler's boat only to become enslaved. The story of a man who has lost his way, and needs a cause for which to fight, and a reason to live.
Loathe Your Neighbor
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Price: Free! Words: 69,900. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
David Lavender is a man with a talent for making bad decisions. In his fortieth year on planet Earth, a dangerous restlessness overwhelms him, and, as his marriage crumbles, and a dispute with his neighbor escalates, he responds to theses crises in his life with characteristic folly.

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