Dave Cornford

Biography

Dave Cornford has long balanced a career in financial services with creative pursuits in writing, stage directing, videography and gastronomy.

As an experienced playwright, his contemporary passion play, The Turramurra Passion, has been performed over 80 times in Sydney, as well as elsewhere in Australia, Europe and the US.

His first book, "Cracks in the Ceiling" (2011), is a collection of short stories set in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, while his second, "Nanna's Travel Tips" (2012), is a humourous look at travel through the eyes of "Nanna".

Just released:

"Not a Gold Rush - The Taleist Self-Publishing Survey". A look at self-publishing based on the input of over 1,000 self-publishing authors. Co-authored with Steven Lewis.

"Spillage" and "Impact" are the first two episodes in the "Advanced Smash Repairs" series, which is set in a smash repair business that knows too much. Quirky and off-beat, "Spillage" and "Impact" will be followed by the third in the series, "Scratch."

"15 Civic Square", the first in a series of short stories set in a ficticious bank. It contains three stories first released in Cracks in the Ceiling. "Cake Knives Don't Kill" will be the second release in the series.

Coming Soon

"The Queensbury Rules". A novella about the dark side of revenge, and the illusiveness of redemption.

Dave lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

Where to find Dave Cornford online


Books

Advanced Smash Repairs - Six Pack
Series: Advanced Smash Repairs. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,460. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Craig runs a small workshop, and with the help of his staff – lead mechanic Pavel, apprentice Clint and the enigmatic test driver Boris – he fixes cars in unconventional ways, and in the process ends up solving a few mysteries along the way. Get all the adventure of Advanced Smash Repairs Series 1 in one hit – with the Six Pack.
Pick Me! Pick Me!
Series: Live-Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Steve has been roped in at the last minute to contest a marginal seat after the previous member has been "stood down" for personal reasons - personal tax, personal hygiene and personal relationships. The pressure is starting to show - with endless campaign functions, crazy volunteers and his whole future hanging in the balance. Read his day by day diary from the Campaign trail.
No Room in the Bin
Series: Live-Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Urban
With Christmas approaching, Rob is under pressure at home as well as at work. His curiosity gets the better of him after he finds something slightly mysterious in his neighbour's bin. The long term observation that follows is routine and fruitless until a disturbing discovery makes him question what he thought he knew about his neighbours - and himself.
Home and Hardware
Series: Live-Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Jack and John are both starting their new jobs at Hardware City. Who is escaping a troubled past, who just needs to put food on the table? Somehow this odd couple work out how to help each other through their first two weeks on the job - without getting the sack!
Spillage
Series: Advanced Smash Repairs. Price: Free! Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Spillage is book 1 in the Advanced Smash Repairs Series - the story of a smash repair business that "knows too much."
Guys Can Read
Series: Live-Fiction. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,630. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The eight stories in this collection have been selected because they each have something about them that appeals to male readers. Or might do. Not that females won’t like them, especially. Anyway, there’s no saccharine romance, no vampires and no soppy happy endings. But there are also no zombies, no dragons and no explosions.
From Dust to Dust - The 17th Man's Diary of the Australian Cricket Team's Tour of India 2013
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,770. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Literature » Sports
Find out what really happened on the Tour of India through the wickedly outrageous chronicles of the 17th Man - the lst man selected on the tour - as he picks through the daily entrails of a Tour gone wrong.
15 Civic Square
Series: Live-Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
15 Civic Square uses the setting of the fictitious National Civic Bank to delve into the challenges and complexity of modern life at a time when "money" is constantly in the news.

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