David Whale lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada, with his spouse Crazy, his step-daughter Lil Crazy, and their three dogs Tucker, Weasley & Mundungus. He has been telling stories in various forms since he was a kid, from writing and drawing his own comic books to creating photo-stories using his old Kenner Star Wars action figures to script doctoring on a televised sports show to Radko's War – his first published novel.
When not writing, Whale enjoys reading, drawing, creating custom action figures, and trying like hell to finish the Stormtrooper costume he’s been working on intermittently for a year.
He also spends time writing a blog at his website, WhaleWriter.com, though probably not as often as he should.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In fact, I'm pretty sure I still HAVE the first story I ever wrote. It was a five or six page story about Luke Skywalker , where each page was a drawing with one line of text.
What is your writing process?
This is a difficult one. I actually wrote an article for my blog called "Writing With a Day Job" that covers this quite well, but the gist of it was that the "process" for me is kind of haphazard, at least in terms of actually sitting down and doing the writing. It's just not feasible for me to sit down every day and write. But in terms of the development process, there's really no set way in how I go about it. Sometimes I'll get an image of something in my head, a striking image that then sparks the imagination to build a story around that image. Sometimes it will be a concept. Sometimes it will be a character.
Commander Finn Radko and the crew of the HMCS Vimy Ridge, lone survivors of the greatest massacre in human history, begin a perilous journey through the mysterious attacking armada in the desperate hope of preventing another catastrophe. Undermanned and unprepared for battle, Sergeant Freyja Sigurdsson and her garrison scramble to man their defenses as the unthinkable unfolds: an invasion.