David McColl


David McColl was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1984 and emigrated to Canada, with his family, in 1998. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002, and has served across Canada, and on Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Algonquin, Regina, and Calgary. He is presently posted to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.

Shadow of Vimy is his first novel.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
As funny as it sounds, I'm actually an avid reader whenever I'm not writing. Most of the time, I can be found indulging in other historical fiction, particularly the works of Bernard Cornwell and Julian Stockwin. I'm also a huge fan of Simon Scarrow and Paul Francis Collard, as well as Conn Iggulden and, of course, Alexander Kent. But I also like mystery, and for that I turn to fellow Scotsman Ian Rankin. I love tartan-noir.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a terrible short story set in St. John's, Newfoundland. I say it was terrible because back then I was a horrendous writer. I pray I never see it again!
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Shadow of Vimy
Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 89,380. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Thomas Kirby is an officer in the Canadian Army serving in the trenches of World War I. When a dangerous German prisoner escapes with information on the upcoming Canadian offensive at Vimy Ridge, Kirby must hunt him down before he escapes, knowing that if he does so, the fate of the entire battle will hang in the balance.

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