David Little

Biography

David Little wrote his first full length novel when he was 16. Titled "The Old Firm" it was an homage to the classic Universal horror films that he used to watch as child - but shouldn't have really - juxtaposed with the modern, blood filled remake culture of the 80s. One person read the novel and asked if it was for adults; when Little nodded, the reader shook his head. The reader asked if it was children; when Little hesitatingly nodded, the reader shook his head again.

Undeterred, the author embarked on many years of hopeful writing, whilst battling against the crippling disease Procrastination. It was a long, hard slog and a battle that often he felt he would never win. Ideas, plots, characters and potential product placements came and went, as did a mild addiction to A1 steak sauce, but it was not until 2010 that he was able to finally complete that tricky second novel.

"Am/Dram" - the slash is important here - told the tale of murder, rain, affairs, rain, more murder and some rain, all centered around an amateur dramatic company and their production of the difficult "play after the Christmas Panto". It has not been read or critiqued, and may stay mysterious for quite some time.

Turning his attention to writing short stories, Little found himself focusing on an idea that had been gestating for many a year; a small Scottish village that had once inextricably found itself as the Capital of that great nation and as a result seemed to harbour strange and unusual characters and events. After some soul searching, and a dalliance with A1 sauce once again, the premise of the Hope Town series was fleshed out and is running along like something that runs along quite quickly and may take quite a bit of effort to stop.

The first tale from Hope Town "The Devil's Patissier" was published on 31st October 2015 and as of January 2016 there are 4.5 published. Subsequent tales will evolve over what is planned to be a 3 year lifecycle.

David Little lives in Scotland with his wife, two children, dog and a cupboard only half full of A1 steak sauce.

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Books

Bingo Royale
Series: Tales From Hope Town. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In the mind 1960s, the greatest secret agent that MI8 has ever produced escapes from the clutches of an enemy of Her Majesty. Before the agent can capture and put an end to the evil, the villain escapes through a time portal. Almost fifty years later, a now very grey haired agent finally has his nemesis in his sights as he tracks him down to a strange place the locals call Hope Town.
First Contact: Take Two
Series: Tales From Hope Town. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien spaceship lands in the middle of Dóchas and when DI Pontius Smith takes the drunken driver into custody he finds that this isn’t the first alien to set webbed foot in the town. Meanwhile, something else in the space ship is stirring....
Ever Vigilant(e)
Series: Tales From Hope Town. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A vigilante is trapped and murdered and a begrudging DI Pontius Smith is asked to investigate. As he descends into the strange four colour world of crime fighters he finds that some of the truths he held dear as a child may just have been more made up than he had thought.
Midge You Were Here
Series: Tales From Hope Town. Price: Free! Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Welcome to Hope Town where a young police constable starts his first day on the job and a half midge/half man has had quite enough thank you very much.
The Devil's Pâtissier
Series: Tales From Hope Town. You set the price! Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A darkly funny short story about the occult, murder and baked goods.

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