David Chappell


From an early age, I read every book I could lay my hands on. Starting if I can remember rightly with Thomas the tank engine, and on through Oscar Wilde, Tolkien, and Stephen King among many others.

You name it, I read it: and the more books I read, the more I grew to dislike in fantasy books the boring prince: or the blue-eyed upper-class hero type who always leads the weary peasants to victory in battle. Or the soppy wizard who always uses magic to get out of difficult situations.
I like characters like Raymond Chandler’s, Philip Marlowe, and Tolkien’s Smeagol. Captain Hook and Hannibal Lecter and C.S. Lewis’s the White Witch.
I have now written two fantasy books of my own, The Great Marquess and The Knights Of The Shire and I am now writing my third book, The Black Witch.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to make model steam trains and I am trying to learn to play a banjo.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From my wife...
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Where to find David Chappell online


Bad Lads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 213,940. Language: British English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Screenplays » Horror
Bad Lads is set in the 1960’s and is about two young men, Daniel (Danny) Harrison and Neil Bridges. Both are born criminals. Their criminal activities gets them involved with a London crime boss, which leads them into robbing a bank, and other similar robberies, which eventually leads into a deadly vendetta with a Russian financier.
The Knights Of The Shire.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 216,340. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Knights of the Shire is a captivating time-travel, fantasy story; that begins with a night’s fishing adventure and ends in a spectacular way for three young boys with the possession of a magic sword.
The Great Marquess
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 198,860. Language: British English. Published: October 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
After taking part in an audacious robbery Davy Linkwater learns from his friend Welf the Goblin, about the wizard Nijan and his search for the magical diamond which he calls the Great Marquess.

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