Festival for Poetry publishes my poem, “Vape Away”!

Festival for Poetry promoted my poem on their social networks and will make sure it’s read right away by 100s of people. “Terrific poem.” They said. You can read it here. A selection of poetry, short-stories, scripts and other works is available in First Words by David E. Gates. It’s available in all eBook formats from…

The Roots of Evil – Another five star review!

By B1234 on 29 August 2017 Incredible. I love horror books but this took gore to another level! With an engrossing story line and some shockingly brutal but brilliant content I could not put this book down. Finished it in 2 days but did not want it to end! Absolutely brilliant and would highly recommend but definitely…

Amazon search goes from bad to worse.

You may recall I previously wrote about how god-awful Amazon’s search is. I wrote here about how it doesn’t find “David E. Gates” and here about how it associated works by another author on my audiobook page to me. If you want an indication of how crap Amazon search is, try this: Pink, the female…

Reviews for my (FREE) short stories.

As The Ghost of Clothes reaches 180 FREE downloads from Smashwords, I was somewhat surprised by the lack of reviews. Just one: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review by: vivascarlett on March 17, 2016 : A fantastic story, I loved it! Same for The Christmas Carol (126 FREE downloads to date): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review by: Misty Reigenborn on Dec. 24, 2016 : Wonderfully…