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David E. Gates is a prize-winning and award-winning writer who has published a number of books and short-stories. His work has been featured in television, radio and print media.
His first book, Access Denied, a true story based on events from his life, was nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards and selected for Book of the Day by Indie Book Butler in November 2019. His novel, The Wretched, won SILVER in the AuthorsDB 2017 Cover Contest and his latest anthology of short-stories, poems and articles has made the semi-finals of the AuthorsDB 2019 Cover Contest.
His short story, My Mother & The Medium, won The News’ Ghost Story competition in December 2019.
His first horror novel, The Roots of Evil, was voted best to read on the Novel Festival site!
The Magic of Mushrooms, made runner-up in the Grow Wild poetry competition. Other poems, such as Vape Away, Terminators and Outrunning The Rain, have been featured in The Poetry Festival.
He won the SILVER prize in the AuthorsDB 2016 Cover Contest for The Ghost of Clothes and won best HORROR Novel Logline for 2016 for The Roots of Evil.
He has previously won first prize (Gold) for The Roots of Evil and third prize (Bronze) for Access Denied in the 2015 AuthorsDB Cover Contest, and has made a film about the battlefield memorials in Ypres, Belgium called Ypres – The Battlefield Tours (available at www.shelleyshow.co.uk).
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To celebrate the release of He Came Back, out on 21st May 2021, we’re giving away free copies.
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When a villager returns from the war, strange events begin to affect the inhabitants who believe the soldier has brought back a curse with him…
eBook pre-order available now at all good online bookstores.
Exclusive for early readers: Autographed printed version available for just £5.00.
Simply scan the code below, enter “He Came Back” and the delivery address in the note, to purchase.
My latest short story, inspired by a trip to a haunted village in Hampshire, called He Came Back, will be released soon.
Telling the tale of mysterious occurrences upon the return of a villager, it will be available in eBook format from all good online bookstores and in printed format directly from www.davidegates.com.
Final artwork of the cover:
Created a neat video which very nicely showcases all of my books. Hope you like it.
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A different kind of diet book!
This one doesn’t tell you what or how to eat, but rather gives you the experiences of more than a dozen different diets, allowing you an insight into each to enable you to choose the diet that’s right for you!
Based on real-life experiences, detailing the highs and lows of each diet, with a scoring mechanism for each, this book gives practical help and advice, along with some humorous tales, on a variety of diets and dieting.
Available at all good online bookstores in eBook and Paperback formats.
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Unlike other diet books, this is an amusing, encouraging and refreshing approach to one man’s journey through the minefield of diets available. It details his frank, honest experiences of the diets and highlights some pros and cons of each to give you a better informed opinion of which would best suit you. I will be using this as a reference guide in my own quest to lose weight and get healthier and I hope to achieve the same success. – Kindle Customer
Looking for a little something that’s different? Why not give an AUTOGRAPHED copy of one of my books?
Scan the QR code to purchase any of the following:
Access Denied, The Roots of Evil, The Wretched (£10 each including P&P).
Motorcycle Man – Full Colour Illustrated Edition, The Shitty Chalet (£5 each including P&P).
Omonolidee – Full Colour Illustrated Edition (£15 including P&P)
Seven years ago today, Access Denied was released. A poignant, heart-felt story of the relationship between a father and his daughter, and the fight he had to undertake against the cruel, corrupt and dishonest Child Support Agency (CSA) and Family Courts.
It’s as relevant now as it was when it was first released. The travesties that had a life-long effect on the man and his child are still being experienced by those today that have to deal with the Child Maintenance System (CMS) and Family Courts who still lie and mislead people and make unjust and criminal judgements against them.
I’m still immensely proud of the book and how it has helped people – and even saved some of their lives – as they found themselves in the same situation I was in, without support or advice.
Here’s an excerpt from it:
One of my most precious memories is that of when Kelly and I went to Victoria Park, which leads down to Southampton water.
Kelly was not long at school and we walked along the nature path in the woods that would lead us down to the sea. As we walked through the woods, we came across a raised wooden pathway that enabled you to walk across the ponds and marshy environment.
It was quiet, the sound of traffic dulled into submission by the foliage and trees and only the sound of songbirds, likely warning of the invaders to their territories, could be heard.
Then, suddenly, a loud cracking sound from across the water which sat between the “bridges” we were on and the steep bank that went up several tens of feet opposite was heard. I held Kelly close to me and knelt down, hugging her close and pointing across the water to what I’d seen and urging her not to make any sound by placing my finger to my mouth.
Three deer stood upon the bank, about four feet higher up than we were, above the water line. A moment passed and I caught Kelly smiling, the wondrous sight of these beautiful animals in front of us.
Almost as soon as we’d seen them, they broke their stance and ran up the bank and deeper into the woods. Within seconds, they were gone from view.
It had been a magical moment that Kelly and I shared. Wondrous and almost dream-like in its perfection.
Even now, when I revisit the same spot, I remember that moment and what we shared that no-one else did.
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