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…

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…

Audible says I wrote these books! But I didn’t!!

You may recall that, back in May, I wrote about Amazon’s god-awful search engine issues which would not reveal any of my books despite putting “David E. Gates” in full in their search windows. Now, it seems, Audible have a similar, but strikingly WORSE issue. If you look up my audiobook, Access Denied, it shows…

Another poem selected for The Poetry Festival!

Another of my poems, called “Outrunning The Rain” has been selected for The Poetry Festival. The organisers said “Terrific poem. We just promoted your poem on our social networks and will make sure it’s read right away by 100s of people.” Outrunning The Rain is a very personal acknowledgement of the feelings I have felt when…

Why do I write?

Several people have asked me why I write and where I get my ideas from. After answering this question on Stage 32, a resource for writers of all disciplines, I put down the following.   After reading the first couple of chapters of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, in school, I took the book…