UFO – Interview on BBC Radio Solent

I joined Pat Sissons on BBC Radio Solent on 1st December 2021 to discuss my new book, UFO: The Edinburg Incident and Other UFO Stories.

You can hear the interview here. The interview starts around 1 hour 49 minutes in and lasts about ten minutes.

Portsmouth, Pompey, Forever – Blog Feature

Further to being featured on the Portsmouth Literary Map, writer David E. Gates reflects on the impact of the city on his life and works, with excerpts from his writing, in a blog feature on the Portsmouth University website:

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UFO

The Edinburg Incident and Other UFO Stories

Ever wonder if we are alone in this universe?

Over the years, researchers and scientists have scoured government documents in search of proof that life exists beyond Earth and has regularly visited us here.

One set of documents, known as Project Blue Book, includes retired, declassified records from 1947 to 1969 from the United States Air Force (USAF), currently in the custody of the US National Archives.

According to a US Air Force Fact Sheet, a total of 701 out of 12,618 sightings reported to Project Blue Book remained “unidentified.”

In a world of disinformation and false reporting, what can we believe?

The reports and stories within are true testimonies from witnesses and investigators, along with evidence corroborating, disputing and even dispelling the accounts from what is often reliable and credible (and in some cases, multiple) witnesses.

What will you believe?

Released on 25th November 2021.

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The Portsmouth Literary Map

I’m extremely honoured to have been included in the Portsmouth Literary Map created by data creator, Dr Mark Frost, of Portsmouth University.

The Portsmouth Interactive Literary Map is a civic engagement, digital humanities project created by the English Literature team at the University of Portsmouth. It celebrates Portsmouth’s rich literary heritage and ongoing literary work, providing details of the many authors with city connections, exploring the wealth of literary works set in Portsmouth, and offering a host of literary extracts that provide varied perspectives on this unique and fascinating place. The map is by no means complete, and will continue to grow, both within the city and beyond its limits.

The link to my birthplace entry is here. The link to where I grew up, is here.

Literary Location entries for those sites featured in The Wretched, a horror novel written by myself, set in Portsmouth and based on local folklore, can be found as follows:

Harry Pounds’ scrapyard
Mother Shipton
Pitreavie Bridge
Stamshaw LakeTipner Lake
Flathouse DocksKettering TerraceMile End

A teenage boy explores the forbidden areas of his home town and gives life to a new evil that stalks him and his friends and family with vengeance in mind. Whilst grappling with the onset of puberty, he must battle the shape-changing menace which haunts his dreams and knows no bounds in its savagery whilst coming to terms with his own metamorphosis.

A unique horror story, drawing inspiration from local folklore, set in and around Portsmouth.

Available at all good online bookstores.

The Wretched won SILVER in the 2017 Authors DB Cover Competition

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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!

https://novelwritingfestival.com/2017/09/16/best-of-horror-gothic-novels/

David’s poem, The Ode of Phineas Gage, was selected to be featured on http://www.poetrysoup.com.

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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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… 

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