Award-Winning and Prize-Winning Author of Access Denied, The Wretched, The Roots of Evil, The Ghost of Clothes, Omonolidee, First Words and Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman, The Deeper Roots of Evil, UFO, Cinema, Realm of Rhyme along with numerous short stories, poems and articles.
From Monday 25th July 2016, tune in to Express FM 93.7 / DAB / Online every weekday morning and listen to Darren Gamblen on the morning breakfast show from 06:00 to find out how you can win an Audiobook copy of Access Denied!
The incredible true story of David E. Gates becoming a father then, after seven years, finding out his daughter wasn’t his.
Thought-provoking, honest, extraordinary, revealing. A damning indictment of the Child Support Agency and Family Courts.
A quite extraordinary true story.
“I haven’t reacted to a book like this since reading To Kill A Mockingbird. Don’t hesitate with this one. Just get it!” – Simon Arnold.
“I bought the book after hearing that David and I had a lot in common with regards to absent children that we desperately miss – having nightmare ex partner’s and also having to deal with the Child Support Agency. The book arrived Saturday morning and by the early hours of Sunday morning I had finished it as I didn’t want to put it down. David’s is a heart-breaking story and so honest and open he must be given a massive pat on the back. David told me if he can help others in a similar situation to him, then some good would have come out of his horrid situation. I’m still at the beginning of my battle with the CSA (at the appeal stage) but so many things David talks about in the book ring so true with my situation. Thank you, David as this book WILL help me and others. We may never come to terms with the heartbreak we suffer since losing our children at the hands of sociopaths – but if we can keep our heads above water financially, that will help us deal with day to day life and trying to get on with things. Recommended!” – Emma.
Access Denied – The incredible true story and first book from David E. Gates continues to get great reviews. Here are a few of the latest:
“Definitely one that was difficult to put down.” – Julie Wilson
“I was on holiday recently and took your book with me. I was amazed by both subject and content. Furthermore, I was enthralled by the story, which kept me gripped by its honesty and its forthright manner.” – Shelby Locke
“Great book… a very heart rending story.” – Claire Fletcher
“Brilliant book, sad story but all too true! From the corrupt dealings with the CSA we ourselves have been through for the last 10 years and a nasty bitter ex. Deffo recommend reading. Great read.” – Debbie Brown
“Made my skin go soggy…” – Another FIVE STAR review of Access Denied:
“I had a fleeting moment of disappointment when the comparatively happy start to the story quickly turned darker and more negative – I was beginning to think that I wanted to read more of the romance and good times before things started going wrong, but after a couple more pages, I was reminded that this was no fairytale, fictional story but a factual account of real people’s lives. I was very quickly gripped by the events that were unfolding – so much so that I was forced to put the book down only because my bath water was getting cold and my skin was going wrinkly. It inspired me to take more baths just so that I could continue reading. And even when you put the book down, you don’t forget what you’ve just read because your mind is trying to make sense of how government departments can be so incompetent and cause so much unnecessary anguish and heartache for people. My heart goes out to David and hope that the future will bring a long-awaited happy end to his story.”