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, along with numerous short stories, poems and articles.
My new Poetry Anthology, Realm of Rhyme, is coming soon.
Featuring poems, most of which are previously unpublished, including “Why Can’t a King Cry”, “The Queen”, “The Ode of Phineas Gage”, “Susanna M. Salter”, “The Mother of Angola”, “Mary Ann Bevan”, “Normandy” and “Remembrance”, plus many more.
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. The Wretched. A unique horror story, drawing inspiration from local folklore, set in and around Portsmouth.
“Yes indeed it was a good read that’s for sure. Even had two dreams about it. You wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.” – Helen Weaire.
“Fantastic read. Once I picked it up, could not put it down. Wanted to see what happened next. Expertly written – an excellent addition to the David E. Gates collection of recent stories. Totally recommend it.” – Amazon customer.
“I just finished reading this book a few days ago and as this is the first one I felt the need to review, I just wanted to say that it is nicely written and it is a book that every woman has to read it and lots of men will relate to it. David has been looking after his little girl as her Dad, since birth and for so many years him and his daughter have shared valuable moments of their lives. Despite the fact that the couple has been separated as soon as the baby was born, David has continue to support and love his little daughter and he still does it to the present day and time. David had the wright to know the truth but this has not changed any of his feelings for this little girl. Very moving poem at the end of the book, the most beautiful words have ever been said from a Dad to his beloved Daughter.
I wish things will work better for David and he will be reunited with his daughter for the fact that both are missing this valuable relationship and this girl is missing her dad, the only dad she ever had from her birth.”