The Wretched makes the semi-finals!

My horror novel, set in Portsmouth, called The Wretched, has made it to the semi-finals of the AuthorsDB 2017 Cover Contest! I still need more votes to get it to the finals… please vote HERE To BUY, you can find it in Paperback here on Amazon and in all eBook formats at Smashwords and all other…

Bah Humbug!

Fed up of the excitement, false as it is, of companies and people “celebrating” Christmas way too early (some are advertising it and “looking forward to it” as far back as August!), I wrote the following poem which will feature in the second anthology of short stories and poetry coming in 2018. Bah Humbug! Christmas…

Why Amazon search is bad for your business.

Amazon recently changed their search engine parameters and the results are pretty dreadful. Whilst not perfect, before a couple of months ago, when entering “David E. Gates” as a search string, it would invariably return most of my publications on the first page. At best, I now only see my author page as the second…

Access Denied – Abridged Excerpt

After meeting and having a fairly turbulent relationship, Meg tells David she’s pregnant. Overjoyed at becoming a father for the first time, David is ecstatic. Meg gives birth to Kelly and after loving and adoring his daughter for seven and a half years, David finds out she isn’t his. David’s story and the effect this…