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…

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…

First Words

A unique collection of more than 40 previously unpublished short stories, scripts, poems and film reviews from the author of Access Denied, The Roots of Evil and Omonolidee. Buy First Words – Kindle & Paperback Available in all other formats at all good online bookstores.