Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written seven collections of short stories and two novellas in the 7 years I have been writing speculative fiction. All of these are on Amazon.
I have been a regular contributor to the Antipodean SF, Beam Me Up Pod Cast, and Farther Stars Than These sites. I have also been published on Bewildering Stories, 365 Tomorrows, the WiFiles, and the former Golden Visions magazine.
I have written three sci-fi series: the 12 part “Alien Hunter” series for then Golden Visions Magazine in 2011/12, the “Trathh” series for the Beam Me Up Pod Cast site in 2012/13, and the “Human Hunter” series also for the Beam Me Up site in 2014/15.
Currently I am working on a new science fiction collection of short stories as yet unnamed.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Daughter of the High Lords and Other Speculative Fiction Stories” is my latest book published in July 2015. It is a collection of short stories so that no one story inspired it. Just a desire to write good science fiction.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do tend to use fragments a bit.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, and A E Van Vogt
What are you working on now?
A collection of short stories many of which have either recently been published on recognised sci-fi sites or will be published on recognised sites soon.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Well all but one of my e-books is enrolled in Amazon KDP Select and I find being able to make these free for 5 days in every 90 days is a valuable marketing tool.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t rush to self publish. Try hard to get a good publisher behind you.
What are you reading now?
Nothing right at the moment
What’s next for you as a writer?
Get published on a broader array of speculative fiction web sites. Get a publisher behind my next book.
What is your favorite book of all time?
No one single favourite.
Author Websites and Profiles
David Scholes Amazon Profile