Hi, I'm Dave. I write and grow plants. I'm married. I used to rock climb a lot. Back around 1996, I got an article on San Diego climbing published in Rock & Ice magazine. A few years later, I completed and published a climbing guidebook to San Diego climbing. Two more guidebooks were done by 2007. By then, I was ready to start writing novels. I've written 5 so far, the early ones weren't very good. Also, there was a collection of short stories. All the early fiction was in SF/horror. Around 2014 I switched to contemporary. I wrote a thriller called RICOCHET, about a young woman who becomes a secret agent/vigilante. I signed with Acorn Publishing (a hybrid kind of self-publishing) and the book was released in late 2016.
I'm currently doing the final polish on an adventure novel called THE SALAMANDER. It's about a young woman climbing guide with drug dependence that is tied to her inability to process bereavement over the loss of her father.
I've worked hard on the query, with the goal of finding an agent. I will post my query in hopes of receiving some useful feedback.
I look forward to chatting with some of you.