David H Fears

I am a writer and historian who came to the former rather late in life, writing four volumes "Mark Twain Day By Day." Just before I got into the Twain writing, I began writing short stories, a few of which morphed into a hardboiled private eye detective novel (Mike Angel Series). After studying hundreds of such books, and admiring Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane's work, I wrote four of them--and oh! how much fun they were to write. There are now NINETEEN in the series and I'm taking a break for an undetermined time. #19, "Dark Vigil" may be the last. We shall see.

 

I also studied composition theory, and read thousands of short stories. I taught writing at two for-profit colleges. Like Mark Twain, I love cats, am father to 3 girls, and am a Portland Or, native who has lived in various parts of the country. During a break after # 11 in the Mike Angel Mystery series, I wrote and published "Self-Edit Your Novel," a 124 page in-depth look at self-editing. I'm now taking a break from all things Mark Twain and all things Mike Angel.

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David's Book Talk Radio Club Podcasts

Interview 10 March 2017

DavidHFears 10Mar17 - Book Talk Radio Club
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The Mysterious "O" Letters

Bill lived alone with his dog Ahab in a grand old house in the woods that his Uncle and late Father built in the 1930s. After Uncle Orville left him with a half-remodeled house and a leaky roof, Bill began receiving letters signed "O" containing clues that only his Uncle would have known. He remembered ghost stories his uncle used to tell about visits in the remote woods.