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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General Delivery, Back From 'Nam

Back from Vietnam to small town John Day Oregon, Nick struggles with survivor's guilt from a firefight and tries to pick up his life again, when he is shocked by the wink of an eccentric and flashy girl in an old MG with an albino crow. He tries for days to find her and thinks he might have imagined the scene. He goes to the post office daily for letters from Charlie, a buddy in Saigon who lost a leg, and is helped there by Smith, a plain looking postal worker.