The spectrum of emotion, the vagaries of human existence, coupling the virtuous with the absurd—these possibilities keep my mind in overdrive.
Finding the virtues of human nature is not possible without digging through the endless strata of abnormality.
Good stories do not only open minds; they can change the world, lifting
Abandoned in the Dark
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David began his literary journey in 2007. He remembers the precise moment when he was overcome by the urge to be creative, to pick up pen and paper, and set free a backlog of ideas and imagery. Being a lifelong fan of movies, the inspiration—the raw materials—had always been inside him, eager to sprout. He thought, Why not use his ongoing obsession with cinema to attain an understanding of how stories are told, and find his own voice? Soon after that initial spark fueled his passion, David started writing seriously and within months had compiled a sizable catalogue: stories depicting real-life darkness, drama, and intensity. Blood Works, his first collection of short fiction, was published in 2008 by Arctic Wolf Publishing—an accomplishment which brought about various exciting opportunities: book signings, benefits for animal welfare, benefits to help libraries raise funds, speaking engagements designed to encourage aspiring writers, and much, much more.
Another big break in 2008: David was contacted by screenwriter/director David L. Jackson. Jackson had seen some of his work on the Internet, liked his style and content, and expressed interest in collaboration. David Jackson took Boyle’s story “Blindsided” and turned it into a 20-minute film. “Blindsided” was accepted at the Small Town Film Festival in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, and premiered around Halloween 2008.
Realizing the importance of steady learning and improvement, David remained focused on mastering the art of storytelling: sharpening his writing skills, diversifying his craft, and making use of his impulses, which to him means writing about whatever comes to mind, regardless of a manuscript’s marketability. This adherence to the fundamentals and to developing a strong work ethic gave him tremendous pleasure and determination. So he challenged himself creatively by branching out, distinguishing himself from his peers, and writing and publishing non-horror stories, essays, articles, aphorisms, reviews, interviews, poetry, and analysis. David prides himself on being a versatile writer, not just a mainstream fiction writer, not just a horror writer—although he has never forgotten that his affinity for quality horror encouraged him to pursue writing and, as a result, he published another collection of dark fiction, Abandoned in the Dark (AuthorMike Ink Publishing), in 2012.
A voracious reader, David enjoys a wide range of literature, especially the works of Joseph Conrad, Raymond Carver, Thomas Mann, Somerset Maugham, Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, John Updike, James Baldwin, Irwin Shaw, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Cheever, Henry James, and Willa Cather, among countless others; his favorite magazines are National Geographic and Smithsonian; his favorite spoken-word artist is the late George Carlin, whom he considers a master of language and insight and a genius in the performing arts. Even though the film is over three decades old, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is still his biggest horror influence. Along with John Carpenter, David enjoys the creations of filmmakers Edward Burns, Wes Craven, Alexandre Aja, James Cameron, John Hughes, Rob Reiner, Adam McKay, The Farrelly brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, and many others.