David Stevens

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Read for free …

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

… you know you want to!

Christmas is coming, as I can tell from the 4.30pm sunset. O Southern Hemisphere, I miss you and your heatwave Christmas! A hot roast lunch with a side of cold prawns. Hot Christmas pudding, followed by pavlova with chilled fruit and cream. Everyone knows Jesus wasn’t born in winter …

I digress. If you are so interested, the following of my tales are available for your (free) reading pleasure. In the words of my father, don’t say I never give you anything. Just click on the titles to be transported to a winter wonderland (possibly of hell and suffering, but a wonderland nonetheless). All this by way of prelude to a new story being published in the next few days.

My Life as a Lizard

Some Corner of a Dorset Field that is Forever Arabia

This Neil Armstrong is not dead

The Big Reveal






Vale Crossed Genres

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2015 at 3:55 am

Farewell Crossed Genres Magazine! This month sees its last issue, and I am sorry to see it go.

I made my first professional sale to CG, of one of my personal favourite stories, ‘My Life as a Lizard’. (Left click on the link on the left to read it for free. You’ll feel better for doing it. Honestly.) There was of course the excitement of someone telling me they wanted to publish one of my stories, coming after many, many rejections. There was then the great pleasure of working with the extremely generous and encouraging Kelly Jennings, who was full of insightful suggestions aimed at improving my story. And after that, to see it in print, and not just that, but almost on the same day as I had a story appear in Aurealis magazine. It was an exciting time, and CG and Kelly gave me a real sense of validation. They even interviewed me.

The story was then (favourably) reviewed by Charlotte Ashley in her Clavis Aurea column in Apex, so naturally I thought reviews like that must just happen all the time. (In case you are wondering, they don’t! Not for me, anyway.) [The other two writers reviewed in that particular column were A. Merc Rustad and Charlie Jane Anders. Coincidentally, the three of us have stories in the new anthology, Love Hurts, which I say in all sincerity, you should check out.]

So, farewell CG, and my best wishes to all who sailed in her. Good luck to Bart Leib and Kay Holt, as well as Kelly. Thanks for the memories and the encouragement, and all of the interesting stories.

Crossed Genres Book 3

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Crossed Genres is about to release its third collection in book form, and I am delighted as it contains my story ‘My Life as a Lizard’, as well as an interview with me where I fail to be profound, but at least achieve pomposity (the state of being covered in volcano excrement, I think).

Love the ‘gator! Nearly as good as a goanna.

Crossed Genres 3rd Anthology

Crossed Genres 3rd Anthology

Review of “My Life as a Lizard”

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

There is a generous review of “My Life as a Lizard“, at Apex. Reading the review, I had a moment of “yeah, that’s what I meant,” and I am very grateful that someone read the story and took the time to be so thoughtful and articulate about it. Made my day.

“My Life as a Lizard” published

In publications on March 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Crossed Genres Magazine have very kindly included my story, My Life as a Lizard, in their latest edition, which is very exciting for me. If you are interested, click on the link to the story, which is also included on their website. Each month they have a New Author Spotlight, which is a short interview with a writer making their first professional level sale (based on the current SFWA pro rate level of 5c a word). This month the interview is with yours truly. If you would like to see me attempt to sound profound about something which I wrote because it entertained me, the link to that is here as well.

I hope that you enjoy my story.