My beautiful and inspiring 1905 Underwood No. 5

I'm a writer. I love to write.

I love stories. I love reading them, and I love telling them. Fiction is a great vehicle for telling lie after lie and getting away with it ... every day. Small wonder politicians write books. Seems a natural fit.

A story has to move me, and whether it makes me cower, cuddle, or curse, I need that emotional kick. To that end, I craft the best damn stuff that I can, writing my characters from the heart.

I have lots of inspiring heroes—some real, some not—that taught me what amounts to a whole darn lot.

Mozart taught me to listen.
Newton taught me to see.
Mitch Albom taught me to say so much in so little.
Clive Barker taught me to imagine—and then to imagine more.
Stephen King taught me the art of the story—how to lie your ass off and make them believe.
Frank Darabont taught me that the heart is enduring.
Sean Penn taught me to put my soul into my work.
James Cameron taught me that magic is real.
The Three Stooges taught me to laugh.
Jean-Luc Picard taught me to be a better human being.

And if I learned one thing from all of them, it’s this—keep your foot on the gas and your eye on the road. You’ll get there.

I get a real kick from design.

I'm a visual person. To me, it's all about the essence of the moment. How does a photograph, a line of dialogue or description, a cool book cover—make you feel in that instant? It's got to connect. I've done a lot of covers for myself and other authors, and it's a lot of fun.

Are you an author? I offer a range of professional services, from book cover design to e-book and print-book formatting. from as low as 55 bucks. Just sayin'.

Award-winning author David C. Cassidy is the twisted mind behind several chilling books of horror and suspense. An author, photographer, and graphic designer—and a half-decent juggler—he spends his writing life creating tales of terror where Bad Things Happen To Good People. Raised by wolves, he grew up with a love of nature, music, science, and history, with thrillers and horror novels feeding the dark side of his seriously disturbed imagination. He talks to his characters, talks often, and most times they listen. But the real fun starts when they tell him to take a hike, and they Open That Door anyway. Idiots.

A former software developer with a diploma in Computer Science, David lives and plays in Ontario, Canada. From Mozart to Vivaldi, classic jazz to classic rock, he feels naked without his iPod. Suffering from MAD—Multiple Activity Disorder—he divides his time between writing and workouts, photography and Photoshop, reading and rollerblading. An avid amateur astronomer, he loves the night sky, chasing the stars with his telescope. Sometimes he eats.

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