David Evans Writer
David Evans                                                    Writer

About me

My interest in writing goes back to my schooldays. However, it wasn't until I attended Creative Writing nightclasses over twenty years ago that I began to pursue my love of writing.  It took two years to produce the first draft of that first book. After initial approaches to agents and publishers, it languished in a drawer for several years before I discovered writers' conferences. That was like someone opening the blinds of a darkened room! The book was re-drafted and I began to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare the manuscript for submissions. But like everything in this sphere, things are so subjective.

In 2012, I finally gave up a successful career as a professional in the construction industry to try and achieve my aims of publishing my book.

In May 2012, I self-published a version of Trophies. The following year (2013) I gained a terrific boost with the follow-up novel, Torment, being short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger. Later, I obtained an agent and continued with the series, completing Talisman early last year.

In May 2016, I signed a publishing deal with Bloodhound Books who have now published all three books in the Wakefield Series so far.

TROPHIES, TORMENT and TALISMAN are now available in paperback and ebook formats. Audio versions of Trophies and Torment are also available with Talisman to follow.

Watch out for some exciting announcements later in the year.

Delighted to have my first foray into TV writing (only briefly) rewarded with 2nd Prize in the Pitch A TV Drama Competition at Winchester in June 2016. Pictured with Judith Heneghan, Director of the Winchester Writers' Festival.

(Photo courtesy of Rory Anderson.)



Trophies, Torment and Talisman

I'm very pleased to announce that after a short break all three books will be available in paperback and ebook format from 1st November 2018. The 4th in the series, TAINTED will be published in February 2019. More news on that later.

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