David Crawford

Carleton Place, Ontario
Creative Design, Publisher, Reader, Writer
Literary Goals:
To entertain people with my stories

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About Me

My name is David Andrew Crawford and I was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada but moved to Ontario when I was a child. I studied psychology at Carleton University and then went in pursuit of a degree in Computer Science at Algonquin College until finally settling on web designing and development as a career choice.

Shortly thereafter, my father passed away and I delved back into one of my passions, reading fantasy novels, to help take my mind off the loss of my father. Several years passed and in a passing conversation with my mother, I was urged to write a story about the character I had made as a child playing Dungeons and Dragons. I dreamed of being an author and bringing to life all the crazy things my mind could come up with. So, I (lost my mind) decided to leave my fulltime job and began writing the story of Dark Solus in my little mobile trailer that had an indoor waterfall (the waterfall being a huge hole in my roof).

On January 27, 2011 my novel ‘Dark Solus An Assassin’s Tale’, the first novel in the Dark Saga Series, was published. My novel won 3 awards in the Fantasy genre in contests held in the United States. In February 2012 I won 2nd place in the Written Art Awards and in August 2012 I won Bronze in the Readers Favorite. I got notification April 15, 2013 that I won 1st Finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards.

This is the second novel in the series, ‘Demon Raider The Death Stalker’ and it continues on with the Dark Saga series. Now with the first leg of his quest over, the second book, Demon Raider, the Death Stalker, starts out with Dark finally finding himself in the Dwarven City of Duergar, an instrument of revenge, seeking redress for wrongs done to him and his family as he begins to set his plan for vengeance in motion. Aided by the powerful artifact, the Eye of Dagda, he enters the city under the guise of Giacomo, the Jester and sets out to destroy the Halflings’ Guild and its leader Sneak Longfoot, the Grand Master of the Guild.

Dark, using all his skill as an assassin and his powerful arsenal of magical items, causes murder and mayhem throughout the fortified City of the Dwarves. One by one the leaders of the Guilds and their followers will pay for the injustice carried out to his parents. Then and only then will Dark have peace in the knowledge that his parents have been avenged and all those responsible have paid with their very lives.

I still live in Canada in the small hamlet of Innisville with my two dogs Ares, the friendly giant and Ariel, the little princess, both five year old Rottweilers.

Additional Information

I am an entrepreneur and an environmentalist and for the next few months I will be working around my home getting it ready to sell. Once fall and winter approaches I will be back writing my third novel.

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