David Eccles is an author who was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and he still lives there to this day.
Raised on a diet of pulp comic books, graphic novels, classic literature of all genres and contemporary fiction and horror, he always wanted to be a writer, but real life always seemed to get in the way, until recently.
After giving up his job in the security industry to care for his elderly father, he finally found time to realize his dream of becoming a writer and so began writing his first novel, which has yet to see the light, because floods of ideas for short fiction pieces kept coming to the fore of his mind and so for the immediate future, the novel has been put to one side.
After writing chapter two of a twenty-part episodic flash fiction project entitled Easter Bunny Apocalypse for author Ksenia Anske on her blog, he wrote The Teeth Police, which was featured by author and publisher James Roy Daley on his BOOKSoftheDEADPRESS website.
He had this to say about David: “I’ve been keeping my eye on David Eccles for a while now; he’s clearly one of the good guys. His flash fiction piece The Teeth Police is awesome, reminds me of early Stephen King. If you’ve read Night Shift you might know what I’m talking about.”
Author M.C. O’Neill says that David’s writing style reminds him of the writing of Necroscope author Brian Lumley.
The praise from authors goes on, and author and publisher James Ward Kirk recently accepted two of the stories presented here in this slim volume for inclusion in two of his anthologies. Doing It For JRD is currently available in the Sex, Drugs & Horror anthology, and Eyes is to be included in the forthcoming anthology Serial Killers Tres Tria. Both anthologies are published by James Ward Kirk Fiction.
All Sunshine Makes the Desert is due to be published later this year in Echoes of the Wasteland, an anthology of apocalyptic fiction stories based on a common theme. There will be at least twelve authors taking part in this venture which will hopefully raise money for a nominated charity.
David’s first book, a collection of fourteen flash fiction and short stories, Darke Times and Other Stories was published on July 14th 2013 and is available on Amazon and Smashwords.