My goal as a writer is to create characters, scenes, and stories that are so real that when my characters feel, YOU feel. I put emotional landscape over all other description because seeing the world my characters see is less important to me than feeling what it means to be there.


David Wilson-Burns is an experienced and versatile writer and software engineer who was recently published by Kentstead Media, but who has been an indie writer for many years. Although he leans heavily toward literary fiction, he has also written comedy, horror, satire, personal essays, mystery, spiritual guides, a software engineering blog, and a travel blog.

Readers in the United States, Canada, UK, and Australia have described his writing as “beautifully dark”, “evocative and lyrical”, “gritty and real”, “darned amusing”, “freaking hilarious”, “Fantastic and powerful”, “Bloody excellent”, and “Utterly brilliant”

“Burns is a very good writer.  His characters are so alive, so engrossing.  The emotions are very powerful.  His writing is potent…very strong, very dynamic.” – Joy Hampton, author of True Beauty

“Burns’s prose has a beautiful, poetic rhythm to it that pulls the readers in and carries them along the journey of each story.” – flash fiction writer Danielle LaPaglia

“Burns manages to invoke deep emotion in such a short passage. It is quite beautiful” – Lisa Fox, romance novelist

“So very dark and lascivious and lots of psychological depth”- Adam Byatt, author of the blog The Fullness of Brevity

“His writing is funny, original, and ultimately, beautiful.  It’s not often a story makes me smile and giggle, and also makes me cry.’ — Fiona Gregory, editor of The Web Fiction Guide