Fly By Night – Chapter 2: Part 1

Passion There are many ways to say I love you.There are many ways to say I care about you.Many ways, many ways,Many ways to say I love you. Fred Rogers, There are Many Ways Fly By Night Home Daniel sits in his car, keys in the ignition, eyebrows furrowed, thinking. Is it really as simple …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 1

(2007) I stepped outside my favorite pub near Union Square for a smoke, belly full of bangers and mash. I was used to the cold, damp fog of the Bay Area by then, and there was no shortage of it that night. I had just taken my first long, after dinner drag when a teenage …

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A Whiff of Life and Death available for pre-order!!!!

I am so excited to announce the publication of my book, "A Whiff of Life and Death" with Kentstead Media!  I know that you will enjoy it!  It also makes me happy that $2 of every sale goes to shelter the homeless. This is what Kentstead has to say: "This book by David Wilson-Burns is …

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And now for the exciting conclusion of Bay City Runaway!

I was waiting outside when Kyra arrived in her beat-up Nissan Sentra. She pulled up next to me, rolled down the window, and said, “Get in. Oh shit, James. Have you seen your face?” she asked, “And are you drunk?” “I just want to get her out of there. Go! Go! Go!” “Where are we …

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Bay City Runaway in Paperback

David Wilson-Burns, author of Whiff and My Wife Says I’m Complicated, offers his gritty and emotionally potent debut novel, Bay City Runaway, a story of two runaways finding each other in their escape from abuse and tragedy. James, a thirty-something software wiz with a drinking problem, runs away to San Francisco to escape a tragedy …

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Whiff and The Smell Collector

Still my most popular stories, Whiff: A Novella and The Smell Collector are certainly still available to read for free online. "The Smell Collector" was a serial I published many years ago.  It is a whimsical and quirky story of a man with limited social skills and an extraordinary sense of smell.  For a full blurb …

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula [audible] Review

I've read this book several times, but this is my first listening experience with it. I've never been satisfied with any other portrayal of the Count, but the original Bram Stoker novel. What brings me back to it over and over is the old world experience, especially Harker's journey to Transylvania. There were some oddities …

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Excerpt from my upcoming novel “Belly of the Church”

This would be his last church.  He had been retired for 14 years, but he had remained a part of the Presbytery’s life’s blood until the day he died; chairing committees, helping fledgling churches, helping struggling churches.  A man like Reverend Horace Glover could never really retire. He was tireless in his duty, his love, …

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