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David Sakmyster

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David Sakmyster has been writing SF, Fantasy and Horror since he could read. While other fathers were reading Disney stories to their kids, his would wait until his mother was out of earshot, then treat him to some creepy classic from Edgar Allan Poe. Soon he was devouring H.P. Lovecraft tales, and moving on to King, Straub, Tolkien and everything else he could find to scare, thrill and amaze. And after closing each book he’d find time to dream that someday he’d try to do what they had done; and then he’d imagine that maybe someday he would help another kid stay up after a story, afraid to turn off the closet light.

After winning a creative writing award in High School, he went on to place several short stories, then his first novel, TWILIGHT OF THE FIFTH SUN, published by Dragon Moon Press. In 2005 he won second place in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writer’s of the Future Contest (for his story ‘The Red Envelope’ in volume XXIII), and he has published several dozen short stories since, in various venues.

THE BELHURST STORY was his first effort at non-fiction, although its focus remained rooted in the supernatural sightings occurring at this site in the Finger Lakes. It was a thrill to discover the historical roots behind the legends of ghosts and hidden treasure.

SILVER AND GOLD, an epic historical novel set in the Gold Rush Era, was published by Dragon Moon Press in August, 2009 and was a finalist in the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards.

THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE was published by Variance Press in 2010, and the sequel – THE MONGOL OBJECTIVE – should be out in 2011. Also two spin off short stories based on these characters are to be published in 2011 (including one inspired by ‘The Most Dangerous Game’).

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