David A. Wimsett's novels and short stories follow characters of diverse genders, races, ethnicities and beliefs as they grow and have the opportunity to examine themselves and their place in the world on a deep level. His works include women’s fiction, epic fantasy, science fiction, contemporary issues and humour. The stories are filled with action, adventures, histories, lore and songs in which complex characters face realistic challenges in their lives that allow them to grow or diminish.
His books include the women’s historical novel Beyond the Shallow Bank with elements of Celtic mythology, Something on My Mind that explores a world where all contact is electronic and the epic fantasy series The Carandir Saga set in a multicultural world of gender equality consisting of Dragons Unremembered, Half Awakened Dreams and the final instalment Covenant With the Dragons.
His science fiction short story "Time and Tide" was published in The Absent Willow Review and short listed for their anthology. His urban short story "Shoot" won the Magelsforf Award for Writing Excellence. He was a runner-up in the Askance short story competition in Great Britain and a winner in the Writers ‘Federation of Nova Scotia’s Postcard Poetry Contest. The illustrated edition of Beyond the Shallow Bank won first place for Magic, Legend & Lore and third place for Historical Fiction at The BookFest Awards for the Spring of 2022. In the Autumn 2022 BookFest Awards, Covenant With the Dragons won third place for Literary Science Fiction & Fantasy and Honorable Mention for Epic Fantasy. He attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop for four consecutive years.
He is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Freelance Guild and the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia where he sits on the Writer's Council.
In addition to being an author, Mr. Wimsett is also an actor, director, musician, composer, videographer and professional photographer. He raised his son as a single parent and lives is in a rural Nova Scotia town near the sea. He teaches writing and spends time in online writing forums answering questions, giving advice and offering encouragement.
Visit his author's website at http://www.davidawimsett.com