Welcome to the official website of the author David Donaldson.
David is the author of the psychological thriller We Follow the Dying Light, released November 2017.
Formally educated in economics, finance and business management, David also has significant experience writing non-fiction. For several years he authored the website the Dismal Scientist. In addition to writing, David has self-published two board games and continues to lend his creativity to his personal and professional life. Originally from the Canadian East Coast he now lives with his family in Toronto.
How’s that working for ya?
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Knowledge without Sacrifice is Self-Deception
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Show don’t Tell – A writer’s rule, a rule for life
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Words in Confined Spaces
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The duality of Toughness and Kindness
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