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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.Β 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.

 

 

 


About to go on your beach #vacation to escape #winter's chill?

Don't forget to bring a copy of my #thriller, We Follow the Dying Light.

Paperback on sale for only $5.

Be prepared, wear sunscreen. You may spend 8 straight hours with it out in the sun.

https://t.co/oZYwK2Qsgo

About to go on your beach vacation to escape winter's chill?

Don't forget to bring a copy of my thriller, We Follow the Dying Light.

Paperback on sale for only $5.

Be prepared, wear sunscreen. You may spend 8 straight hours with it out in the sun.

https://t.co/NM0FFYNJRy

Hey #WritingCommunity what's the best compliment you've gotten about one of your books?

I want to hear all about what puts a smile on your face and keeps you motivated.

For me it's all the people who finished the book in a weekend because they couldn't put it down!

You should write books, they said. You're really good at it, they said. But what they didn't say was that I would need: a PhD in Marketing/PR, a skin as thick as an elephant with calluses, the patience of a saint, and the determination of Tom Hanks in the movie Castaway! 😫

The duality of Toughness and Kindness

"You ought ta be kind, but ya gotta be tough." Being tough and being kind, strong but thoughtful, resilient yet careful. They're two sides of the same coin- both essential to quality of life.

New blog post is live!

https://t.co/lUrFkd3fkV
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
The duality of Toughness and Kindness

"You ought ta be kind, but ya gotta be tough." Being tough and being kind, strong but thoughtful, resilient yet careful. They're two sides of the same coin- both essential to quality of life.

New blog post is live!
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
Here is Chapter 1 of a book I've been thinking about writing for close to ten years. It's a prequel to the story line for a board game prototype I designed- a strategy game called Ryth whose bugs I never quite solved before life went in a different direction.

It's all you'll get for a while since it's behind 3 other projects in the work-in-progress queue. Nevertheless, I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's taking all of my willpower not to write more.

http://www.daviddonaldson.ca/2019/01/10/the-fringe/
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
Writing books is great, but this plot issue I'm trying to sort out is kicking my ass.
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
If you're looking for a great gift for the reader in your life, do I have the book for you... Message me for a signed copy!
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
Sometimes life imitates art. If you were curious what the sequel to We Follow the Day Light is about, look no further than this article. I was struggling with how to resolve a plot issue in the 4th draft and inspiration delivered it to my doorstep.

It's hard to believe this is real life. Now take this story and imagine if the police had the power of a machine like PTER to crack this case wide open.

May 4th, 2019 folks. Stay tuned.

https://twitter.com/globalnews/status/1067000483343028224?s=19
David Donaldson - Author
Globalnews.ca on Twitter
β€œThe Global News #FentanylNarcosCanada series investigates how gangs in Canada use real estate to launder their money. MORE: https://t.co/1CMRfYhDrs launder suspected drug money in real estate https://t.co/BYT3VH2lA3”
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David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson will be joined by Sunny Wishart of A la Carte Financial, Barb Griffin of Drop of Colour Wardrobe Consulting as well as tons of other local vendors at the Lakeside Public School Christmas Shopping Night in Ajax on Friday November 30th from 5:45 till 8:15. Drop in for a visit and get some of your gifts taken care of this year. Plus there is a raffle for a basket which will include a copy of We Follow the Dying Light.

Did I mention we'll have a hundred assorted Lindt chocolates at our table including flavors like Candy Cane, Snowman, Peppermint Cookie, Gingerbread as well as the classics. You know, in case you were on the fence.