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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. 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.

 

 

 


Inside Out might be a perfect movie. Watching it again with my son. Funny, sad, exciting, innovative premise. It has something for everyone in the family. No matter how old you are, you have to watch this movie!

@pixar @PixarInsideOut @Disney #movies #TGIF

Getting offended by people getting offended is so meta.

Getting offended by people getting offended that you got offended opens a wormhole to another dimension where your only companion is an endless stream of cat videos. https://t.co/0L7nsp9uIc
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Drag your brand in five words.

Mine would be: Pretty people doing interesting murders.

I'll take this over Drake seven days a week. https://t.co/eOMoS48sQy
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"Baby Shark" debuts in Billboard #Hot100's top 40 https://t.co/ZiQ0NE9ixj https://t.co/wToM4MtClf
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
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“The 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.
David Donaldson - Author
David Donaldson - Author
Beer and Books - a journey stranger than fiction

Folks, I'm looking to organize one or more Beer and Books events. Essentially it would be an opportunity for local authors to team up with Craft Breweries and do an author showcase. Attendees get to hear readings and a panel discussion with the authors while enjoying craft beer in a fun social setting. Depending on how it works, there might be a way to arrange a situation where if you buy a book you get a free beer.

If you happen to know anyone who owns or manages a craft brewery in the GTA, particularly in the Durham region, I'd really appreciate if you could connect the two of us. I think there's a great opportunity here for everyone involved.

Stay tuned!