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I’m usually an even-keeled person. Some have called me aloof. Sometimes it seems like I don’t care about things. I like to think I’m just thoughtful; that I find myself contemplating more than reacting. I try not to react to things I can’t control by getting upset, instead I look for solutions. It’s an outlook that has gotten me through life with little confrontation or turmoil. But there’s another side. One I have no control over. When it comes to anticipation all bets are off. Since I was little, I’ve had a problem with controlling my anticipation. It started with...

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Click the link below and enter to win one of 10 copies of Shady Place being given away on Goodreads! Goodreads Book Giveaway Shady Place by David A. Byrne Giveaway ends April 09, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

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In the spring of 2016 I decided I was going to write and publish my first novel, Shady Place. It was an idea that was over a decade kicking around in my head until it spilled onto the page as a screenplay and then finally toward the end of the year the words “The End” appeared on the screen. Along the way I had the brilliant idea of submitting to one of the many writing contests that pop up in my email. “Submit the first 50 pages of your manuscript for the chance to be published or optioned into a...

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With a special thanks to Jason Fragale, the cover for Shady Place has been completed and is currently awaiting approval. Next step will be approving a hard copy proof ahead of release.

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