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Author of 14 popular YA dystopian and post-apocalyptic books including:

-The Dwellers Saga and the Country Saga. Voted books to read if you enjoyed the Hunger Games on Buzzfeed and Listopia.

-Salem's Revenge trilogy- the witch apocalypse begins!

-Slip Trilogy- "Someone must die before another can be born..."

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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his lif
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David Estes Great question, Katy! The first three Dwellers Saga books (The Moon Dwellers, The Star Dwellers, The Sun Dwellers) are completely separate from the…moreGreat question, Katy! The first three Dwellers Saga books (The Moon Dwellers, The Star Dwellers, The Sun Dwellers) are completely separate from the three Country Saga books (Fire Country, Ice Country, Water & Storm Country). That means you can read either series first, or even skip back and forth, whichever you prefer ;)

However, BEFORE reading the 7th and final book (The Earth Dwellers) in the combined series, you'll want to have read the first six books in their entirety as the last book combines characters and plotlines from both series into an epic finish!!

Hope this helps and I hope you enjoy the series!!(less)
David Estes Hi Em, so nice to hear from you! Choosing which books to read is a very personal decision, so there's no pressure at all to read my books :) It all…moreHi Em, so nice to hear from you! Choosing which books to read is a very personal decision, so there's no pressure at all to read my books :) It all depends on what types of books you like to read. My Dwellers Saga (first book is The Moon Dwellers) and Country Saga (first book is Fire Country) is a YA dystopian adventure that takes place in a futuristic world where most of the population has been forced underground. Buzzfeed included The Dwellers Saga in its list of "15 Series to Read if You Enjoyed The Hunger Games" here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalder...

So if that's the sort of thing you enjoy to read, you can give The Moon Dwellers or Fire Country a try. If not, no worries at all!

My newest series, Salem's Revenge (first book is Brew), is a YA post-apocalyptic/fantasy trilogy about witches taking over the world. It borders a little on horror, but also has a fair bit of comedy in it as well as a magical dog! So if you like witches and post-apocalyptic books, you might enjoy this one too :) If not, I completely understand.

Thanks again for your question and for considering my books!(less)
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I am a writer. Although it started out as a casual thing, I became so obsessed with creating stories that I turned my fun hobby into a career, quitting my day job as an operational risk manager to pursue my lifelong dream of being a real author. With the creation of ebooks, anyone who writes can also easily be published, something that allowed me to find... Read more of this blog post »
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“My dad used to say the definition of stupidity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Or maybe that was the definition of crazy.”
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“Make every misadventure an adventure.”
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“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. -Day”
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“My dad used to say the definition of stupidity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Or maybe that was the definition of crazy.”
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“He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. 'It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
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Nicole Hey David! Books look great, right in my genera!
Australia..... oh how cool, it's on my bucket list, I want to see your country and reef, and I want to swim with your sharks!

Thanks for accepting the friendship!


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David Estes Nicole Marie wrote: "Hey David! Books look great, right in my genera!
Australia..... oh how cool, it's on my bucket list, I want to see your country and reef, and I want to swim with your sharks!

Thanks for accepting ..."


Hi Nicole,
I really hope you enjoy my books! Australia is an amazing place. I grew up in the US and then moved to Australia, met my wife, and started writing books. I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. If any of your friends like books like mine, let them know about me as I am just starting out and trying to become a full time author. Thanks!!


Nicole David wrote: "Nicole Marie wrote: "Hey David! Books look great, right in my genera!
Australia..... oh how cool, it's on my bucket list, I want to see your country and reef, and I want to swim with your sharks!
..."



Sounds Good! I am a very passionate reader and a web developer, I work with Indie Authors all the time and love to spread the word about a new find! I've got somewhere over 400 goodreads friends now and a to-read bookshelf of over 300 books, lol. Between Beata reading and web work I just have to stick it into my read schedule somewhere, may have to squeeze a bit!
;-)

I know quite a few bloggers as well, how do you feel about offering the first in your series for reviews?


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David Estes Nicole Marie wrote: "David wrote: "Nicole Marie wrote: "Hey David! Books look great, right in my genera!
Australia..... oh how cool, it's on my bucket list, I want to see your country and reef, and I want to swim with ..."


Yeah, I'm the same. My stack of books from the library and the used bookstore is a mile high!

That sounds awesome, Nicole Marie. I am definitely happy to make the first book in my trilogy available to any book bloggers you know. I will send you a message with the coupon code for Smashwords.com, so they can download the e-book for free.
Funny you mention book bloggers, I am actually just sitting in my apartment right now looking at the zillions of book bloggers that there are and trying to decide who to ask to review my book! So I really appreciate your help in contacting a few that you know :) Thanks again


Mary-ann WOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW....so many books..are those books your collections?


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David Estes Mary-ann wrote: "WOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW....so many books..are those books your collections?"

Haha, sorry, I am sort of new to Goodreads so I have a lot of books to add to my books! I have been reading about 2 books a week for as long as I can remember :) After I add all of these I should only be adding 1 or 2 per week going forward oops!


Mary-ann Hehe...same here..actually i signed up last year but only now I got active.Hmm.. those books on the shelves in your photo's background, are those your collections?
I love them..wish i have shelves as full of books as that...:(


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David Estes Mary-ann wrote: "Hehe...same here..actually i signed up last year but only now I got active.Hmm.. those books on the shelves in your photo's background, are those your collections?
I love them..wish i have shelves ..."


I don't usually keep very many books because my apartment is too small, so I either take them back to the library or used bookstore :) The first three pictures with the angel wings I definitely have in my collection though because I wrote them! LOL


Mary-ann Wow great!! I'll try to grab copies of that..are those out in the market already? what else do you write aside from fantasy stories? Guess I will have to add you to my list of favorite authors..hehehe


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David Estes Mary-ann wrote: "Wow great!! I'll try to grab copies of that..are those out in the market already? what else do you write aside from fantasy stories? Guess I will have to add you to my list of favorite authors..he..."

Wow, thanks, I would really like to hear what you think about my trilogy! Yes, they are already out (just released them a couple of weeks ago). You can find them on Amazon.com in print, and anywhere e-books are sold (Kindle, iBooks, Barnes&Nobles.com, Diesel, Smashwords.com, etc.)

I also write children's books. I have written four children's books but they are currently being reviewed by a publisher so I am hoping they like them!


Mary-ann Oh, really? Congratulations then for the new released novels..Can't wait to have copies of them..I would love to include your books in my shelves. :)..And for your children's book, i know the publisher will like them and soon will be released also..hehehe..i just have confidence in you..i have a feeling that you can write an amazing stories..Good Luck to you and your wife for your success..^_^


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David Estes Mary-ann wrote: "Oh, really? Congratulations then for the new released novels..Can't wait to have copies of them..I would love to include your books in my shelves. :)..And for your children's book, i know the publi..."

Thanks Mary-ann!


Mary-ann Welcome..I never dream of meeting authors online..Now I'm glad i got active in this site cause I was able to meet one (you)...it is really my great pleasure to know you..^_^


Aria (The Whimsical Reader) hey david! =)
Thanks for adding me.


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David Estes Sandeelovesbooks wrote: "hey david! =)
Thanks for adding me."


You're very welcome, thanks so much for accepting and for reading my books :)


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Sangita Thanks for adding me!
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David Estes Sangita wrote: "Thanks for adding me!
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No worries, I think your review was awesome!!


Julie(Reading By The Beach) Thanks for adding me, David!


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David Estes Julie(Reading By The Beach) wrote: "Thanks for adding me, David!"

No worries, thanks for accepting Julie!


Martha (Still here...I think) Thanks for the add :D OMG! I've read some books with cliff-hanger endings but THAT ENDING has me worried - seriously!


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David Estes Hehehe, no worries Martha, enjoy Demon Evolution :)


Beatrice Thanks for the add Mr. David! :) Happy reading :)


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David Estes No worries, thanks for accepting Beatrice. I'll see you around the group message boards. And happy reading to you too!


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Lucy Thanks for adding me David :)


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David Estes Thanks for accepting Lucy!!


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Lucy :D Anytime :)


message 27: by Aprille

Aprille Hey, thanks for the add :)


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David Estes No worries, thanks so much for accepting!


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Maria First of all thank you so much for the add. Second i just wanted to post something : I know Easter is coming for us next week BUTTTT my laptop is fixed and i can finally take it with me in my vacations to Angel Evolution (The Evolution Trilogy, #1)I know i know this is such a off topic but i just wanted to let you know lol =)


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David Estes Not off topic at all Maria, that's awesome!! Can't wait to hear what you think and so glad you accepted my friend invite :)


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Maria David wrote: "Not off topic at all Maria, that's awesome!! Can't wait to hear what you think and so glad you accepted my friend invite :)"

Oh man sorry for all the typos but typing from phone is always messy i just notice i forgot some words in the sentense sorry =(


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David Estes Lol no worries, I hate typing on my phone too, I always stuff it up. Plus autocorrect does some weird things!


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Maria David wrote: "Lol no worries, I hate typing on my phone too, I always stuff it up. Plus autocorrect does some weird things!"


Please just lets shall not touch the autocorrect issue seriously ha ha! Btw i was reading the blog yesterday about writing the emotions And i so agree with most things you said. I wasn't able to comment thats all =)


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David Estes Aww thanks for the feedback, it was one of my favorite blogs to write :)


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Colleen Happy Easter, thanks for the request. Please visit be his fan and once you've enjoyed his music Like all his pages & pass his link on. : )
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Maria David wrote: "Aww thanks for the feedback, it was one of my favorite blogs to write :)"

Your profile is full of my comments sorry. No i really mean it,it was beautiful and well said but the real question is write a book by emotion because you are faking it and you want to gain readers this way or maybe because its just the way you are as a writer and you write by emotion? Not sure if you got what i mean but i have to say that the say happens as wells with people who review books.


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David Estes Colleen wrote: "Happy Easter, thanks for the request. Please visit be his fan and once you've enjoyed his music Like all his pages & pass his link on. : )
www.reverbnation.com/bludfang"


Happy Easter to you too!!


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David Estes Maria wrote: "David wrote: "Aww thanks for the feedback, it was one of my favorite blogs to write :)"

Your profile is full of my comments sorry. No i really mean it,it was beautiful and well said but the real..."


Yes, I think it is very important that the writer truly feels and means the emotion. I think most readers are smart enough to see right through false emotion. At least I hope they are!!


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Maria I am not trying to be smart on you i am just saying that the emotions subject might be tricky in general. I just think the best sellers writers use this formula alot.. But thats another story. I am just a reader who can notice some things and all the reviews are by heart and what i trully believe (i am rambling right?)


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David Estes No worries Maria, I agree with you for sure!


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Maria David wrote: "No worries Maria, I agree with you for sure!"

Sorry again! :( the next time i will comment would be about the book etc x


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Aura It is nice to meet you, David. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel of Divergent either! See you around


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David Estes You too Aura, thanks for accepting my friend invite and we'll have to chat about Insurgent after it comes out :)


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Ellie Hey David! Thanks for the add :) I love your work and your books are amazing! Keep up the good work!


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David Estes Aww, thanks Ellie, and thanks for accepting!!


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Lucinda Dear David,
I would like to thank you for being my friend on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where i am able to converse with likeminded people both readers & authors. Thank you for also noticing that i have recently just joined the 'I Love YA books' group, as i am a huge fan of YA fiction & this particular genre. I happened to notice that we have quite a few books in common and so feel free to discuss any type of literature at any time, (glad you are a Tolkien fan!). Thank you once again,
Lucinda Xx


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David Estes No worries, thanks for accepting my friend invite Lucinda, I look forward to getting to know you :)


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Sadie Forsythe David, thanks for the friend invite. As a aside I lived in El Paso for a little while when I was a kid. My main memory is watering the lawn everyday and nothing growing. Look forward to getting to 'know' you.


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David Estes Hi Sadie!! Lol small world and great story! My mom told me about my grandfather smashing tarantulas on the playground with his army boots, ha! Speak soon!


Jordan Thanks for the add!


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