David Estes

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April 13, 1981

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David Estes has written more than 30 science fiction and fantasy books. He loves chatting with his readers, all of whom he considers to be his friends. David lives in Hawaii with his beautiful Aussie wife, Adele, his asthmatic cat, Bailey, and his rambunctious sons, Beau and Brody.

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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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Lifemarked is LIVE!

Aloha from Hawaii!

At long last, Lifemarked, the 5th and final book in The Fatemarked Epic, is LIVE on Amazon.

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As many of you have noted in your reviews, this series is incredibly character driven, so it saddens me as much as you to see it come to an end. I've been living and breathing these complex characters for the last two years, so I almost feel like I'm cutting off one o... Read more of this blog post »
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Christine Hatfield David i don’t have your books and autograph one of your books and i’m doing pretty good and I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you right away and I’m sorry if I asked you twice about autographing your book and i’ll email you so we can chat about my request


message 671: by Jenia

Jenia Hey David, how are you?
I messaged you something on here, didn't want post it on here.
Have good day


message 670: by David

David Estes Brittany wrote: "Slip was both wondrous and awful to read as a Mother! I can't wait to read the rest of the Trilogy!"

Thanks so much Brittany! Slip is a very hard world for my characters to live in, but you've hit the nail on the head: the theme for the series is FAMILY :)


message 669: by Brittany

Brittany Slip was both wondrous and awful to read as a Mother! I can't wait to read the rest of the Trilogy!


message 668: by David

David Estes Hi Dustin! Me too, I was glad my friends list went back below the maximum so I could add you :)


message 667: by Dustin

Dustin Greetings, David!


I'm excited that we are now officially GR friends!!! Thank you!


message 666: by David

David Estes Christine wrote: "I was wondering if you can autograph your book called fire country and send it to me in the mail please"

Hi Christine! Great to hear from you :) Can you please email me at davidestesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com so we can chat about your request? Talk to you soon!


Christine Hatfield I was wondering if you can autograph your book called fire country and send it to me in the mail please


message 664: by Jenia

Jenia You Welcome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


message 663: by David

David Estes Thanks so much, Jenia!! I really appreciate it :) Have a great week!


message 662: by Jenia

Jenia I know your birthday not till Monday, but i decided wish you early one in case i get busy Monday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day will be filled with a lot of joy. You are wonderful writer and been amazing friend. Let your day be Magical.
Jenia.


message 661: by David

David Estes You too!! Have a good one :)


message 660: by Jenia

Jenia HAPPY EASTER TO YOU. Keep on writing!
Jenia


message 659: by David

David Estes Joey wrote: "David, I must say, the way you wrote The Country Saga and The Dweller books were amazing! I usually do not like to read books that have series where they change characters and story lines but I dec..."

Hi Joey! Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to send me this message, it really made my day! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the Dwellers/Country Saga and that you felt all different emotions throughout the story, that's exactly what I wanted :) I really appreciate all your support and I hope you enjoy my two newest series just as much or more!!! Keep in touch :)


message 658: by Joey

Joey David, I must say, the way you wrote The Country Saga and The Dweller books were amazing! I usually do not like to read books that have series where they change characters and story lines but I decided to give it a try. WOW! I am so glad that I did. The books were just amazing! I cried and laughed and felt everything. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to read such amazing books.


message 657: by Dean

Dean Pusell Cool brother :)))


message 656: by David

David Estes Aw you're most welcome, you too!!


message 655: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend David :)))


message 654: by David

David Estes I'm great, thanks! I'm stoked to have finally released Brew (Salem's Revenge, #1) by David Estes and Boil (Salem's Revenge, #2) by David Estes :)

How are you? Hope you're well!


Christine Hatfield Alright that's fine

How are you?


message 652: by David

David Estes Hi Christine! Thanks so much for your interest in a signed book! Do you already own a paperback of Fire Country that you want me to sign or do you want me to send you a signed copy of Fire Country? If you already have the paperback, I'd be more than happy to have you send it to me and then I can sign it and send it back. You would just have to pay for shipping on both ends.

If you don't already have the paperback and want me to send you a signed book, you'll have to wait until I do my next signing, which I'm planning for mid-November. Typically I take orders on signed books for about a week, and then do a bulk order of books which I sign and send to everyone who ordered.

Let me know which option you prefer and I look forward to signing your book!


Christine Hatfield David I was wondering if you can autograph your book called fire country please


message 650: by David

David Estes No worries, thanks for accepting!!


message 649: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the add.


message 648: by David

David Estes Of course I remember that! LOL


Bookgeek_zah Oh dear ahhaha!

Aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi hahaha
Do u remember that^
:D


message 646: by David (last edited Aug 08, 2014 02:08AM)

David Estes I'm excellent! How are you? Well, I'm excellent except for the two hurricanes heading for where we live in Hawaii lol!!


Bookgeek_zah Hi David,
I haven't been on here for ages! How are you?


message 644: by David

David Estes You're welcome, thank you :)


message 643: by Marie

Marie Thanks for the request doll. :)


message 642: by David

David Estes You're most welcome and thank you!


message 641: by Jenia

Jenia Thank you! I managed get some writing in. This sat i am flying out to montana to see family(taking a vacation) should be nice since i never been there. I need a vacation, kids been bit out control lately lol. I can't wait to read your new novel!


message 640: by David

David Estes You're most welcome!!


message 639: by David

David Estes Hi! Things are going great, just finished a new book which is a sequel to one I'm looking for a publisher for :)

Good luck with work and conquering the writer's block!


message 638: by Jenia

Jenia Hey
Just seeing how you doing. I still work in summer, just less kids but still pretty busy. How's the writing going? I have bit of writer's block but still trying write something.

Have great weekend
Jenia


message 637: by David

David Estes Aww you're so welcome, Erin! Thanks for accepting :) Oh wow, that's such a cool coincidence that you have one of my books! Ooh, I really hope you enjoy it, it's so nice meeting you :)


message 636: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the request. I was kinda shocked when I sas that you had written the moon dweller series, the fist book has been sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust for some time now and I can't wait to read it.


message 635: by David

David Estes Aww you're so welcome!! Thank YOU for accepting the request and for being such a fun, cool reader :) I'm basically just a reader myself, who happens to write too, so I love being a part of the book community here. My wife and I love Mexico, so cool that you live there. Greetings from Hawaii :)


Monserrat Woohoo!! Thanks for the friend request David! :D
It's always great to find a really nice author that enjoys being in touch with his readers.

Greetings from Mexico :)


message 633: by David

David Estes Good! How are you?


message 632: by David

David Estes Well done, keep up the good work!


message 631: by Jenia

Jenia Hey
How you been? So know book i started while back. Forever Promises. I re wrote it bit and it's now 92 pages. I'm trying not edit it too much, not till i finish it. Or never will.

Hope your writing going well.
Jenia


message 630: by David

David Estes Awesome! I'll see you around the group :)


message 629: by Daniel

Daniel Hi David, I finished Independent Study. You can check out my review on my shelf if you wish, and we can talk about it on the YA Dystopian Book Club. :)


message 628: by David

David Estes No worries, thanks for accepting and popping by!


message 627: by Kerr

Kerr Hi,
Thank you for the friend request ( :
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message 626: by David

David Estes Hi Daniel, thanks so much for your interest in The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1) by David Estes :) The easiest and least expensive way to get The Moon Dwellers is via ebook on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks or Smashwords :) Unfortunately, the only way to get the paperback is on Amazon.com which ships from the U.S. The book is not in bookstores, but it has found its way into a number of Canadian libraries, so you might want to check your library's listings online. If your local library doesn't carry my books, you can request that they stock them, as my books are in the catalogue for Canadian libraries.

Hope this helps and I really hope you're able to read The Moon Dwellers and the entire Dwellers and Country Sagas!


message 625: by Daniel

Daniel Hi David,
Moon Dwellers has an ingriguing premise, and I would like to give it a go, but I don't know where to find it in Canada.
Wondering if you knew how I could get my hands on this book without overpaying for shipping from the US.
Thanks.


message 624: by David

David Estes No way, too cool! I love when it falls on a Friday ;)


message 623: by Julie

Julie Hey I just noticed we have the same birthday :)


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