David Lee Summers

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David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers. He is the author of eleven novels including The Solar Sea, Owl Dance, and The Astronomer's Crypt. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, The Martian Wave, Star*Line and The Santa Clara Review. He has edited the science fiction and fantasy magazine, Tales of the Talisman and the Full-Throttle Space Tales Anthologies Space Pirates and Space Horrors. Over the years, David has also worked at numerous observatories in the U.S. including Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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David Lee Summers For me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get…moreFor me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get at the store, or the movie I saw the night before, or something like that. If my mind is on chores, I find the best thing is to get those out of the way. The exercise helps me and I can focus better. Otherwise, I go for a walk around the neighborhood, take in the scenery, listen to some music that evokes the mood I want to create in my scene and use that as a way to focus my attention.(less)
David Lee Summers Being a writer allows me to give form to the myriad ideas I have and share them with those who are also intrigued by the future and the fantastic.
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Owl Dance

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The Astronomer's Crypt

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2019 marks two important milestone anniversaries. 25 years ago, Kumie Wise, William Grother, and I formed Hadrosaur Productions. That same year saw the publication of my first novel, The Pirates of Sufiro, in audio form.

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Hadrosaur Productions was founded to be a multimedia company, publishing books, producing audio books, and ultimately producing video projects. To prove the concep...

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Set in 1883, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street tells the story of Thaniel Steppleton, a telegraph operator in Britain’s Home Office who returns from work one day to find a watch in his rooms. An alarm on the watch saves him from an Irish bomb planted ...more
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David Stephen wrote: "Hi David --

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Hi Stephen,

Good to meet you! I signed up for the newsletter..

Bob Vardeman introduced me to your work. We've been chatting about the possibility of me contributing to the Empires of Steam and Rust series. It sounds like a fund sandbox to play in and I have a story idea coming together.

All best,
Dave Summers


Stephen Hi David --

I'm happy to add you to my friends & fans on Goodreads. Thanks for asking!

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David Michael wrote: "Thanks for following, David.~Mike."

My pleasure, Mike. Have a great week! -David


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Kane S. Thanks for following, David.~Mike.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi David and thanks for the add. What an awesome website you have! So cool!
Blessings,
Jeannie


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