Dave’s Writing

 

My books

People--young, old, in-between--sometimes ask me how many books I’m going to write, as if I have this set goal targeted in my mind, and as soon as I hit it, I’m just going to stop. The truth is that I don’t have a set goal, and even if I did, I know I’d end up ignoring it. Because this writing bug has got me bad, and I’m afraid I’ll just have to keep going as long as I can, as long as I have ideas and good plans for turning them into stories and the strength to lift my fingers.


As of right now, I have nine books published, another close (EPITAPH ROAD, March 2010), a half-dozen or so in various stages of idea formation and development, and a bunch of ideas bouncing around in the wide open spaces of my head. Stop writing? I ain’t never gonna stop writing!


A Work in Progress--the Sequel to THIN WOOD WALLS

NEW--
3/23/2010!
SEE THE TRAILER NOW!EPITAPH_Trailer.html

DAVID PATNEAUDE


CAUGHT IN THE WAKE

TEACHERS! LIBRARIANS!

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THIN WOOD WALLS


2013-14 Nebraska Golden Sower Young Readers Award Nominee

2010-11 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Nominee!

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A PIECE OF THE SKY--
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2010-11 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Nominee!

Kirkus Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Kellen Dent is one of the few males left on Earth after a plague in 2067 killed 97 percent of the males and left women in charge of the world. By 2097, wars have ceased, crime rates have dropped, prisons have emptied and the number of males is strictly controlled. More money now goes to health care, medical research, education and environmental concerns. However, Kellen and his friend Tia discover that the plague that killed billions of people was no natural disaster but was created on purpose, and Kellen's long-missing father is part of a movement to oppose those in power. The opening chapter describes the plague, and each chapter that follows opens with an epitaph for someone killed, effectively linking the plague year with Kellen's life 30 years later. The first-person point of view and the page-turning plot of this post-apocalyptic thriller will hook readers awaiting the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy and provoke more than a few thoughts as well. (Science fiction. 10 & up)
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