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David Heaton is a part-time writer of fiction and non-fiction living in the North of England. He has had many articles published in regional magazines but in recent times has concentrated more on fiction. In 2009 one of his short stories 'Something Other' was shortlisted in the prestigious International Aeon Award for Speculative Fiction competition. It is now available in the collection entitled 'Dark and Deep - Five Tales of Unease' on the Amazon Kindle Store.
In 2010 he released his first collection of short stories on Amazon Kindle.
Entitled 'Offbeat', it is a collection of 12 quirky and humorous tales. A second collection of quirky short stories called 'Sending Flowers By Interpol' was released in 2012.
'Love Among The Parsnips' is a tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted short romance.
For children he has written 'The Prime Minister's Promise' and the illustrated story 'The Clear Pool'.
A short film entitled 'Open Spaces' based on one of his short stories was recently filmed in the U.S. It has subsequently been an official selection for the Short Film Corner at, among others, the Cannes Film Festival 2013, the 35th Moscow International Film Festival 2013, The Austin Film Festival, and The Big Apple Film Festival 2013. Along with co-writer and film director Nick Rafter, David was honoured to receive the Award for Short Film Screenwriting for Open Spaces from the Visionfest 14 film festival in New York.
When he's not slaving over a hot keypad, he likes to walk the Northern Hills with his long-suffering wife and his shorter-suffering daughter. He also likes to attend the occasional real ale festival. Purely for research purposes.
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