© 2014 by David Darracott

PHOTO CREDITS:

 

Terrence S. Jones

Michael Mollick

 

 

COVERS:

 

Cyrus Walker

 

CONTACT:

 

daviddarracott@gmail.com

 

Seminars on writing the contemporary novel and how to publish in today's fiction markets are announced from time to time on the News & Events page.   For more information about special appearances at bookgroups, seminars, and conferences, please send an email.  Your inquiries are always welcome.

 

 
 
 

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

2016
 
Book Signing:  Book Miser, Roswell
October 6:  Presentation & Authors' Reception: COMO Convention, Augusta: 
September 23:  Video Interview, UNG Gainesville
Seminar:  East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, July 9, 10:00-2:00
Reading:  Milton Library June 22
North Atlanta Writing Group Meeting:  June 1
 
Reading: University of North Georgia, Dahlonega:  March 23
Seminar:  Northeast Georgia Writers Association, Gainesville:  March 2
Reading:  LaGrange Public Library:  January 26
 
2015:
 
Panel Speaker:  Milton Literary Festival:  November 14
 
Book Signing:  Decatur Book Festival, Emory Alumni tent, September 5
 
Speaking:  "Meet the Author," a presentation on the evolution of a novel, at the Grand Opening of the  new Alpharetta Public Libray, July 30.  Open to the public
 
Awarded:  2015 Georgia Author of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association at its annual awards banquet for the detective/mystery category, at Kennesaw State University, June 27. In her comments about his winning entry, Wasted, the judge, Melanie Sumner, wrote:  “Darracott writes this suspenseful story with tight, polished prose, allowing his characters to reveal themselves with authentic, controlled dialogue.  The carefully chosen details of his settings, such as the protagonist’s old Triumph and his modest house outside of Decatur, Georgia, with an inch of pine needles on the roof, and a cracked concrete driveway, bring the reader smack into the middle of the story.  More exotic scenes on the Caribbean are illustrated in detail that is both exquisite and essential to the plot . . . the characters of Player and Sharpe are well-portrayed . . . a brilliant ending reveals the subtle satire . . .  and with that Wasted becomes a profound novel, as well as a good read.”
 
Speaking:  "The Agent Chase" Seminar, an informal group discussion on the pros and cons of literary  agents, for creative writing students at Emory University, April 16
 
Seminar:  "Couldn't Put It Down" Class on Plotting and Structure to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages, East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, Tucker, February 14
 
Speaking:  Seminar on Writing the Novel, February 7, Forsyth County Library

 

 
2014:
 
Webinar:  Creating Characters You Love--or Hate, November 20
 
Signing:  Author's Reception, State Library Convention, Augusta, October 2
 
Signing:  Decatur Book Festival, August 30
 
Speaking:  Launch Your Novel!, Emory University, August 23
 
BOOK RELEASE:  Wasted, August 4
 

Speaking:  Seminar on Novel, March 22, Forsyth County Library

 

Speaking:  Seminar on Novel Writing,  January 11, Forsyth County Library

 

 

2013: 
​Book Signing, Decatur Book Festival:  August 31

 

Reading:  June 12, Callanwolde Arts Center

Announcement:  Nominated for the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in fiction for Internal Security, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association​

Speaking:  Saturday, May 18th, an appearance at the Red Clay Writers Conference includes a speaking engagement on the genres of fiction, entitled "The Writing Spectrum"

Guest Appearance:  On February 21, Bookcast radio show, hosted by Bill Thompson, featured an interview with David on the perils of controversial subject matter http://www.thebookcast.com/indie-author-david-darracott-internal-security/ ffF

 

Guest Appearance:  On January 16, David was a guest writer on the live talk program, Red River Books, hosted by Fran Lewis blogtalkradio.com. 

Guest Appearance:  March 1st, the WebbWeaver radio program hosted David in a discussion about Internal Security, including a chapter reading by the writer  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webbweaverbooks/2013/03/01/webbweaver-books-proudly-presents-author-david-darracott

 

 

Interviews & Reviews:

 

Click on the links below for news articles and reviews on recent works:

 

http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/search?q=darracott

 

 

 http://www.thebookcast.com/indie-author-david-darracott-internal-security/

 

 

 ​ http://tributebooksreviews.blogspot.com/search?q=darracott

 

 

http://michellewrites.com/blog/2012/10/21/ask-tough-questions-in-life-author-david-darracott-does/