David A. Wimsett was born in Burbank, California directly between NBC and Walt Disney Studios, a fact he feels has always had an impact on his life. When in his 40s, he immigrated to Canada and became a Canadian citizen. He now lives near the sea in a rural Nova Scotia town.
He raised his son as a single father, balancing his duties as a sole parent with that of the owner of a computer and business consulting business. For decades, he wrote articles and technical documents for businesses, universities, newspapers, magazines and online platforms. In the year 2000, he came to Nova Scotia for what he thought would be two weeks of final research for his debut novel Beyond the Shallow Bank. He was so enamoured with the people he met and the beauty of the province that, within 14 months of his first arrival, he found a consulting job in Halifax, sold his house in California and moved to Nova Scotia. He has never had a regret.
His works include poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He examines relationships between people and explores women’s issues in his writing by placing characters in situations where they expose their nature while moving stories forward. He enjoys creating literary and genre fiction with the belief that good writing is good writing, no matter the form.
He has devised and delivered classroom and online training seminars for custom and commercial software, business practices, and project management. He is a certified professional project manager (PMP) and had worked as a programmer and analyst. He spent years as a stage actor performing in dramas, comedies, musicals and improv.
David is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Canadian Media Guild, the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia on the Writers’ Council.PublicationsWriting for Money - Shoot - A short storyAbsent Willow Review - Time and Tide - A short storyAutosphere e-Newletter - Fuel injection engine repair class - ArticleBeyond the Shallow Bank - A women's fiction novelDragons Unremembered - An epic fantasy novelSomething on My Mind - Science fiction noveletteBoomersForever.com - Technology columneastword - Writers Retreats - ArticleThe Grapevine - Valley Vixen - ArticleCape Split Press Blog - Commentary on writing and social issuesPublications:
Mangelsdorf Award 2007/2008 for Writing Excelence
His short story "Time and Tide" short listed for the 2009 Absent Willow Review's annual Anthology