David Wake was the Chairbeing of the Birmingham Science Fiction and Fantasy Society at the University of Birmingham. It was during his time at University that he created ‘drabbles’, stories of exactly 100 words. He’s been an active member of science-fiction fandom since the 80s. He started writing for the theatre in 1998, with 18 plays produced, winning awards and taking two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.
It was while taking an MA in Creative Writing at Birmingham City University that he was introduced to Indie Publishing.
He’s published five novels: I, Phone (Eastercon 2013), The Derring-Do Club and The Empire of the Dead (ArmadaCon 2013, where he was a Guest of Honour), Hashtag (Eastercon 2014) and the second in the steampunk series, The Derring-Do Club and the Year of the Chrononauts (Worldcon 2014) and The Derring-Do Club and the Invasion of the Grey (Eastercon 2016).
He co-founded New Street Authors with Andy Conway. They have co-written a guide to indie-publishing, Punk Publishing – A DIY Guide! How self-publishing Indie Authors took over the book world and how you can do it too…
For more information, see www.davidwake.com.