David has been writing for pleasure, pain, and profit for a long time.


Dr. Fell and the Playground of DoomDr. Fell and the Playground of Doom will be published in August 2016 by Crown Books for Young Readers.  Pre-order on Amazon and make a unicorn happy.




Legends of Sleepy Hollow brings you 11 original tales of terror centered on this dreamy little village where I spend a lot of time–each helping to further blur the line between natural and supernatural, life and death, light and dark. This little book of eerie fun is curated, edited and published by me, and available on Amazon and in various shops around Sleepy Hollow.  Come visit, especially in the fall.  It’s creepy here.


forbidden knowledgeForbidden Knowledge is a self-published collection of Lovecraftian short stories, and a companion to my acclaimed one-man show H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu, Forbidden Knowledge is a collection of stories delving into this horrific production, answering unanswered questions and telling untold tales of horror and madness. Grab a copy here.

Short stories for young readers

The Seance – Included in Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, Volume 1, Issue 1 by E&GJ Press.  Four teenagers get the bright idea to hold a seance in a graveyard on Halloween.

River Dad

My River Dad columns explore the world of being a stay-at-home Dad through my rather skewed view of the world.  Here are some my wife thinks are some of my better ones:

The Brunching Shuttlecocks
(Ask your dad if he’s heard of this.)

Between 1997 and 2003, I was the co-founder of one of the most visited comedy website on the Internet. Together with my longtime friend Lore Sjoberg, our little site of silliness and geek humor favorably found its way into the pages of Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New York Post, Teen People, and many other publications.  Here are some tidbits:

The Idiot’s Guide to Making a TV Dinner
Satan On Good Manners
The Alanis Morissette Lyric Generator
Thoughts From the Staff Meeting
The Other Me

As part of The Brunching Shuttlecocks, I was The Self-Made Critic, a rather immature movie critic with a wry sense of humor that posted reviews on the site and sent them out over a mailing list that had thousands of members at any one time. Entertainment Weekly gave the Self-Made Critic an ‘A’ grade. Here are some of my favorite reviews:

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