David Bowmore writes flash fiction and short stories.

He started writing fiction in 2017, and after a steep learning curve, his stories and poetry begin to appear in various collections.

'Sins of The Father' won best story, as voted by the readers of the anthology Vortex, published by Clarendon House in 2018. His first collection of stories 'The Magic of Deben Market' is now available.

He writes thrillers and mysteries as well as stories with a touch of the supernatural about them. He tends to focus on characters, and the oddities of being a human being, sometimes with humour, sometimes with dark reality.

When he was younger, he had a deep love of science fiction and fantasy. The Hobbit and The Lord of Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien were particular favourites.

Many authors have influenced him, some but not all are P.G Wodehouse and Terry Pratchett for comedy.

He has a love of golden age mystery writers Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Gladys Mitchell, and Dorothy L. Sayers.

American authors he has a huge respect are
Elmore Leonard – master of dialogue
Jim Thompson – genius hardboiled pulp fiction
Patricia Highsmith – suspense dripping from every word
And of course Stephen King and Hemingway.