Life is definitely too short. There are so many interesting things to do, and not enough time to try them all. Much as I’d like to have a go at everything, I try to keep myself focused in my passions: writing, leather crafts, and gardening.
They are, if you like, the itches I can’t stop scratching. They are also excellent prevarication – I can work at one of them while avoiding another, and I’m still being useful.
You should always have two or three passions. More than that and you spread yourself too thin. One obsession is, of course, too much.
And talking. Talking to each other is one of the nine* great joys.
You can mail me at dg(at)davidgullen(dot)com
*Or maybe it’s nineteen. I just wrote nine without thinking. Probably shouldn’t have done that.
Or we can do it this way:
David Gullen’s latest novel, The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, is available in print and ebook. Other recent work includes Third Instar from Eibonvale Press, and Once Upon a Parsec:The Book of Alien Fairy Tales, from Newcon Press. He has sold over 40 short stories to various magazines, anthologies and podcasts. His short story, Warm Gun, won the BFS Short Story Competition in 2016, with other work short-listed for the James White Award and placed in the Aeon Award. He is a past judge for the Arthur C. Clarke and James White Awards, and is the current Chair of the Milford SF Conference.
David was born in Africa and baptised by King Neptune He has lived in England most of his life and been telling stories for as long as he can remember. He currently lives behind several tree ferns in South London with the fantasy writer Gaie Sebold.