David E. Gates has published a number of books and short-stories.
The Roots of Evil, his first horror novel, was voted "best to read" on the Novel Festival site in September 2017!
He previously won the SILVER prize in the AuthorsDB 2016 Cover Contest for The Ghost of Clothes and won best HORROR Novel Logline for 2016 for The Roots of Evil.
Award-winning Author of "The Roots of Evil" - a horror fiction - first prize (GOLD) in the 2015 AuthorsDB Cover Contest.
"Access Denied" was also winner of 3rd prize (BRONZE) in the 2015 AuthorsDB cover contest. Access Denied is a True Story based on events that occurred to me a few years ago (both available on Amazon, with Access Denied also available on iBooks, Nook and and as an audiobook)
Recently released "The Wretched" - A horror story set in and around Portsmouth, based on local and other folklore and earlier in 2016 released First Words - a unique collection of more than 40 previously unpublished short stories, scripts, poems and film reviews.
Previously released a collection of travelogues - "Omonolidee" (I'm on Holiday) and a short-story, "The Ghost of Clothes" - winner of 2nd prize in the 2016 AuthorsDB Cover Contest. "The Ghost of Clothes" is available for FREE from and other online bookstores.
Having spent many years filming and editing minor events, turned my hand to directing, filming and editing a unique documentary based around the Battlefields of Ypres, Belgium. A moving documentary detailing the legacy and remembrance of the town of Ypres, in Belgium, scene of many and bloody battles of World War One. Trailer and Clips of the film can be seen at .uk. Now looking to get a short-film project completed and maybe a second documentary more professionally completed based around The Somme.
Have a shooting script ready to go for the short-film and a feature script which probably needs some development also completed.
Unique traits: Creative, Funny, Witty, Scary.
A Planned Demise
Print by Shelley Show Production Author A man, racked with mid-life crisis, determines a unique way to end his life.
The Christmas Carol
Print by Shelley Show Productions / David E. Gates Author An original, creepy, ghost story for Christmas. When Joe buys an ornate box from a car-boot sale, a set of mysterious and creepy occurrences with the box and its contents ensues.
Access Denied - Audiobook
Voice-over by Shelley Show Productions / David E. Gates (Biography) Narrator "I haven’t reacted to a book like this since reading To Kill A Mockingbird. Don't hesitate with this one. Just get it!" - Simon Arnold. If the measure of a good book is its afterburn, Access Denied is a great book. Thought-provoking, honest, extraordinary, revealing. A damning indictment of the child support agency and family courts. A quite extraordinary true story. He had a daughter for seven years.... Then found out she wasn't his.... You won't believe what happens next!
Print by Shelley Show Productions (Horror) Author A teenage boy explores the forbidden areas of his home town and gives life to a new evil that stalks him and his friends and family with vengeance in mind. Whilst grappling with the onset of puberty, he must battle the shape-changing menace which haunts his dreams and knows no bounds in its savagery whilst coming to terms with his own metamorphosis. A unique horror story, drawing inspiration from local folklore, set in and around Portsmouth.
Print by Shelley Show Productions Author A unique collection of more than 40 previously unpublished short stories, scripts, poems and film reviews from the author of Access Denied, The Roots of Evil and Omonolidee.
The Ghost of Clothes
Print by Shelley Show Productions (Horror) Author A short story. A "branch" off of The Roots of Evil. A young man, already down on his luck, experiences a series of strange and mysterious events which escalate into a telling trauma. Part of the anthology of short stories, poems, scripts, reviews and interviews coming soon.
Print by Shelley Show Productions (Biography) Author A unique, funny and candid collection of travelogues. Join David E. Gates, as he travels with his friends to Egypt, Malta, Tenerife, Florida and other destinations and gives his own distinctive take of what’s good, and bad, at these prime holiday destinations. A holiday book… For YOUR holiday! “Loved the photos… They really made the thing come alive! I felt I was there on holiday with you!” “Having quite a giggle with the book. The pics really bring it to life and I love the way you write so candidly.” “Loved it! Made me chuckle. Very descriptive. Lovely pics too!” Three Paperback versions available! Full Colour Illustrated, Black and White Illustrated and Text-only version.
The Roots of Evil
Print (Horror) Author Eric Barber works his way through the conditions of his father’s will, to secure a future fortune. But, in a remote village, the sins of lust, greed and envy of the inhabitants are disturbed by strange occurrences and disembodied evil that give way to shockingly graphic violence, intense horror and gore-laden revenge!
Print (Biography) Author "I haven’t reacted to a book like this since reading To Kill A Mockingbird." - Simon Arnold. OUT NOW: The Audiobook version of Access Denied by David E. Gates He had a daughter for seven yearsâ�¦ Then found out she wasnâ��t hisâ�¦ After meeting and having a fairly turbulent relationship, Meg tells David sheâ��s pregnant. Overjoyed at becoming a father for the first time, David is ecstatic. Meg gives birth to Kelly and after loving and adoring his daughter for seven and a half years, David finds out she isnâ��t his. Davidâ��s story and the effect this had on him, his family and loved ones is moving and tragic.
Ypres - The Battlefields Tours
Documentary by Shelley Show Productions (Documentary) Director, Editor, Cameraman A unique and moving documentary detailing the legacy and remembrance of the town of Ypres, in Belgium, scene of many and bloody battles of World War One. Presented in fantastic high-definition. Presented by Historian and Battlefields Guide, Charles Haskell, who has been conducting tours for more than thirty years, you will journey through the cemeteries and monuments around this extraordinary town. Filmed, Edited and Directed by David E. Gates with original music composed and performed by James Holmes (Titanic - Pride of the White Star, The Musical). Narrated by Samantha Farley.
The Roots of Evil - voted "best to read" on the Novel Festival site in September 2017!
Winner of The Festival of Horror BEST Logline for The Roots of Evil
Winner of Authors DB 2nd Prize - Best Cover Contest for The Ghost of Clothes
Winner of AuthorsDB 1st Prize - Best Cover Contest for The Roots of Evil
Winner of AuthorsDB 3rd Prize - Best Cover Contest for Access Denied
Nominated for Best Cover Contest for Omonolidee
Best Specialist Music Show - BD's Rock Show