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David Snell

David Snell

David Snell runs a bed and breakfast with his wife on their farm in central Kentucky, where he grew up.

He experienced his first literary breakthrough while in elementary school when his class presented a play he wrote, entitled “A Trip to March.” As the “astronauts” boarded, the papier-mache spaceship began scooting across the stage. This terrified the first graders, who were seated near the footlights.

He taught high school social studies for 28 years, during which he kept his hand in writing skits and essays to use as teaching materials.

His poems have been published in Pegasus and Kudzu. Short stories have appeared in anthologies, such as Original Sin: The Seven Deadlies Come Home to Roost and Blink: Flash Fiction before You Can Bat an Eye. His story, Sacred Death, is online at Echelon

The prompt “What if?” serves to create story ideas, and his interest in psychology, especially motivation and values clarification, guides much of his writing.

He is a member of Poezia (prose) writing group and attends classes and workshops at the Carnegie Center for Literacy in Lexington, Kentucky. He is currently working on a novel and a linked short-story collection.

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