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Aside from his weird tendencies such as collecting vintage manual typewriters, David is a scribbler of thrilling tales of fantasy adventure for young and adult readers.

With a natural tendency toward laziness, he considered selling his soul for instant publishing glory, but given the Great Recession's effect on the demonic markets, he opted instead for long hours pounding away at the keyboard. Which leaves his soul available for buying world-domination once the markets pick up. So watch it. He might stop being lazy. It could happen. 

One might ask, why does David write fast-paced tales of fantastic adventure. Short answer: He doesn't like slow and he's big a fan of things fantastic! If you count looking at colorful images as reading (and who doesn't?), he's been reading comics all his life. So that's where it began. Early on, he got caught up in the idea of space travel, but the charming bunk that is The Sirius Mystery transitioned him from astronomy to ancient history and the fine art of making up stuff.

The mesmerizing cover of the 4th Edition Stormbringer RPG finished him off. To fantasy adventure he went, like a squire charging into his first quest. He steeped himself in the works of Michael Moorcock, Robert E. Howard, and David Gemmell, and he delved into the Star Frontiers, Stormbringer, Champions, and Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying games.

David lives in Alabama, along with his delightful wife, Pepper Thorn, and three lovely cats. He studied history, literature, and religion at the University of Alabama. He practices the Yang Taijiquan long form and enjoys reading about nutrition. He loves Redskins and Crimson Tide football.
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8 Published Works

Featured work.

The Shadowed Manse

Social data: 11.6K reads. 604 votes. 40 comments.

Description: Abandoned by his family ... trapped in a house of shadows ... destined for more than 7th grade math. Arthur Paladin doesn’t fit in. Not at home with the ultra-strict grandmother who had to raise him after his mother died and his dad disappeared...

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I just wanted to say your books are so amazing. I read both the storm phase books in two days. I just couldn't put it down. I am definitely buying the next two soon!
hi. great fan of your work. discovered it yesterday and already finished Storm Phases 1&2.. would love to read forbidden library but I cant purchase it online because of government currency trading restrictions here
davidalastairhayden commented on The Storm Dragon's Heart - Chapter 14

I'm very sorry, but I cannot read other people's stories to provide critique. I'm a professional writer (it's how I make a living) and I have very demanding schedule. Also, I get asked to do that A LOT -- often several times a week. I'm also bad at providing critiques. I'm not a teacher, and I'm really uncomfortable giving feedback. Sorry. There are probably a lot of other writers on Wattpad who are willing to provide feedback, though. Good luck with your writing! :-)