David A. Wimsett was born in Burbank, California, directly between Walt Disney and NBC studios, a fact that he feels has always had an impact on him. His work has won international awards and praise.
His novels and short stories follow characters of diverse genders, gender orientation & identoities, colors, ethnicities and beliefs as they grow and have the opportunity to examine themselves and their place in the world on a deep level. His works include women’s fiction, epic fantasy, science fiction, contemporary issues and humour. The stories are filled with action, adventures, histories, political intrigue, lore and songs in which complex characters face realistic challenges in their lives that allow them to grow or diminish.
His science fiction short story "Time and Tide" was published in The Absent Willow Review and short listed for their anthology. His urban short story "Shoot" won the Magelsforf Award for Writing Excellence. He was a runner-up in the Askance Short Story Competition in Great Britain and a winner in the Writers ‘Federation of Nova Scotia’s Postcard Poetry Contest. The illustrated edition of Beyond the Shallow Bank won first place for Magic, Legend and Lore and third place for Histroical Fiction at The BookFest Awards for 2022. He attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop for four consecutive years.
He is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Freelance Guild and the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia where he sits on the Writer's Council.
In addition to being an author, Mr. Wimsett is also an actor, director, musician, composer, videographer and professional photographer.
He raised his son as a single parent and lives is in a rural Nova Scotia town near the sea.
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