My name is David Surface, and I write dark stories. There’s a little light in them too, sometimes. That’s what I like to write about––the darkness and the light.
Here, you can find information about Terrible Things, my collection of stories from Black Shuck Books. You can read what some of my favorite writers have said about it, and order your own copy if you wish. I’ve also included a set of illustrated story notes, if you’d like to know what inspired these stories and how they came to be.
You can check out news about my latest publications, find links to interviews and reviews.
You can also find all of my ‘One Good Story’ essays, most of which originally appeared in Black Static Magazine. They’re about stories that have affected me strongly, and contain a bit of personal storytelling, because all really good stories become part of your life.
Speaking of stories, I hope you'll sign up for my monthly newsletter, 'STRANGE LITTLE STORIES' which includes a new strange little story every month, writerly news, and a look behind the scenes of one of my stories and writing projects (plus plenty of cool photos). Click here to sign up.
If you're looking for information about my work as a teaching artist and writing instructor, you can find everything you need to know at my other website here.
If you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at dhsurface[at]gmail[dot]com. I’d love to hear from you.