Welcome to the website of writer, David Douglas.


David's backstory is rooted in Arkansas, but his call to adventure began when he moved to the DFW metroplex and found opportunity to pursue his true, lifelong passion: writing. He crossed the threshold when his short story, "The Bruised Banana," won awards in two Texas writing competitions. Now, continuing his writer's journey, David has completed a couple of stage plays, is currently writing his debut novel, and is an active member of several writers organizations. His ultimate goal, beyond publishing his romance/mystery novel and its planned sequel, is to become an acclaimed playwright. read more >>

At its heart, most of David's writing (regardless of length, format, or genre) is an exploration of love — examining both the joys and woes of the basic human desire: to love and be loved. Additionally, David's one-of-a-kind stories are praised for their compelling characters, thrilling twists, and his signature soupçon of odd occurrences.

Love will find a way to be what love is.
— "It's All Okay" Julia Stone

In October 2017, David wrote his first play, Railbird. A few weeks later, he wrote a 10-minute play, The Dance. As he explores options to bring these plays to the stage, he is continuing work on his first novel, The Seahorse and the Mermaid — a romance/mystery set in Texas.

Chapters complete: 17 / 40 — 52,200 words

For the latest updates, follow David Douglas (@oddoccurrences) on Instagram.