I’ve been working with writers for over a decade, and I’m passionate about helping new and experienced authors take their manuscripts to a higher level. As a best-selling and award-winning author of eight highly-rated novels, I know what it takes to grab readers’ attention and keep them engaged.

As a detail-oriented editor, I’ll work with you to tighten up your prose, identify plot / character / narrative / worldbuilding issues, and help you develop the best version of your story.

Thinking about self-publishing? It’s a great option for many writers, but the market is constantly changing and evolving. What worked a year ago may not help you today.

As a successful self-publisher who manages all aspects of my own book business, I can also help you navigate the often confusing and ever-shifting world of self-publishing with a solid launch / marketing plan for your book.

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“David has a keen understanding of both general fiction principles (like character development and story structure) and genre-specific concerns (like SFF worldbuilding). His feedback has helped me reshape several of my novels for the better!”

-- Cassandra Rose Clarke, Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and author of Star Trek: Shadows Have Offended and Halo: Battleborn

“David’s nuanced approach to storytelling, worldbuilding,
and character fueled some of my earliest works and propelled me forward into a career novelist.”

-- Kevin Ikenberry - Author of The Crossing and the Protocol

“David’s comments on my works were always insightful, and he helped me see how I could better understand my writing through the eyes of my potential readers.”

– Chun Lee, Associate Professor of English at Brazosport College

"As programming director of Writespace, I have been scheduling David to teach workshops on a variety of self-publishing topics for years. His ability to clearly communicate and demystify the self-publishing industry is exactly the kind of support Writespace strives to offer writers. I highly recommend David as his extensive hands-on knowledge is unparalleled."

Jamie Portwood - Programming Director of Writespace Houston


"Early in my writing career I was lucky to book onto one of David Young's courses on self-publishing. Until that moment, I had no idea what it entailed, but due to David’s personable manner and in-depth knowledge, the concept was unriddled. The information I received was invaluable and has not only helped me to self-publish work but also broadly helped my writing because it highlighted what needs to be focused on to achieve success."

Elliot Harper - Author of New Gillion Street