My name is David Halliday.

I have published poems, short stories, plays, art works in reviews and publications across the United States and Canada. I have several published books. You can see a list of some of them below. I started blogging to offset my muttering in public places. And to look for ideas. Especially with collages. We live in a world of collage. Especially in Canada and the United States. Europe has more of homogeneity to it. But our cityscapes are filled with oddities. Sometimes they are ugly. Sometimes… odd. Mostly I create things for fun. Sometimes with purpose. I love writing. I love Shakespeare. After Bill everyone else is an afterthought. I was born Catholic. But am looking into the Islamic faith. I like the idea of multiple wives. A second wife would be a second income. And someone for my present wife to talk with.

murder by Coach House Press. This book is a series of poems and illustrations set up like scenes in a movie, describing the murder, trial, and mob execution of an innocent man. Winner of the 2001 Eppie for poetry.

The Black Bird by. The Porcupine’s Quill. This is a book of poems, illustrations and short prose pieces describing the fictional making of the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon.

Making Movies by Press Porcepic. This is a book of long poems, interviews, short fiction pieces about a fictional BBC documentary about a fictional Canadian film maker, Samuel Bremmer and his company of actors and colleagues. It follows his career through the creation of a series of his movies.

Church Street is Burning, a book of poems, was a finalist in the 2002 Eppie for poetry.

The God of Six Points, published by Double-dragon-ebooks. A man who believes he is a god believes he has murdered one of his subjects.

Sleeping Beauty, published by LTD ebooks.com is a murder mystery. A woman lands in a small village where the only escape is to be murdered. Finalist in the 2003 Dream Realm Awards. Winner of the 2004 IP Book Awards.

The Hole, published by LTD ebooks is one in a series of cop stories. There are unusual happenings in the quiet suburb of Islington. People have begun to disappear. And they have been disappearing for generations. For the soon to retire Sam Kelly, this is his last case as a detective. All the clues point to a mysterious hole, which appears to have no bottom.

In 2007 I was short listed for the C.B.C. Literary Contest in poetry.

 

 

 

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  40. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and liking one of my posts.

    Your bog is very well done and thought-provoking. I look forward to stopping by when I can.

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  41. Hello David, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award… Congrats! Check it out here: http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/01/24/versatile-blogger-award-2/
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    • Thank you very much. You are very kind.

      • Hello David, how are you? It’s only today I had a chance to open my AbeilleAmore Website, hehehehe, funny. My apologies to you that it’s only now I replied to your messages. Thanks for your visit and kind comments 🙂 but I find it easier to communicate here in WordPress instead of there.
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  45. Kaori-Chan said

    Hello
    Thanks for liking one of posts on my blog.
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    Love Kaori xx

  46. MISS L.F said

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  48. Sandy Sue said

    David, thank you for visiting my site and leaving a footprint. Your work is disturbing (which I *love*). The Peggy Lee piece made me happy all day.

  49. Thanks so much for stopping by and liking a recent post! I sense I’m not in Kansas anymore 🙂

  50. David, You’re a funny guy (at least I think that was humor)? Thanks for stopping by my blog and hitting the “like” button. Always nice. Toni

  51. Thanks for the visit. I love the blend of collage, short fiction and poetry ramblings over here in this chunk of WordPress.

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    Dear David,

    Your artwork is phenomenal, and i love your writing style too.

    Appreciate you liking my pictures and taking the time out to visit my blog.

    Take care,
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  53. THANKS for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a “like.”

  54. Karen Wan said

    Very creative blog. You have a unique voice and perspective that is refreshing. I especially liked the post about your son, almost reduced to tears. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

  55. Hi David! Thank you for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “Medieval Charm …” … I see you have published many books of poetry. I have a vast collection of my own work which I’m just beginning to unleash to the world through my blogs. My dream is to get them published properly, it’s just a challenge to know where to begin. Your own work inspires me. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

    • Since I was a kid on my grandfather’s farm I have been in awe of horses. He was a blacksmith/farmer. Horses seem like the perfect species.

      • They are perfect for showing us who we are if we would only pay attention. … And, of course, they are delightful to behold. … 😉 … You can find my thoughts on horses on my blog “Musings of a Horse Mom.” … Be well, David. … Cheerz! Dorothy 🙂

  56. Hi David,

    Tremendous work you have here! Your artwork is amazing! I am so honoured by your recent visit to my blog and by your indication of ‘like’ on a recent Istanbul post! Thank you for your visit and now I am off to further explore the magical place that is your blog! Best to you and yours, Lorelei

  57. troyeittreim said

    Hey David,

    Cool collages! Like the poems very much too! I’ll be following.

  58. troyeittreim said

    Hey David,

    Thanks for liking my post Horse with Friend.

  59. Aidyearts said

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  62. Hi, David. Wanted to thank you for your recent visit to my blog and liking one of my posts. You have a very interesting and impressive body of work and publications. I will be back to check out more thoroughly!

  63. HI Phil, thanks for liking my post. Yes, blogging is a good alternative to shouting in the street, but you can still shout at the radio. I have now graduated to shouting at newspapers, but perhaps I should just stop buying them. cheers

  64. PaleInk said

    Thanks for visiting my blog, David. You’ve got some amazing images here and quite a list of publishing achievements. Cheers, Ros

  65. have you written screenplays or for short films? would you/are you interested? where can I find your books to read?

  66. Have you considered ‘Mormonism’? Just kidding—but thanks for making me laugh!

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  69. Hello there,

    I’ve selected you for the Liebster Award Hallidd. :)) I love reading your blog (find it inspiring), so I hope you’ll take it on.

    Anyway, here is a link to a blog I wrote about it, with your blog listed under nominees:

    http://livingintherabbithole.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/the-liebster-award/

    Looking forward to your participation. 🙂

    Take Care… xoxo

  70. amazing posts you have got there David..nice knowing about you..keep blogging

  71. godtisx said

    Haha. Why doesn’t your wife just talk to you? Why don’t you be collage? 😉 Anyway, interesting blog. Looking forward to the rest.

  72. Hi 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog! And for liking my poem! 🙂 Have a great day, keep coming back for more!

  73. godtisx said

    Hi David,

    I’m nominating you for an “Inspiring Blog,” award. 🙂 🙂 If you’d like to accept, please go here:

    http://archaicsugar.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/inspiring-blogger-award-nominated-by-shane/

    I guess you already know, how much I enjoy your blog… 🙂

  74. gpcox said

    My blogging hasn’t slowed down my muttering in public one bit.

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