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.