Originally from Britain, Dave Beynon moved to Canada as an infant, growing up on a farm north and west of Toronto. He has been a cow milker, a short order cook, a waiter, a residence manager at the Hamilton Downtown YMCA (there’s a novel waiting to be written about those four years), a factory worker and a purveyor of fine corrugated packaging and displays.
Dave writes fiction of varying genres and lengths. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies, periodicals, on-line and in podcasts. In 2011, his novel, The Platinum Ticket was shortlisted for the inaugural Terry Pratchett Prize.
Dave co-hosted a local cable TV show called Turning Pages, an in-depth interview show that highlights authors, writing and publishing.
He lives on the South Shore and should have been living there his whole life.
His work is represented by Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock.
Here There Be Monsters was reprinted in the anthology Snafu: Medevac (Cohesion Press, 2020)
Small Town Superhero, in Pulp Literature Magazine (Autumn 2018).
The Stranger in the Glass, in Lawless Lands: Tales From the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017)
Pact, in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #21 (Wildside Press, 2016).
Here There Be Monsters, in SNAFU: Unnatural Selection (Cohesion Press, 2016).
The Last Repairman, appeared at Daily Science Fiction on May 9th, 2014. (http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/disaster-apocalypse/dave-beynon/the-last-repairman )
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife, in Tesseracts Seventeen (Edge, 2013).
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife, was produced as a podcast for www.pseudopod.org , episode 401 on August 29th, 2014. (http://pseudopod.org/2014/08/30/pseudopod-401-the-lighthouse-keepers-wife/ )
Symbiosis, in Evolve Two (Edge, 2011)AWARDS
In 2011 my novel, The Platinum Ticket was shortlisted for the Terry Pratchett First Novel Prize.