DD Symms has four books published with Breathless Press and is a contributor to an anthology with Cleis Press. Travel is woven through the lives of the characters, representing the changes people experience.
He lives in southern California and hikes in the mountains with his wife, wishes his dog would stop sleeping on his side of the bed, and would like to take more walks along the beaches north of Malibu.
DD Symms has seen the gritty as well as pleasant sides of life in Los Angeles and gets to frequently return to the woods back East. He hates being stuck in traffic and loves the cultures the many varied restaurants represent in So Cal.
Writing has been part of his professional and personal life since his college days. He’s done some acting and sees a natural relationship between portraying characters, creating them—and living with a household of them.
He doesn’t believe in finding inspiration and then beginning to write; he is adamant that one begins writing and then discovers inspiration and a place where the story will develop and thrive no matter what the personal circumstances.
DD is thankful to his editors, publisher, his family, and the readers who enjoy what he writes.