David A. Schmidt

Writer in Hemet, California

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Books by David


Homicide Detective Doc Ellis has a perfect record closing murder cases.
He's dating Abby, a young girl who owns a local coffee shop.
Abby's friends are being murdered and Abby's secret could cost Doc Ellis his reputation and career.
Doc's prime suspect in the string of recent murders is Lester Samuels who owns a photography studio across the street from the coffee shop.
Lester loves watching the coffee shop girls from his 2nd floor studio window.
If Abby doesn't reveal her secret soon, all her friends could be dead.....

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Nick Russo is about to have his 60th birthday. He has been dreaming of being young again for weeks now. Four of his best friends will attend Nick’s birthday celebration. One of these friends will turn on Nick or is it just his imagination? Sometimes we envision things in our mind that aren't really there. Is Nick having a breakdown or an age crisis? Can his wife Jenna really believe the strange events in his life? Maybe the trip his wife has planned is just what Nick needs or maybe not.


A collection of short stories for adults, baby boomers, and children. Suitable for children of all ages, even the child inside all of us. These stories are a collection of events that took place in the life of the author in the middle 1950's. Growing up long before computers, cell phones, video games, or cable TV. It was a time when kids used their imagination and determination to have fun.

David worked for 46 years before he finally retired in 2009. In his careers, he worked as an assistant grocery store manager, food manufactures' sales representative, and 15 years teaching high school marketing.

He lives in Southern California with his wife of 38 years and they have 3 daughters and 9 grand children.
He loves baseball, cars, reading, writing, and travel to islands. Please feel free to contact him at: balboa117@roadrunner.com


  • Work
    • Author and substitute high school teacher
  • Education
    • Cal State San Bernardino,Ca