I’m Dave Goodman. I’m a novelist and short fiction writer. I write posts about fiction writing, reading, travel, the outdoors, and the digital world.

I write thrillers and science fiction. My debut novel A Reluctant Spy is out from Headline Books in September 2024.

I’m on Bluesky, Instagram and Twitter until it fully stops working…

I try to get out in the hills as often as I can, which isn’t as often as I’d like. I spend too much money on camping gear and then don’t use it enough.

Here’s what I’m up to right now. You can also subscribe to my newsletter.

What do you write?

I’ve been writing since my teens, but I’m a novelist, short fiction writer and (occasional) poet, mostly writing speculative fiction and thrillers. You can find me on Amazon and Goodreads.

I am represented by Harry Illingworth at DHH Literary.

I’m a very enthusiastic member of Edinburgh SFF and Codex Writers and the original founder of Edinburgh Genre Writers way back in 2014.


I live in East Lothian, Scotland, just outside Edinburgh. It’s a beautiful place. You should totally visit.

Contact me

You can use the contact form on this site, or feel free to get in touch via Bluesky, Instagram or Twitter.

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