David Hammond is a writer of short stories. Maybe some day he will be a writer of long stories, but that remains to be seen, and, really, what is so bad about short stories? Do you ask a songwriter when they are going to write an opera? Do you ask a poet when they are going to write a homeric epic? No you don’t, and yet short story writers are constantly asked when they are going to write a novel. Maybe some day, maybe never. There.
Anyway, David Hammond is uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, but he thinks that it will help with search engine optimization, and so he does it.
He lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with his wife and two daughters, who are by any objective measure much more talented than he is. He is part owner of a company called Modern Signal, where he works as a web developer.
If you want to know more about David Hammond you had best read some of his stories, which, taken in aggregate, do a pretty good job of describing what it’s like in his skin.
Here is David’s author photo. It was taken at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 2008, before David’s hair started to go gray. As you can see, David made an effort to get dressed up that evening, putting on a collared shirt and *gasp* a jacket.