Crazy Tales and Other Stories
A compilation of Tall Tales and Humorous Stories
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Available on-line at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Three Time Winner of Toastmasters International District 25's Tall Tale Contest (1996, 1997, 1998)
Winner of Toastmasters International District 25's 2009 Humorous Speech Contest
Welcome to Watkins Speaks, the home page for David Watkins, Distinguished Toastmaster, Speaker, and Author. Though still active in Toastmasters my focus has changed to writing.
In 2010 I published Crazy Tales and Other Stories. The book contains a selection of original Tall Tales and Humorous Speeches developed over my many years in Toastmasters. Originally composed to be presented in front of an audience, they have been edited slightly to be suitable for reading.
I have continued my writing and expanded into other genres, mostly SFF (science fiction and fantasy, plus at least one pseudo-horror short story). I submitted four of my short stories to the Writer's Digest fiction and science fiction competitions.
I am in the process of finding a literary agent for a novel called Deli Witch. This is a fantasy romance novel that takes place in modern day San Francisco.
I am also wrapping up a fantasy fiction novel whose working title is "Dragon's Blood". It takes place on a fictional world full of dragons, sorcerers, and daring adventures.
I have developed several novels and short stories/anthologies based upon the world of Star Gate SG-1. One novel has been completed and will undergo editing. Two other novels are in work. I think I have enough short stories to fill two anthologies.
To learn more about my writing endeavours please go to
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Site created by David Watkins. Last Updated: April 1, 2018