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David Michael Wharton

Bedford, Texas, United States

Email: david@csdaily.net

David Michael Wharton is a freelance writer from Texas. He grew up in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and claims that his grandparents once did a walk-on in an episode of DALLAS. While this doesn't rank David very high as far as claims to fame go, it does make Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon that much easier.

He is a regular contributor to Creative Screenwriting magazine and will be writing a weekly column, Son of a Pitch, for that magazine's daily email newsletter, CS DAILY, beginning in January 2004. He writes reviews and feature articles for UGO Screenwriter's Voice and has contributed to other publications such as Comic Book Resources, Strange Horizons, and Scorched Wings.

He has published several short stories and engages in a neverending nightly battle to find enough extra time to finish his first screenplay.

Interests: Short fiction, novels, films, plays, radio dramas, comics, essays, reviews...more or less you name it, I'm interested in taking a crack at it.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Those Who Forget
  • Those Who Forget
  • Waiting for Jackie (reprint)
  • Those Who Forget
  • Waiting for Jackie
  • Those Who Forget (reprint)
  • Nonfiction

  • "Jumping Lightyears: The Evolution of Interstellar Travel" by Dr. H, Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • Cut to the Core: A Geek Responds to John Rogers
  • Actress Profile: Sarah Carter
  • Conversation with Joss Whedon
  • Phosphor Dots
  • Television critic/columnist for Entertainment Showcase
  • Dubious Truths: An Examination of Vonnegut's CAT'S CRADLE
  • Interview: Patrick Read Johnson
  • Crucified to the Machine: Religious Imagery in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis"
  • "Moonlight Mile," Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • Buckwheats and Boat Drinks: A Review of "Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead," Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • A Little Bit Dickens, A Little Bit King: A Review of Linda Armstrong-Miller's "Touched" by David Wharton
  • "Have No Mercy" by Bobby Ruble, Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • "Meditations in My Favorite Places in Southern Africa: a Travelogue for Inner and Outer Journies" by Gail Evans, Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • Last Sons of Krypton: Christopher Reeve Visits SMALLVILLE
  • Faith Returns to ANGEL
  • "A Better Place: Stories by K.J. Stevens" Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • The Circle - book, film, cd reviewer 2002 - 2003
  • "A Glass Heart (A Collection of Stories and Such)" by Robert Edward Levin, Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • "( )" by Sigur Ros, Reviewed by David Michael Wharton
  • Scripts

  • Too Close to the Flame