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Official Website of David Q. Hall
Author of a Variety of Book Types
The Death Most Unholy series
Native American Legends for Younger Readers
Three of my books were chosen as FINALISTS for
The Author Zone (TAZ) Awards.
The ceremony will be held in 2022.
I am honored to have books in the the following categories:
Children's Books - in two age groups
3rd to 8th grade
Woven Native American Legends
illustrated by Belinda Cohen
The Brave Birch / El Abedol Valiente
illustrated by Belinda Cohen
Death Crashes the Wedding
DEATH COMES TO THE RECTOR
DEATH CRASHES THE WEDDING
DEATH STALKS THE FOREST
DEATH NOT INVESTIGATED
THE BRAVE BIRCH
EL ABEDUL VALIENTE
WHEN THE OWL
CALLS FOR YOU
CUANDO EL BÚHO TE LLAMA
LEGEND OF THE NIAGS
BRAVE HAWK, CRANE & PIERRE
WOVEN NATIVE AMERICAN LEGENDS
BEE TREE HONEY &
THE OLD MAN AND THE LYNX
MIEL DEL ÁRBOL DE LAS ABEJAS & El VIEJO Y EL LINCE
The Rev. Dr. David Q. Hall is a retired Presbyterian pastor living with his beloved wife, the Rev. Maxine, their daughters, son-in-law, grandson, and two dogs in Oceanside, California.
David is a lifelong civil rights activist, environmentalist, and social justice advocate. His parish ministry was with congregations across the country in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and California, in diverse settings including metropolitan, inner city, suburban, medium-sized, and small cities, towns, rural areas and the North Woods.
Before obtaining three advanced degrees in theology and religion, his original college major was anthropology and archeology, specializing in Native American ethnology. Even more, he not only studied, but was directly involved with Native Americans in clubs, on reservations, participating in their powwows, and even helping their revival of traditional culture and dances that had been stripped from them by harsh public agencies. He advocated and lobbied for Native American rights, traditional way of life, and self-governance on different state and federal levels, including in Washington, D.C.
Among the numerous gifts and honors he received from Native American persons - from ancient basket-weaving works of art, to ceremonial sash, to the award of a registered name among them - there are none he treasures more than the stories and legends.
5.0 out of 5 stars Picks you up, hurtles you along and doesn't let go until the last word.
I hadn't read any of David Q Hall's fiction prior to reading Cellaring but what a read it turned out to be!
We are straight into the action and, when you're going at such galvanizing speed the excitement means you don't let go which is exactly what happened to me. I gulped this thrilling novella down in one sitting. I just couldn't close it until I'd finished.
But it's more than a scintillating thriller. It manages to be poignant and profound too. Without giving away spoilers it speaks about issues which are vitally important to us all.
Mark T, (United Kingdom) Review of Cellaring
I just finished the latest (3rd) instalment in the Death Most Unholy series.
I definitely recommend reading all the books as the characters develop and carry on their stories.
Fast paced and easy to read!
Looking forward to Death Investigated
Review of The Brave Birch/El Abedul Valiente
The story is heartwarming. Nice touch to include Spanish text.
Janice S, (Canada), Review of Death Most Unholy Series
Diana (California), viaGoodreads
CHILDREN'S BOOK LAUNCH
Sunday, October 3, 2021
2020 Chestnut Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Meet the author!
Grand Opening of the UNESCO
West Coast Peace Center in San Diego County
Sunday, November 7, 2021
I will be featured at the November 7
“Grand Opening of the UNESCO West Coast Peace Center in San Diego County”.
My Native American Legends series of six children’s books, based on old oral tradition Native American stories and myths, is being recognized at the Center for preserving indigenous peoples’ culture and heritage.
A number of these stories, published through Tree Shadow Press, have probably never before appeared in print. All of the books are beautifully illustrated by Tree Shadow Press artist, Belinda Cohen, and half of them have parallel Spanish translations by Debra R. Sanchez.
(More information TBD)