David Korinetz grew up in Winnipeg on a steady diet of perogies and comic books. While living in Winter-Peg he was employed by Bristol Aerospace for nearly two decades, working on Canadian fighter jets and helicopters. In the nineties he packed up his minivan and moved to British Columbia where he began a new career in the software industry. While working as a computer programmer/technical writer, he decided to do some writing at home in his spare time.
The catalyst that got David started down the path of writing fiction was his enrollment in a Writer's Digest correspondence course. His instructor was Steven F. Havill, an accomplished writer of western fiction. David was introduced to such things as what POV (point of view) means, why good stories need well crafted plots, and more importantly, the value of a workable story outline. Armed with this new wealth of knowledge David was able to complete FireDrakes, his first fantasy novel.
David eventually founded Red Tuque Books, a book distribution company for Canadian authors and publishers based in Penticton BC. Under the Red Tuque banner, David published over sixty other Canadian authors in seven annual issues of the Canadian Tales short story anthology. To date, David has written and published five novels. Currently, he is working on 'Necromancer', the sixth novel in his Daemon Knight fantasy series.
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What has David been up to?
Christmas Market at Cherry Lane Mall – December 2023
David was signing books at Cherry Lane Mall during the 2023 Penticton Farmers Christmas Market. He had a great time talking with old friends and introducing new ones to his Fantasy Series. He was also letting everyone know the planned release date for Necromancer is July 2024.
In The Philippines – October 2022 to March 2023
Back in the Philippines. In January, Dave and Edna visited Fort Santiago, Intramuros Manila. This is a 16th century Spanish fort complete with dungeons, which we were able to walk through. See the short video below.
This fort was also the site of a major battle between US and Japanese forces in 1945. Some of the walls inside the fort are riddled with bullet holes. The far side of the doorway in this photo was badly damaged when an American tank tried to drive through it during the battle.
In The Philippines – March 2022
In the Philippines, Dave and Edna visited Tagaytay in order to see the volcano Taal from the top of The Peoples Park. This was a Bucket List item for David.
At The Farmers Market – May 2021
David, masked and social distancing, at the Penticton Saturday Morning Farmers Market.
Stuck at home due to Pandemic – April 2020
David was busy getting Prophet finished and published. He painted the cover image and did three pencil drawings for the inside.
At The Penticton ARTS Market – July 2019
David at the Penticton Saturday Morning ARTS Market. This market runs from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, every Saturday morning in July and August.
Meeting Kim Coates at the Penticton Market, August 2018
David met Kim Coates at the Penticton Saturday morning market, where the actor took this selfie in front of David’s booth. They talked a bit about Kim’s role in Sons of Anarchy and his CBC Bad Blood series. To David, Kim seemed like a real down to earth nice guy, and not at all like the ‘gangster killer type’ he tends to portray on screen.
The first annual Penticton Penti-Con, July 2017
David attended the first annual Penticton Comic Convention, held Saturday, July 8th, at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Hotel. This was a fantastic sold out event.
Penticton & District Arts Awards, February 2016
David was awarded the 2016 Literary Award during the third annual Penticton And District Arts awards, held Thursday, February 18th, at the Shatford Centre.
This was a wonderful night of food, wine, entertainment and of course, the awards. The Literary Award was sponsored by the Penticton Herald.
KVR Middle School, Penticton, October 2015
David visits KVR Middle School to talk with the grade 7 students about writing and publishing.
Thanks to Yasmin John-Thorpe, and the South Okanagan Raise A Reader program, each student selected one of his books to take home with them.