Hi, I'm Dave.

I’m a freelance writer and an editor devoted to thoughtful analysis of your work.

I tell history with a modern perspective through my Vancouver Island History Blog.

The Vancouver Island History Blog delves into the continually unexpected history of Vancouver Island’s peoples and places. Join me as I interview remarkable islanders and comb through source material to feed my passion for story telling.

Vancouver Island History Blog

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To appreciate Wilson Duff’s biography, you need not know who he was—Wilson Duff Coming Back, a Life is about more than just one man….
Dave Flawse In a previous interview with Island History Notable Christine Meutzner, she had suggested I check out Dalys Barney’s blog because it was…
If you’ve ever wondered how Strathcona Provincial Park’s largest lake could ever be allowed to be flooded, Catherine Marie Gilbert’s A Journey Back to…
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A graduate of Vancouver Island University and its Creative Writing program in 2021, I received the Rhonda Bailey Award in Publishing, the Pat Bevan Award for Fiction, and the Meadowlark Award for Fiction.

A firm believer in literary currency, I volunteer for the Comox Valley Writers Society as a beta reader coordinator and facilitate stand-in readers for writers with disabilities for monthly reading nights.

I am privileged and grateful to be allowed to work and study on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Nuu-chah-nulth Peoples and pay respect to their rich cultural heritage and natural environment.

I found Dave to be a respectful reader of my work. When he made critical comments, he was never negative or discouraging. He always mentioned what I had done well and helped me build on that.”—David A

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