Donald J. Bingle
Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing game tournaments for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle progressed from writing game products and adventures to writing tie-in fiction (Dragonlance, BattleTech) and a wide variety of novels and stories in the thriller, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, time travel, steampunk, romance, comedy, and memoir genres, winning three Silver Falchions along the way. More on Don and his writing can be found at www.donaldjbingle.com.
Books: The Love-Haight Case Files (with Jean Rabe); Frame Shop; Net Impact; GREENSWORD; Forced Conversion; Familiar Spirits (editor). About fifty shorter works, many written on short notice and to specific wordcount and specifications for DAW anthologies. Publishers include Five Star, Alliteration Ink, Wizards of the Coast, Silence in the Library, DAW, and many, many smaller presses. Many of Don's previously-published stories (and a few new ones) have been published in his Writer on Demand collections, including Tales of Gamers and Gaming, Tales of Humorous Horror, Tales Out of Time, Grim, Fair e-Tales, Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam, Not-So-Heroic Fantasy, and Shadow Realities. His self-published materials include three spoofs parodying how a writing critique service might mark-up classic holiday songs. He's also written screenplays, edited an anthology, written articles on writing, and ghost-written a medical-political thriller.
Awards and Memberships
Donald J. Bingle is a full member of the International Thriller Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, GenCon Writers Symposium, and Origins Game Fair Library. He has won three Silver Falchions from Killer Nashville (for The Love-Haight Case Files) and First Place from the California Literary Arts Society for his humorous, short memoir, Father's Day.
Donald J. Bingle is a frequent panelist at writing and genre conventions such as the GenCon Writers Symposium, Origins Game Fair Library, and others. Don has experience with large publishers, small publishers, agents, self-publishing, and crowdfunding. He has done numerous readings at such venues as GenCon, Origins Game Fair, and Waterline Studios, including paired readings with such authors as Patrick Rothfuss, Gail V. Martin, and Gregory Wilson. Scheduled presenter at 2017 Elgin Literary Festival.