About Me

I am left handed, and with that comes a responsibility.   I grew up in New Jersey in the 60’s when schools practiced atomic bomb drills on a routine basis; where we sat in the hallways, our heads tucked between our knees.  It was also a time when society was attempting to convert us left handed humans to be right handed    I can remember my first day in fifth grade.  The teacher asking, ‘Who is left handed?’ Her smile was encouraging so I raised my hand enthusiastically.

DNC_ThePointAs she walked the aisles, handing out the shiny, new, sharp, pointy-ended scissors to each right handed student, she stopped at my desk, smiled broadly and handed me a set of dull, rounded-end scissors.  There was no way I could cut the adjectives to describe how dull they were.  Fortunately, getting caught running with them was a capital offense, so we had to hand them back after art period.  The next day, the same drill, but slightly different– a trick!

Who is right handed?’ she asked.  I was learning the run of the maze and raised my hand.  The teacher once again handed out the shiny, new, sharp pointy-ended scissors to all the right handed students.  Then she got to me.  Same broad smile and once again handed me the dull, rounded-end scissors. I looked from her hands to her eyes.

“But I raised my hand that I was right handed!” I protested.

“You did indeed,” she replied. “But you raised your left hand!”

All was not lost that year.  We had an assignment to write about anything that interested us.  While other students wrote about George Washington or where oranges come from, I wrote my first short story, ‘The Wire.’  I received an A+ and the teacher read it aloud to the class.  It was a sci-fi.  My first.  I was hooked.

So through years of schooling, I managed to get out of the system with a B.S. in Marine Sciences from Stockton University of New Jersey and began my career conducting research on bluefin tuna as a field biologist before attaining a position at Mystic Marinelife Aquarium in Connecticut.  It was at Mystic I realized the enormous potential computer science would have for this industry and others.  After obtaining postgraduate training in systems programming and computer science, I forged an impressive career in Information Technology in New York City.

So here I am.  Embarking on a journey of writing sci-fi, picking up where I started in that hallway, my head tucked between my knees, holding a pair of dull, rounded-end scissors and waiting for the blast. I am excited about my work in progress and I hope you are too.

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Having been a voracious reader, I stopped reading one day, disappointed in how the last several authors ended their stories. I made a promise to myself that I would never read another book until I published one with a killer ending. My debut novella, November Seed, is a page-turner and lives up to that promise. You can find out more about what I working on by clicking on the link above: (Works In Progress).

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10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Just read your first book, November Seed… I’m hooked and want more! No toilet breaks, no food, just Keep writing!

    • I am so glad you liked it, Allison. I miss Matt, Dan and the crew—poor Oscar…. (my favorite scene). I have received a lot of feedback from readers to continue the saga. Yikes! I did not write it for one. That said, I have been humbled into thinking of a sequel and came up with a plot that is equally as twisting as the original.

      I will be on WLFR.fm (91.7 FM – South Jersey) on September 3rd, around 4:10 PM talking about November Seed and most likely insights of the story as well as the music I listen to when I write.

      In the meantime, I have been working on the editing of Silversides (see Works in Progress). It is equally a tour of nature on another planet as it is an invasion. All my characters are named after seaweed and Nori is my protagonist and star.

  2. I just finished November Seed and it was awesome! Finally something different from the seemingly same re-hashed stories out there. This was new and refreshingly unique. I was hooked from page 1 and literally didn’t stop until I was done. Of course this means part 2 may need to be written ( or not. ) Makes one want to know what happens next. Many kudos Mr. Nadas, you have a special talent and vision. I will read Europa next. I’m sure it will be just as great as November Seed. I will recommend your books to my friends.

    • First, thank you, Brandt, for reading my work. I will admit, I loved this story and althought I did not have a sequel in mind, the pressure is now… I was a bit concerned with a sequel because I sort of boxed my characters into a corner… That said, I did come up with a twist deservingly equal to how book one ends. 😉 I have been working on a full lenght novel, Silversides, and need to get that out, first. I have (4) more treatments in the works and will let my readers decide which one I start next. Thanks aagin, the feedback is so welcomed and serves like fuel to push me onward.

  3. I came across your page as my son is also named David Nadas. He is also left handed. He doesn’t study tuna but he lives on tuna salad on rye bread. He’s 34 years old and a poker whiz. Just thought you’d find this amusing. We are in Toronto. Good luck with your writing. Sincerely, David Nadas’ mother, Janet-Lee

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