David Ballard’s first short story, “Child Support,” was selected by Sue Grafton for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories, after which the story was optioned and turned into the successful short film, “Sporting Dog.” His next short story, “Sorry About Your Dog,” was later turned into the short film “Rattler,” which won the HBO Comedy Arts Film Festival award for best short film. Another story, “Push,” which appears in the anthology You Don’t Say published by Ink Monkey Press in 2012, was also previously filmed as the short film “Push” starring Elisabeth Rohm. Another story has been optioned as a feature film and is planned for production in 2013.
David worked as an editor for the magazine, Dread: Tales of the Uncanny and Grotesque, where he contributed a regular column, “…And One Flew Over the Gargoyle’s Nest — Observations on Horror” until the magazine’s end in 2000. More of his stories may be found at www.facebook.com/BallardFiction. He is a trial attorney in Indiana, and he writes at night.
David Ballard can be reached at ballard77 at msn.com