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David Neilsen


David Neilsen

David Neilsen is a classically trained actor/storyteller, a journalist and a theater/improvisation teacher for children and adults. During the Halloween season, David can be found telling spooky tales to audiences of all ages, or performing one of his one-man shows based on the stories of horror author H.P. Lovecraft. David lives in New York with his family. DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM is his first novel. Visit him at

David Neilsen

Books by David Neilsen

by David Neilsen - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor

When a family disaster forces the four Rothbaum children to live with their aunt Gladys, they immediately know there is something strange about their new home. Strangest of all are the doors --- there are none. Every doorway is a wide-open passageway! Their unease only grows when Aunt Gladys disappears for long stretches of time, leaving them alone to explore the strange house. When they discover just what Aunt Gladys has been doing with all her doors, the shocked siblings embark on an adventure that changes everything they believe about their family and the world.

by David Neilsen - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror

When the mysterious Dr. Fell moves into the abandoned house that had once been the kids’ hangout, he immediately builds a playground to win them over. But as the ever-changing play space becomes bigger and more elaborate, the children and their parents fall deeper under the doctor’s spell. Only Jerry, Nancy and Gail are immune. And they alone notice that when the injuries begin to pile up, somehow Dr. Fell is able to heal each one with miraculous speed. Now the three children must find a way to uncover the doctor’s secret power without being captivated by his trickery.