David Goss of Saint John has helped put his home town on the map, championing the old port city – and indeed the province of New Brunswick itself, with his very busy pen. His voice, both on paper and in person with his hugely popular Walks N’ Talks program, continues to entertain his countless fans. These are David’s writings, so far:
October 1995: Saint John West and its Neighbours
October 1997: Old Tyme Christmas in New Brunswick .
March 1998: 150 years of caring
The Continuing History of Canada 's Oldest Mental Health Facility
June 1999 Saint John West: Book Two
Also edited and completed for the 175th anniversary
A History of the Parish of Carleton ( St George's Church Saint John West)
Brochure: A Walking and Driving guide to Saint John West -May 2000
St George and its Neighbours with Elizabeth Toy in 2002.
Brightening the Corner where you are-the history of Saint John Energy-2002
Tall Tales and Curious Happenings for Nimbus in 2002
History of Saint David’s Church, Rothesay 2006
West Side Stories, published by Nimbus in 2005
It Happened in New Brunswick , October 2007 by Nimbus
Saint John Curiosities, October 2008 by Nimbus
Saint John 1877-1980, published by Arcadia in December 2009
East Saint John with Harold E. Wright published by Arcadia in February 2011
Only in New Brunswick , published by Nimbus in May 2011
Historic Streets of Saint John with Harold E. Wright published in 2013
Saint John Ghosts by Blue Rock Books 2014
Saint John Snippets 2016
Stories included in following compilations
“How to Have a Great Life,” in 2006
“Christmas in the Maritimes,” 2006.
A Maritime Christmas in 2008
An Atlantic Canadian Christmas in 2010
The Winter House 2011
The Finest Tree and other Christmas Stories of Atlantic Canada, Nimbus 2014
This is 30 seconds with David:
What is your favourite book?
David: Oh my, the Bible without a doubt.
Who is your favourite author?
David: My favourite author would have been Robert Parker. I enjoyed all of his detective novels, the Spenser novels. Oh I just loved them.
What is your favourite genre to read?
David: History. I have to read a lot in order to do what I do.
How would you describe your books?
David: I hope people find them informative and they have some aha! moments that they say, gee, I didn’t know that – that’s interesting.
What would you say your greatest writing experience has been so far?
David: I think putting together the Christmas material, because I love the Christmas season and I just love sharing little tidbits that I find about Christmas – and hopefully that people will use them in some way.
What would you say has been your worst writing experience?
David: I got involved one time with a committee writing a book about a social organization in Saint John. I never would do that again.
What would you say is the biggest misconception about authors?
David: The biggest misconception is that they make a lot of money.
If you could take just one book with you on a trip, what book would it be?
David: The Bible.
What would your fans be most surprised to discover about you?
David: Probably that I don’t have a university education.
Describe yourself in one word.
David: Buoyant, loving life.
Describe your writing career (so far) in one word.