Davide Mana

Wishful thinking...

Wishful thinking…

Davide was born in Turin, Italy, 1967.
He studied science in Turin (where they gave him a BSc in Geology on the condition he’ll never come back), London (where he thrived, working for Shell UK), Bonn (too briefly, alas! – but long enough for a Master in Applied Micropalaeontology), Urbino (from where he fled gripping a PhD in Earth Sciences).
He served his country playing Dungeons & Dragons in the Air Force.

Through the years Davide has been a call center operator, language teacher, scarecrow, university researcher, freelance researcher, statistics guru, post-doc course teacher, translator, author, content crafter, art show coordinator, editor, lecturer, game designer, fantasy writer, teacher of Taoist Philosophy, book reviewer, web designer, bicycle repairman, renewable energies pundit.

He lives in Castelnuovo Belbo, a 900-souls community in the hills of the Monferrato area of Northern Italy.

01Davide has been writing – both for the fiction and gaming markets – since the mid ’90s, and his works have been featured in a number of fiction anthologies and gaming books.
As of now, he is a hybrid author, both self- and traditionally-published, writing both in Italian and English, writing fiction, non fiction and gaming material. He’s the author of the Aculeo & Amunet sword & sorcery stories, of the New Pulp novel The Ministry of Thunder, and of the Deadlands campaign book Messico & Nuvole.
As a translator, he’s responsible for the Italian translation of the Savage Worlds rulesbook and the Necessary Evil campaign sourcebook.

Currently fighting back abject poverty and trying to keep his mortgaged house out of the bank’s hands, Davide is waiting for the next hand of cards to be dealt.

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