For more than 40 years, David Smale has been interviewing people for books or articles. He decided to give listeners and viewers a peak behind the scenes at some of those interviews. Each week, we’ll post new episodes with people in sports, like Joe Lunardi, Bill Snyder, Kevin Harlan and so many more.
“David always captures the best and most interesting in whatever he selects to chronicle. He has unlimited range from college sports right up to the history of the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. He’s as nimble as the players he profiles and as complete as the teams and seasons and personalities he covers. Whether it’s a book or a magazine piece, David uses his expansive talent to give each topic a thorough and interesting look and that has served sports fans well for many years.”
“David is a relentless interviewer and tireless writer. The result is a deep dive into the subject, an otherwise unknown set of insights, and a dash of humor. It all makes for a great read!”
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing David for many years, and I’ve always appreciated his exceptional ability to capture a story.”
David was the perfect partner for me on my book project. After procrastinating for about 10 years, David helped me get this book written in just a few months. All aspects of working with David have been great, especially his writing. The feedback on my book has been outstanding, and it never would have happened if not for David.
“David was born to write. I first noticed his snappy, descriptive style when I was covering sports for The Associated Press in KC and David helped us cover the small-college NAIA basketball tournament. With an eye for detail and a deep knowledge of the sport, David could capture in 100 words what most writers took 200 to say. David’s personality is another reason for his success. He genuinely likes people. He enjoys learning their stories as much as he loves writing about them.”
You don’t know what you don’t know. I came to understand that phrase firsthand when I set out to write my book, One for the Coyotes. There to help me fill in the blanks was David Smale. From research, to self-publishing, to finalizing the product of my autobiography, David was there every step of the way. His attention to detail and his understanding of what it takes were integral parts of what made the finished product of my book a success and source of pride.
“David is a fabulous storyteller and reporter. His work is always ‘must read’ for me.”
The Author David Smale
David is a freelance writer living in the Kansas City area.
He has covered sports—professional, college and high school—for more than 40 years for various publications and outlets. He has published 21 books, mostly on sports history. He has written thousands of articles for magazines and newspapers. Feature articles are his favorite because they bring out the personal side of the subjects of his stories. He also enjoys helping other people tell their stories. He and his wife have been married for 39 years. They are the proud parents of two grown children and happily spend time with two beautiful granddaughters. He is active in his church and community.