David R. Matteri

Thanks for visiting! My name is David and I am an author, freelance editor, and tutor living in the San Francisco Bay area. I earned my BA in English with a minor in creative writing from California State University East Bay in 2012. After taking some time off to write and pursue other career paths, I returned to school to become an English teacher and earned my credential in 2015. I have been teaching and tutoring English to teens and adults ever since. In addition to my previous experiences, I am an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and continuing to learn and grow as a professional writer and editor. Some of my favorite authors include Ray Bradbury, Steven King, and Neil Gaiman. You can connect with me on Twitter, Goodreads and Scribophile.


“The Rest Area” in flashesinthedark.com, February 2012

“Georgia Peach” in snmhorrormag.com, June/July 2012

“The Hill” in Anotherealm.com, July 2012

“Beneath the Makeup” in snmhorrormag.com, August/September 2012

“Mr. Bones” in 31 More Days of Halloween, September 2012

“Yard Work” in From the Depths, Fall 2012

“Attic Space” in snmhorrormag.com, December 2012

“Right Where You Left It” in Confettifall, January 2014

“Come Buy” in Midnight Diner, April 2014

“The Price of the Sea” in Fairly Wicked Tales, April 2015

“A Good Teacher” in Signal Horizon, May 2019