Posts by: David

A Bit of Mothers Day Genealogy

In honor of Mother’s Day, and as an act of defiance against time and forgetfulness, I decided to hold a remembrance of some of the women who made my existence possible. My mother is the only one living, but all are present in the here and now. Mary Joan Waid (née Dawson) She is my […]

Sneak Peek Teaser for Great Fantasy Cover Art

I am excited to announce I’ve been working with artist Patrick Arrasmith for the cover of my novel, The Conjurers. Great fantasy cover art can make all the difference for a novel’s success and I am thrilled to be working with Patrick for mine. He has created covers for such notable publishing houses as Random […]

I Love Me Some Writing in a Scottish Accent

The Scottish accent is an evocative, wind-tousled thing. Those fortunate enough to visit or live in the land Romans dubbed Caledonia know it well. Unfortunates such as myself who’ve never been must get our fix reading “Kidnapped!,”  watching “Brave,” etc. But when it comes to being transported to a different time or place, readers are at the mercy of the author. Good […]

Historical Fantasy, New Orleans Style

I have been fascinated with 19th century New Orleans as a setting ever since reading Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice. Today’s post is a sample snipped from a little ways into my recently released short story, Wicked and Loving Lies. This historical fantasy follows Lalin Pasquet, the daughter of a quadroon named Clemence, who lives […]

Writing Historical Fiction: Obscene Language

WARNING: This post is about the use of adult language in historical fiction and in actual history. You should stop reading if you find profanity offensive. Naughty, Naughty Write the dialogue of drunken Medieval sailors in a seedy brothel and you will be hard pressed not to use salty language. You may be even harder pressed to write profanity that […]

DNA History Confirms Biblical Lineage

Just like in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, there exists an ancient lineage which traces its unbroken roots back to a single powerful figure from the Bible. It just took modern science to prove it. DNA history of the Kohanim According to the Wikipage on the biblical figure of Moses’ older brother, Aaron: “Part of the […]

A Brief History of Poison

Murder, passion, treachery. Poison. These things go together like laundry and lint, sugar and spice, Bill Haley and sock hops. The history of poison is macabre, but filled with drama, so naturally I’m drawn to it. The nefarious use of poison is old, old, old. Socrates and Cleopatra come to mind, but the list of […]

My Short Stories Now Available On Amazon!

I am excited to announce that the first of my short stories are now available online! Click either image below to view more information on Amazon. Wicked and Loving Lies In 1876, ten-year-old Lalin Pasquet is content, if lonely, within her protected corner of New Orleans. The daughter of a scandalously celebrated quadroon, she leads what seems a […]

Back to Posting

After not posting for a week, I have returned to the saddle. As any author with a family and a full time job can attest, finding balance can sometimes be tricky. I look in awe on those who crank out material in quantities of mass comparable to the heft of the observable universe (3 × […]