2017: The Year in Review

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, I was feeling the stress of making a bold decision to leave my stable, high-paying job in pursuit of creative freedom: to focus solely on my passion for writing and storytelling. While my paychecks are certainly lighter now, in retrospect, I’m still overjoyed by the decision I made. More and more of my soul was getting sucked out by the day, and although there are new sources of stress to face now, I feel so much more rewarded by what I do.

I want to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported me. Thank you to everyone who has invested in an unknown and given my books a chance. I hope you’ve been entertained, and I hope that you were able to step into Miller Brinkman’s world and love it as much as I do.

2017 saw the birth and end of the Noble trilogy, and now it’s time to move forward. I have two novels in the works which I hope will see the light of day in 2018. The first of which is the sci-fi story I’ve been wanting to tell for a few years now.

While working at BioWare, I often dreamed of writing for Mass Effect. I crafted a story line I thought might fit just in case I ever received an opportunity to pitch to the team. That opportunity never presented itself, which was disappointing, but then I realized that my story didn’t have to be Mass Effect at all.

What I had was the beginning to a new franchise–one in which I could create and take ownership of. I’m so pleased with how it’s coming along, and I look forward to sharing more information about it in the near future.

The second novel on the docket is a post-apocalyptic fantasy. I actually started working on this as part of a writer’s workshop group late last year, and I cranked out the first four chapters in short order. However, I put it on the shelf following the workshop’s completion, but I can still hear it calling to me. Perhaps it’s time for me to start listening.

Again, I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support, encouragement, and kind words. It means more to me than you know. I wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday season. I’ll see you in 2018!

~ David

Destination Mystery Interview

Wow. This year has really flown by, hasn’t it? It’s been a busy and productive year, though, and I couldn’t be happier about that. However, 2017 isn’t over yet, and I’m pleased to share that I’ve done one final interview before the new year.

The wonderful and lovely Laura Brennan hosted me on her fantastic podcast, Destination Mystery. I had so much fun chatting with her, and I hope you’ll give it a listen!

Talk Nerdy to Me Podcast

A huge thank you to the fine folks at the Talk Nerdy to Me podcast for having me on this week’s episode. We chatted about many cool things, including my writing process, the wacky world of professional wrestling, how Mass Effect fan-fiction became the basis for my next novel, and so much more!

Check it out below, or download wherever you get your podcast fix. If you’re in a rush, my interview segment comes on at 1:13:10.


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The End is Near…

The time has come, ladies and gentlemen. I’m pleased to announce that the grand finale in the Noble Trilogy will release on Friday, September 15, 2017. The Reckoning will be available in Kindle and paperback format, and is available to preorder right now!

Sixty years after the conclusion of an ancient war, hardly anyone on earth is aware of just how close humanity came to extinction. The same goes for Charleston Police Officer Desmond Kalish—for now.

When a string of horrific murders sends a shockwave through the West Virginia capital, Desmond is determined to put the culprit behind bars. A break in the case puts the police hot on the killer’s trail—at the same time thrusting Desmond into the heart of a secret world that will stretch his concept of reality beyond its limits. Desmond faces a choice: run back to the familiar, or accept the danger of the unknown?

Before Desmond has a chance to weigh his options, an enigmatic preacher emerges from the shadows to set a sinister plan several decades in the making into motion. To prevent the coming apocalypse, Desmond and a team of mysterious agents must head back to the place where it all began: a little town by the name of Ashley Falls.

Preorder your copy of The Reckoning today!

Icarus Reaches a Milestone

I’m so excited to announce that Icarus reached a milestone over this past weekend: 1,000 downloads! I can’t thank you enough for your time and support. It means more to me than you could possibly imagine.

Miller Brinkman’s story began back in 2010. I woke from a bizarre dream in the middle of the night, and I knew I had to get it down on paper before it faded away forever. I’d never written a book before, and had no idea how to even go about it, but I worked on it little by little every night for several months until the story was complete.

However, it took another six long years of edits and rewrites to shape the manuscript into something I could be proud of, and in January of 2017, Icarus was finally done. I hoped that Miller would find an audience, but I had realistic expectations.

As an independent author, I’m well-aware of the challenges that come with self-publishing, but I put my blood, sweat, and tears into it, and would’ve been happy even if only ten people ever read it. In passing the thousand-download milestone, Icarus has exceeded my wildest expectations, and I’m so grateful to everyone who has taken a chance on it. Sincerely, thank you.

So, what’s next? Hmm… you know, two thousand downloads has a real nice ring to it. 🙂

Icarus Blog Tour

Round up the roadies and notify catering, because Icarus is going on tour! Well, it’s a virtual tour you’ll be able to follow from the comfort of your own home, but don’t let that stop you from partying like a rock star with your bowl of green-only M&Ms.

Icarus will be making six stops on this tour, and I’ll be there for each one, lurking in the comments to chat with you. Want to learn more about the Noble universe? Want to ask me about my creative process? Want to yell at me for the death of a particular character? No question is off limits!

The tour begins Monday, May 29, 2017 and will continue through June. Here’s a complete schedule:

My sincerest thanks to all the lovely bloggers who’ll be hosting Icarus during this tour. I’d also like to thank Goddess Fish Promotions for setting it up. I hope you’ll all stop by to say hello during the tour, and I very much look forward to talking to you!

A Reading from The Invisible War

In honor of The Invisible War‘s release this weekend, I’ve prepared a short reading from the book. This excerpt is from an early chapter, and puts you right into the action!

Miller Brinkman and a pair of officers interrupt a murder in progress and chase the suspect into what they believe to be a dead end. They soon discover that this heinous killer has a few tricks up his sleeve.

The Invisible War Available Now

Miller Brinkman returns! The Invisible War is out now and available in both Kindle and paperback format.

This book was a real labor of love for me. After completing an early draft of Icarus, I thought it was a stand alone novel, and had no plans to continue the story. Then a good friend of mine read it and asked me a ton of questions about where I would take the story next.

I pondered these questions all that evening, and it got my creative juices flowing. It was then that I realized how much the Noble universe had left to explore. However, continuing the story meant making significant changes to Icarus, but it was absolutely worth the effort. I hope you’ll agree! 🙂

The Invisible War picks up about two years after the events of Icarus. Miller Brinkman has retired from his private investigator life and moved to Boston to pursue a career as a novelist. Unfortunately, things don’t work out as planned, and Miller begins consulting with the police department to make ends meet.

Shortly thereafter, a grisly murder leads to the biggest case of Miller’s life, and a job with the F.B.I. But as Miller’s journey into the future begins, he soon finds himself haunted by the ghosts of his past.

In celebration of today’s launch, please enjoy the free preview of The Invisible War below with my thanks.

War is Coming…

The wait is over! I’m thrilled to announce that the next installment in the Noble Trilogy will release on Friday, May 12, 2017. The Invisible War is coming to Kindle and paperback, and is available for preorder right now!

Haunted by the ghosts of a missing persons case that turned his life upside down, Miller Brinkman is doing everything in his power to escape the past. He’s exchanged his small-town digs for the big city of Boston, and his career as a private detective for the solitary life of a writer. One problem: his debut novel was a flop, and his savings are rapidly dwindling.

To make ends meet, Miller begins consulting for the police, but what starts out as an easy paycheck leads him straight into the biggest case of his life—and a job with the F.B.I. As he crisscrosses the globe, working to solve a series of gruesome murders and put together a puzzle that grows more complex by the minute, Miller’s past starts to catch up with him. Lucid dreams and unexplained visions have him questioning his own sanity, and a strange power is growing within him—but at what cost?

When an old nemesis returns, it sends the F.B.I., a group of serial killers, and two ancient, bloodthirsty adversaries on a collision course. Can Miller and his team of agents stop the murders and prevent a war that would wipe humanity off the planet?

Preorder your copy of The Invisible War today!

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