The urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter's editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic .

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned. 
There Comes a Prophet is his first novel in this new stage of life.

David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

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David's Ascribe titles are:

 

Along The Watchtower

3 stars on Amazon

4.5 stars on Goodreads

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy

Awesome Indies Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Literary Fiction


"Fantasy and reality walk hand in hand for a wounded veteran in this poignant story of love, loss, and faith . . . Litwack's writing is flawless..." 

Clarion Foreword Reviews

"I've read several stories of Iraqi war veterans and this is one of the best. It is certainly the most clever" 

Tahlia Newland, Awesome Indies

 

Lieutenant Freddie Williams played World of Warcraft to escape family misfortunes and the war in Iraq. After an IED attack shatters his mind and body, he descends into his own fantasy world where he pursues quests like in the game. But in this game, the goal is not to get to the next level, but to find a reason to live. 

As Freddie emerges from a medically induced coma, he lapses in and out of a dream where he becomes Frederick, Prince of Stormwind. Faced with a series of trials, he wanders the castle, meeting elves and demons, and Rebecca, a gardener who makes him believe that goddesses are possible. 

In the real world, Freddie has a different set of trials: to learn to walk again, to unlock the memories hidden in his war-scarred brain, and to overcome the demons of his past. But his greatest challenge is to find a place in his heart for Becky, the physical therapist with the power to raise him from hell.

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The Daughter Of The Sea And Sky

5 stars on Amazon

4.7 stars on Goodreads

Category: Speculative Literary Fiction

"A fully imagined, gripping read"

Kirkus Reviews

"A beautifully written story with a fully imagined world and complex characters."

Mary Maddox, Awesome Indies

 

After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two.

Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light-two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean. Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena's plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions. These two damaged souls are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena's home after an impossible journey across the forbidden ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself "The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky."

A new and perilous purpose binds Jason and Helena together again, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities, no matter the risk to their future and freedom. But is the mysterious child simply a troubled little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of a godless Republic, as the outlaw leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe?

Whatever the answer, it will change them all forever... and perhaps their world as well.

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