About David

David Niall Wilson has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties.  An ordained minister, once President of the Horror Writer’s Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, his novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea’s Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, and Vintage Soul – Book One of the DeChance Chronicles. The Stargate Atlantis novel “Brimstone,” written with Patricia Lee Macomber is his most recent. He has over 150 short stories published in anthologies, magazines, and five collections, the most recent of which were “Defining Moments” published in 2007 by WFC Award winning Sarob Press, and the currently available “Ennui & Other States of Madness,” from Dark Regions Press.   His work has appeared in and is due out in various anthologies and magazines.  David lives and loves with Patricia Lee Macomber in the historic William R. White House in Hertford, NC with their children, Billy, Zach, Zane, and Katie, and occasionally their genius college daughter Stephanie.

David is CEO and founder of Crossroad Press, a cutting edge digital publishing company specializing in electronic novels, collections, and non-fiction, as well as unabridged audiobooks.  Find more about Crossroad Press either at the Crossroad Press Blog, The Crossroad Press online store, or the Digital Drive-in, a blog filled with reviews, interviews, podcasts, video clips and more.

PRAISE FOR DAVID NIALL WILSON’S WORK

For Deep Blue:  ” Wilson demonstrates that a horror novel doesn’t need gallons of blood to succeed, that spiritual terror can be even more effective.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“This is an exquisite meditation upon the nature of pain and redemption written with a blues sensibility that rolls through the mind like bleak, resounding chords of dark music. The perfect novel for a hot, sultry night.” – J. L. Comeau – CountGore.com

For This is My Blood:  “Wilson’s prose is smooth and powerful, carrying its allegorical weight with grace. His first novel is one of the most unique vampire stories to appear in recent years, balancing themes of damnation and prophesy against those of faith and redemption.” – Publisher’s Weekly

For The Orffyreus Wheel – ” The book started off with a bang. From page one the book is intense and filled with suspense.” – Blondie – Amazon.com

3 comments

  1. The e-mail address in the Advance is incorrect, so hope I can get to you this way.

    In ’98 I retired as a reporter/feature writer for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, but still work with them as a free-lancer, mostly doing concert reviews.

    I had done a lot of free-lance writing before joining the newspaper, writing regularly for the old Country Weekly, National Fisherman, Grit to mention just a few.

    In radio, I did a morning show on WBOF in Virginia Beach and worked in Corpus Christi and, courtesy Unc Sam, broadcast on WXLN, the Voice of the Arctic in Nome.

    I was a newscaster on WITN in Washington, N. C. and was a game show host on teevee in Waterloo, Iowa.

    For about six years, I did commercials for Studio Center in Norfolk, the third largest organization of its kind, my spots going all over the country. The highlight was a stint with Charlton Heston on PBS.

    I wanted to contact you about doing stories, in book or short story form, on the celebrities I have worked with, mostly country going from the pure stuff of the ’50s to today’s superstar characters.

    And, I have written some offbeat short stories.

    Right now, I am just doing a monthly column for the Perquimans Weekly. (I live in Hertford).

    I have a story in the Jewish Museum in NYC (my home town) and am part of an exhibit in the McCormick Museum in Nome.

    If there is some way I can fit into your scheme of things, I would enjoy working with/for you. Frank Roberts.

  2. Hi David,

    My name is Matthew DeBlock, I am a Canadian currently living in China. I came across some of your writings in my usual searching and “nerdyness”.

    I have developed a conscript ( constructed script ) called Dscript that I have been developing for nearly a decade. It “matured” to a reasonable level recently.

    Dscript is a 2D writing system that truns alphabetical words into glyphs and symbols, they look quite “ancient/alien” that are legible in both letters and sequence.

    If you or anyone you know may be interested in applying Dscript I will gladly help out in whatever way I can, free of charge of course. Dscript itself is creative

    commons, free to copy, edit, sell by anyone. I am always happy to see it used.

    Dscript intro : http:dscript.org/dscript.pdf
    Or just google/youtube/etc search for “Dscript”

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

    Kindest regards,

    Matthew DeBlock

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