JUMP INTO THE UNKNOWN WITH "CHIMNEY BLUFFS"

September 29, 2012
David B. Seaburn draws from over thirty five years’ experience as a minister and psychotherapist to address some of the most basic issues of the human heart: loss, uncertainty, hope, fear, love, joy, seeking, wonder, and redemption. Seaburn has written and published three novels, DARKNESS IS AS LIGHT (2005) and PUMPKIN HILL (2007), and CHARLIE NO FACE (2011), which was a Finalist for the 2011 Indie Excellence in Books Award. Seaburn continues his focus on the dilemmas of human experience with his latest novel, CHIMNEY BLUFFS, a complex and powerful story of love, loss and renewal.



In CHIMNEY BLUFFS, Kate and Mitch have devoted their lives to their four-year-old son, Danny, having shepherded him through heart surgery only to have him struck down unexpectedly by a virulent and unforgiving form of meningitis. In their grief, Mitch proposes that they jump together from the cliffs at Chimney Bluffs, a nearby state park. For him, it will bring the family together again, this time in eternity. For Kate, who does not believe in an afterlife and who feels responsible for Danny’s death, it will be justice.

The next morning, two park employees, Clancy and Bobby, find Danny and his favorite toys side by side in two sacks, Mitch dead in the water nearby, and Kate lying on the shore, very much alive. What follows is a story of loss, grief and renewal, as Kate, Clancy and Bobby form an unlikely friendship, sharing and wrestling with the losses in each of their lives that have made moving forward nearly impossible. In the end, it is the quality of those relationships that not only pulls them through, but enables each of them to emerge as new persons.

David B. Seaburn is a retired psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and ordained minister. He lives with his wife in Spencerport, NY.
 

KEYS IN THE RIVER

August 10, 2012


“There are keys in the river.  Life is one long river, a pretty voice sings.”

Sometime during mid-1994, I started writing essays, poems, and short stories to help me pass the O-level English exams which I had failed a couple of times in the past. I never thought I was writing pieces that would be read; rather, I began writing simply as practice for this important exam, a rite of passage to higher education in Zimbabwe.

The works, however, continued to develop and evolve, as if they were st...
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SLAVES UNTO THEMSELVES and the need for a TRAVELER'S REST

June 28, 2012

When I first started writing TRAVELER'S REST back in 2005, it wasn’t my intention of writing a book. I had spent the last year and a half writing scripts for an Atlanta production company, my first paid gig as a writer. I enjoyed writing scripts, but I longed to writing stories. Given, the similar ruthlessness of both the book publishing and film-making worlds, I felt prepared.



A screenplay doesn’t really come to life unless it is produced. If it isn’t produced, the script might as well...
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POETRY LIVES!

June 14, 2012
Flush with success after receiving first place for poetry in the 2011 London Book Festival for WAVELENGTHS - The 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry, we bring you FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - The 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry!



FIFTY-EIGHT STONES presents thirty-four outstanding poems by eleven exceptional and many award-winning poets including Shawn Canon, Nadia Cox, Helen Doan, David Gemmell, Richard Hookway, Daniel S. Janik, Vivekanand Jha, Doc Krinberg, Julie McKinney, Francis Powell and Jean Yam...
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Alive and Aware, Living Life as It Really Is

June 4, 2012

ON MY BEHALF was never meant to be published. It was merely a journal for my venting. Nothing formal. My intent was to bring my life to light to myself and hopefully band-aid some old gaping wounds.

As I was writing, however, I had an epiphany. I thought ever-so-reluctantly: What if my story mattered to someone, even helped them to realize things about themselves that would have otherwise been swept under the rug and ignored? Wouldn’t that be worth publishing? It suddenl...


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RULES OF PRIVILEGE

May 6, 2012
As I mentioned just before Savant Books released my previous novel, MANIFEST INTENT, I had returned to my roots as a lawyer after my first novel, the Hawaiian thriller KANAKA BLUES.  My newest work, RULES OF PRIVILEGE, stays in that world, but strays from the environment of the big law firm into the orbit of solo practitioners, who sometimes struggle just to stay afloat. 



While the problems of large and small firms often are radically different, all lawyers, no matter the size of their firms,...
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BLOOD MONEY - The Ultimate Collection of Post-Modern Short Stories

February 28, 2012
In my opinion, an outstanding short story collection is the crowning glory of post-modern literature, and as proof, I offer my readers BLOOD MONEY - TALES FROM TWO CONTINENTS.

Each story is complete, but together, transcends individuality to timelessness and immortality. A dramatic vision of humankind's greatness and shortcomings, BLOOD MONEY takes on Love, Regret, Lust, Revenge, Hopelessness, Hope, Security, Adventure, Frustration and Acceptance. In my stories, it's the characters' uniquely ...
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Riots, Rock and Roll, Casual Drugs and Recreational Sex

February 15, 2012
Forty years ago, during the height of the anti-Vietnam War movement, a large number of students at the University of California at Santa Barbara rose up in outright rebellion, burning down a branch of the Bank of America and clashing with police in three separate riots. The Isla Vista Crucible  takes place at the university and the nearby student community of Isla Vista during that tumultuous 1969-1970 academic year. The story follows three roommates trying to live and enjoy their student liv...
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Not-So-Random Views of Asia from the Mid-Pacific

February 1, 2012
RANDOM VIEWS OF ASIA FROM THE MID-PACIFIC weaves together a series of analyses focused on contemporary events in the Asia-Pacific region.



This book is best seen as a learning tool to help both the general reader and Asia specialist to better understand the complexion of the region and true dynamics of individual events. Newspaper articles, internet commentary, political discussions and debates come excitingly alive, and suddenly relevant, meaningful, and understandable.

Of course, that alone ...
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THE OIL MAN COMETH

November 10, 2011

An action/adventure novel about global petro-power-greed, THE OIL MAN features John Marx, an offshore oil derrick supervisor who unknowingly holds the keys to that power as well as to his, his family and friends' lives or deaths. An amateur conspiracy theorist, he, his wannabe James Bondish friend, Josh Platur, and his devoted wife, Anne, nonetheless have no idea as to why or what it is all really about. Not until Marx begins uncovers the threads of a real conspiracy, each of which exacts its...
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