LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

November 13, 2012
LIGHT SURFER follows the life of an enigmatic, abused child named Tony Jess. While Tony retreats further and further into autism, fate is plotting an out-of-this-world plan for his future that, even in his wildest "psychotic" dreams, he couldn't imagine. Sometimes, one needs to remain naïve for sanity's sake. At least, until the future has sufficiently gestated and is ready to become the present.



On the other hand, the fate of Dr. Baird, Tony's psychiatrist, appears, like that of Dr. Baird's father, quite predictable: Father and son are destined to become two of Australia’s most prominent psychiatrists as they attempt to restore Tony to normalcy. Their ultimate fate, and that of everyone touched by them, however, ends up quite different than imagined. The reason for the detour in the history of the world is the very subject they are studying: Tony Jess.

Under instruction by Dr. Baird, Jr., Tony, as he recovered, kept a journal, recording his awakening and detailing his fantasies, a journal so unusual that it ended up being seized by the United States government. The contents of the journal ultimately spark an international cover-up headed by the newly formed United Nations Technology Commission. As far as Dr. Baird, Jr., is concerned, it's all ludicrous. Tony's schizophrenia is being unveiled as he recovers from his autism; Tony's psychotic fantasies are anything but true, and this was well before the word "alien" appeared in the mess. What else is unveiled is that Tony is also a savant—a prodigy when it comes to computer programming—one bristling with plenty of reasons for wanting vengeance on a world that never seemed to understand or want him from the start.

The best computer experts from governments all over the world spend twenty years trying to crack the reams of computer code he generated and, to their horror, released to the Internet and is now integrated into virtually all computing devices throughout the world. In a last desperate effort, Dr. Baird is finally given an opportunity to read Tony’s journal. Although he finds nothing in the journal that would change his diagnosis, he does get an idea of what the world is so concerned about. Regardless of how Tony learned to program computers, the programs could prove a disastrous weapon in the wrong hands, or even a global doomsday device. In the end, the proof of Tony's sanity and the fate of the world, hang in what the "sleeper code" he's release will do when the time comes. And that time is suddenly now.

Sincerely,
David Allan Williams
Author of LIGHT SURFER (Savant 2012)
 

ENOUGH DELIGHTFUL CRAZINESS EVEN FOR "THE LOONS"

October 30, 2012
Back in the 1930s, Americans would struggle to part with twenty-five cents in order to spend part of an afternoon at the movies trying to forget the Great Depression and the uncertain times outside the theater. Screwball comedies provided the antidote to their desolation in this difficult time in our history.



In THE LOONS (Savant 2012), I've recreated the spirit of laughable chaos reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the thirties with an eccentric family of seven DeLune cousins that neighb...
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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 wi...
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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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