David Willoughby

Biography

I am a Criminology student currently attending classes for my first degree, one of what might become many. When I am asked what I want to do with my degree I always get strange looks, I want to be a writer. However it is not that strange if you think about it. More so than any degree Criminology offers a unique benefit to writers. It is the unique and scientific dissection of bad guys and the people in the real world who work to catch them. Can you believe someone is actually going to give me a degree for studying this? How cool is that?

Books

The Crimson Witch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In a future following an unknown disaster, well after all our current and beloved countries have collapsed, governments adapt science and modernist ideologies to create new methods of rule. The Crimson Witch is the story of one mans struggle with the system of citizenship in his city-state of Sonata.
Lanterns in the Dark
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Lanterns in the Dark is a collection of short stories revolving around the darker side of the human psyche. It brings a certain lightness that only fiction can bring to issues of criminal intent, human breeding, and questions about the destructive capacity of society. So, even as the stories walk you in to the depths of the darkness, I will always makes sure to loft a lantern to light your way.
Mackett's Origins
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Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A prequel to the tale of pirates and werewolves mixed in frenzied combat beneath the traitorous moon. This prequel to "The Fate of the Black March" relates the story of Mackett's ascension to the command of the Crimson Wraith.
Searchlight: An Unkind Death
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Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Searchlight, a paranormal cataloger agency, works in conjunction with local police departments to serve as consultants in the occasional paranormal and supernatural crimes.
The Bomb: A Jason Oler story.
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Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a story that follows the conclusion of industrialization in the average fantasy universe a terrible weapon has been crafted in secrecy. Jason Oler joins a a group of adventurers on a quest to reveal the horrific nature of the weapon to the people before it falls in to the wrong hands.
The Plight of Dr. Grayson
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An anthropologist discovers the cruelty of man through his encounters with Native American tribes in the middle 1800's. A short talk with an ancient being sends his life in a downward spiral.
The Beast of Bridgewater
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Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.75)
A story styled after the works of H.P. Lovecraft explores the potential for the bizarre and terrifying in even the most mundane settings. A group of students moves in to a new apartment complex and confronts the things that go bump in the dark.
The Fate of the Black March
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00)
A short tale about pirates and werewolves as chronicled by the Black March's doctor. This story falls in with a series of short stories detailing the journeys of a pirate named Mackett and his cursed vessel the Crimson Wraith.

Smashwords book reviews by David Willoughby

  • Lowercase earth Part 1 – Jarod’s Lament on Sep. 10, 2011

    This short piece shows real potential for full development. I enjoy the concept and this particular piece reminds me of the really good science fiction of the late 80's. I look forward to seeing more.