David N. Alderman
To start with, I am a writer. Not just of fiction, but of what I call edgy Christian speculative fiction - in general terms, science fiction/fantasy/horror/supernatural fiction with Christian themes and edgy content, such as sexual themes, language, drug use, and violence. Under normal circumstances, one wouldn't have to mention the fact that they write 'edgy' content, but in this case I do because edgy content usually conflicts with Christian fiction. At least that's been the general consensus among readers of both secular and Christian fiction. I won't even get into the dispute regarding Christian fiction coexisting with science fiction/fantasy.
A good portion of my life is devoted to writing, and in that regard, to self-publishing. Self-publishing is perfect for those who want to take control of their books and get things done on their own timeline and in their own way. It's also perfect for those writing in genres that aren't very popular yet. No matter how hard it is to market a specific book or style of writing, you must stay true to yourself. Let the world know who and what you are, and they'll never forget you. It's when you try to be like everyone and everything else that you get lost in the crowd.
So now you know that I am a self-published author of edgy Christian speculative fiction. But that's not me entirely.
I also love to read. To be a good writer, one must love to read to some degree. My childhood especially was heavily influenced by reading. I remember reading Mark Twain’s work in my youth and falling in love with the characters of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. I remember reading terrific and sometimes horrifying short stories like Edgar Allen Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum, along with James Thurber’s, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In my senior year of high school I read through the Han Solo trilogy and fell in love with science fiction/fantasy and the Star Wars universe in its entirety. Present day I have an entire shelf full of books that have made their own requests to be read, including Stephen King's Dark Tower series, The Night Angel Trilogy, and a number of graphic novels.
Besides reading, I spend some of my free time in video games. Video games, in my opinion, are an artwork all their own. Combining music, storytelling, animation and voice acting, video games are the epitome of the arts, many talents coming together for entertainment's sake. When I do have time to game, you can usually find me online participating in a round of Half Life 2: Deathmatch, or scouring the world of Tyria for adventure in Guild Wars 2.
If you want to follow me on this adventure called life - particularly the life of a self-published author of edgy Christian speculative fiction - keep tabs on my website - davidnalderman.com - and follow me at my blog - davidnalderman.blogspot.com. I have also taken the time to create a community for readers and writers of edgy Christian speculative fiction to come together to support one another at The Crossover Alliance - thecrossoveralliance.socialgo.com. We'd love to have you over there. And don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have the time. I'd love to hear about your own journey through writing and self-publishing.
Where to find David N. Alderman online
Where to buy in print
Of Dreams and Faith
Pursuing God-given dreams is a futile effort unless we are doing so in faith. Many of us neglect to go to God with our dreams because we think they are too small or too insignificant to bother Him with them. But what we forget is that some of these dreams that are burning within us were planted there by God Himself, and He’s waiting fervently for us to partner with Him to fulfill these dreams.
Black Earth: Exodus
(This is book 4 in the Black Earth series.) In what began as a star falling in the distant Phoenix sky, Legion's invasion of Earth has led Nathan Pierce through the twisted depths of the human spirit in search of his family and truth. Now, while war rages across the planet, the fragmented shards of Shadowbanish come together to form a weapon that can finally tip the scales in humanity's favor.
Black Earth: Dark Masquerade
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
(This is book 3 in the Black Earth series.)
Two weeks after the events of The Broken Daisy, Nathan Pierce finds himself residing in a mall in northern California with members of Absolute's Rebellion. Legion's forces have taken over most of the Broken Lands, leaving humanity to concede to the iron will of the President of the United States or brave the darkness and the frightening creatures within.
Lost Birth: an Expired Reality novel
Legion has arrived on Anaisha, and David Corbin, the only person who may be able to stop the alien species, is being escorted in cuffs to Galtaia Penitentiary to face his darkest nightmares. As allies and enemies face off to find an ancient artifact known as the timepiece, darkness begins to invade the world, and the countdown to humanity's destruction begins.
Endangered Memories: an Expired Reality novel
When David Corbin receives an unexpected wedding invitation from Carrie Green, the girl he once loved, he sets out on a journey to South Ryshard to crash the event and proclaim his true feelings to her. Battling through crooked cops and demon hybrids, he realizes a startling truth: A trap has been set, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance.
Black Earth Double Pack
On the evening of Nathan Pierce's high school graduation, the stars begin to fall from the sky, crashing into Earth at an alarming rate. With the world in panic, an unforgettable cast of characters come together to face off against a darkness that threatens to destroy our planet.
This special ebook double pack includes the first two full-length novels in the series.
Picture Perfect: an Expired Reality novella
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jonathan Huxley, a homeless boy living on the streets of Mecca, meets a wealthy gentleman who offers to take him in as an adopted son - if he'll wed the daughter of a family friend. But all is not as it seems in the world of wealth and power, as Jonathan is soon forced to make a decision between a secure future or forbidden love.
Black Earth: The Broken Daisy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
(This is book 2 in the Black Earth series.)
The Broken Daisy picks up hours from where End of the Innocence left off with Nathan Pierce reeling from the news that his sister, Daisy, is about to be executed on public television for a crime of treason. Nathan resolves to find his sister and save her life before whatever has arrived in the fallen stars destroys what is left of our planet.
Black Earth: End of the Innocence
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
(This is book 1 in the Black Earth series.)
Nathan Pierce recovers from collapsing onstage at his high school graduation, only to witness the stars falling from the sky. On a perilous journey to Phoenix to find his missing parents, Nathan - along with the rest of the world - will come to find that the falling stars may not be stars at all...
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