David Litwack

Biography

The urge to write first struck me when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter’s editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But I was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, I religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into my twenties. Then life intervened. I paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When I found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned.

"There Comes a Prophet," published in July 2012, was the first novel in this new stage of life. My second, "Along the Watchtower," came out in June 2013.

My wife and I split our time between Cape Cod, Florida, and anywhere else that catches our fancy. I no longer limit myself to five pages a day and am thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

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Books

The Children of Darkness
Series: The Seekers, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,810. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. Vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace and blessed simplicity. In the prisons of Temple City, childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy.
The Stuff of Stars
Series: The Seekers, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,470. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Across the ocean, the seekers become caught between an advanced society and a faction that rejects progress and wishes for a simpler way. Their challenge: bring the two sides together to make a better world. The prize: a chance to take home miracles for their people. But if they fail this time, they risk not a stoning but losing themselves in the twilight of a never-ending dream.
A Filha do Mar e do Céu
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,180. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 12, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
Após séculos de guerra motivada pela religião, este mundo se dividiu em duas partes. Agora as Terras Abençoadas são governadas pela fé pura, e do outro lado, a República, a razão é que é sua luz guia; dois mundos completamente diferentes mantidos separados e em paz por um Tratado de Paz e um oceano.
The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,830. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
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A mysterious nine-year-old from the Blessed Lands sails into the lives of a couple in the Republic, claiming to be the Daughter of the Sea and the Sky. Is she a troubled child longing to return home, or a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of the Republic? The answer will change the lives of all she meets… and perhaps their world as well. [Literary, Saga, Speculative]

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