David Layman


David Layman, born in Sandusky, Ohio, attended and earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree in history from Kent State University, Kent Ohio. After finishing his Ph.D courses, he chose to write novels and also completed two children's stories. His most current novel, DIRECT CONFLICT, focuses on the Vietnam War, the concentration of his academic studies. He is currently writing the sequel, and has written several other literary works.
When David is not writing, he travels, engages in long-distance running, both on the beach and in the mountains. As a former Army Paratrooper and combat medic, David has taken an interest in veteran affairs and works with the Wounded Warrior project in Jacksonville, Florida. His newest endeavor is to master surfing, then to travel to Hawaii to surf the Bonzai Pipeline.

David is currently working on the sequel to DIRECT CONFLICT, titled DIRECT CONTACT. Check back with us frequently for the release date.


The Trap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 191,420. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sierra Renee Jackson lives in South Beach, Florida, the land of sunshine, beautiful beaches and plenty of sunshine. She has already accomplished what many will never do, she has written several moderately successful fictional novels by the age of twenty-five! Sierra understands that her notoriety and success may be fleeting; if she fails to write something of note,...
Kya 20/20/3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
n the second book, and now this, the third of the series, the President of The Institute in South Beach, Florida, Kya Brisson had made significant progress as she instituted more of the plan spawned by her mother, Annabelle Jackson. Kya ordered her scientists at The Institute a kind of free hand to genetically alter and enhance their future female off-spring...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,970. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In Kya/20/20/2, Kya Brisson, so very advanced at the age of eighteen, finds herself at the very apex of power and control in her position at The Institute, a futuristic high tech laboratory located in South Beach, Florida. Kya finds that she thrives on the lust and desire for absolute power and becomes totally corrupted by that lust.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Peering out the large window of her office at The Institute, Kya Brisson gazed out onto the horizon. She scoffed, “These humans are most contemptible, they certainly have made little progress over the years. And now, I have been put in charge to change the status quo.
Commander of the Caribbean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,900. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Set just at the turn of the eighteenth century, Thomas Theodore Jessop, better known as the Commander of the Caribbean has taken it upon himself to fight evil, depravity and lawlessness around the Caribbean basin. He thinks of himself as a kind of crusader from days past who battles for God, virtue and Christianity. Jessop's comes from humble beginnings, the son of a dirt farmer.
Walking Within The Shadows - Part V
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,740. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Walking Within the Shadows #5 blends a number of real-life issues with a kind of peering into the prism of the supernatural. Annabelle Jackson's issues are much like those that many must face in today's society. Annabelle's dread of aging is compounded by the fear that her daughter will dessert her and Annabelle will be left all alone. She decides to thwart her fears of future loneliness...
Walking Within The Shadows: All Off Limits (Part IV)
You set the price! Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Walking Within The Shadows: All Off Limits, illustrates the vivid contrasts of a young female who has great fame and fortune at a very young age, and is not capable of accepting all the responsibilities that her fame entails. There are many issues at stake for Annabelle Jackson, moral and ethical issues as well as a sudden evolution...
Walking Within the Shadows: Part III
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,350. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
In WALKING WITHIN THE SHADOWS, the 3rd of the series, the reader will witness the trials and tribulations of a young woman who suddenly finds herself confronted by the demands of the cut-throat fashion and modeling industry. Coupled with that, Annabelle must also deal with her own new-found celebrity status as she now can pick and choose those who strike her fancy...
Walking Within the Shadows: Part II
You set the price! Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
WALKING WITHIN THE SHADOWS, Part #2, this second in the series, is again quite a riveting accounting of a teen-age girl who has a myriad of issues confronting her. Annabelle Jackson, in no time, has to come to grips with many, many issues of her new-found sexual prowess and her penchant for perversion and even more perverse sexually sadistic desires. She has finally escaped...
The Fog Rises
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
THE FOG RISES combines a number of real life issues that are prevalent with not only teens, but many people today. It weaves together issues such as mental health, sexuality and maturing as a teen into that of a young adult along with the family and community. The story's content exposes how the maturing of a teen into that of a young adult can pose serious issues.
Walking Within The Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 117,340. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Walking Within the Shadows offers the reader a view of a number of issues that young adults encounter, many controversial and many that have to be faced with little or no help from their peers or from real-life experiences. Annabelle Jackson is at an even greater disadvantage; she has been home-schooled and lived as a recluse, very isolated for most of her teen years...
Crazy Horse Pals - Midnight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,720. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The first of a series, this exciting children's story focuses on a group of young girls who have made a pact and formed their own club and have chosen as their name, the HORSE CRAZY PALS. As the title suggests, the club centers around their desire as crazy about horses.
Crazy Horse Pals - Mackenzie's Gold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The second story in the series, this story unfolds the following summer with the HORSE CRAZY PALS taking a break from Wigins and now vacationing in Jacksonville,Florida. They are staying at the ranch house of the cousin of one of the HORSE CRAZY PALS, Delilah Davies, a possible new HORSE CRAZY PAL prospect.
Direct Contact
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"What am I doing back here in the jungle?" Denton asked himself the rhetorical question as he attempted to right himself, to get to his feet. "I already did all this last time around and now, well now, I am in no condition to give it another go. I have grown soft and lazy. I feel like a tree sloth. When I was a G.I. in the Army, I was a grizzled, battle-hardened veteran.
Direct Conflict
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,450. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The mist rose up from the ground as the early morning light was just barely visible. Denton Wunderlin, a battle-hardened Vietnam War vet who just began his third tour of duty, stared out from the hut of his lover, a local Vietnamese girl, a teacher, who resided in a small, obscure village in the Delta of South Vietnam.

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