David J. Wighton

Biography

David Wighton is a retired educator who enjoys writing youth novels when he's not on a basketball court coaching middle-school girls. The books in his Wilizy series peek at how people lived after the word's governments collapsed in the chaos that followed the catastrophic rise in ocean levels and the disappearance of the world's last deposits of oil. Luckily today, in the 2080s, the citizens of Alberta are safe because their It's Only Fair society uses brain-bands to zap people whenever they break a rule. That way, all children grow up knowing the difference between right and wrong. Unfortunately, they're also taught that women's ankles need to be covered so that men can't see them and turn into perverts. Plus, no-one in Alberta can have babies any more because the government manufactures them in a way that ensures that no child has an unfair advantage over any other child. All of this makes sense to Alberta's dictator, but not to Will and Izzy – two teenagers who are decidedly different from everyone else.

Wighton's novels have strong teenage characters driving the plot and facing challenges that, in many respects, are no different from what teenagers face today. His novels are intended to entertain and readers will find adventure, romance, suspense, humour, a strong focus on family, plus a touch of whimsy. Wighton also writes to provoke a little thought about life in today's societies and what the future might bring. Teachers may find the series useful in the classroom and the novels are priced with that intent in mind.

Series

Wilizy
A multi-generational and multi-cultural family of superheroes fights for justice using intelligence and guile in a world challenged by climate change, crazy dictators, bigotry, corrupt politicians, avaricious businessmen, rogue military forces, and more. The Wilizy novels include teenager romance, humour, suspense, and adventure set in a world that has been torn apart by climate change, the collapse of national governments, and the disappearance of justice. As of July 2019, the series contained seventeen free novels with more to come.

Books

Lights, Camera, Action
Series: Wilizy, Book #26 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 50,090. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Winnie gets a new angelic body, meets an angel from the medieval era, and gets a crash course on trident-shaped spaceships. Meanwhile, Satan is planning multiple changes to Hell that will have dangerous consequences for the Cosmos as well as for all female devils. If Winnie's three operations are successful, afterlife in Hell could be less misogynistic and perhaps even entertaining.
Happy Valentine's Day
Series: Wilizy, Book #25 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 60,630. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Maddy is kidnapped by a witless devil named Pig Snout who stashes her in a retail outlet in Hell. With the help of Molly Moonblossom and Fanny Fandigity, the Wilizy bring a bullying businessman to justice and do it in a dandy way. Reese enjoys Valentine's Day in a way he never expected. A new hero emerges from the Wilizy's past. It will be nigh impossible for readers to guess who she is.
Who Painted Lord Percy?
Series: Wilizy, Book #24 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Book #24 asks the question: Who Painted Lord Percy? The suspects include: a dead man who hunts perverts, a condom buying female angel, the devil named Gold Pinkies, a cherry pie barfing angel, a mortal resigned to joining The Borg's beehive, a skinny-dipping ghost, a devil named Adolf Hitler, an angel who can't pucker up to kiss, or the angels who protected Christopher Columbus.
Morgana Foils the Duke's Plans
Series: Wilizy, Book #23 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
In Book #23, you'll meet a zesty Zulu goddess who pulls a spear of gold out of a lake bed. An angel named Prudence has a potty mouth. A dolphin in the Cops of the Cosmos arranges for Heaven to invade Hell. Queen Guinevere meets Sir Galahad, Sir Lance Lott, and Sir Launchalot, one of whom is not gallant. The perfume toting Morgana wields a devilish weapon of mass olfaction.
Black Cats: Lucky or Unlucky?
Series: Wilizy, Book #22 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 64,170. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Strange characters abound in this story. You'll meet a woman named Fido, a purple gnome, a mining gal that can make a cowhand vibrate, a safe-cracking masked marauder, a stinker bell, a high wire gymnast afraid of height, three hench-devils, and a devil wearing an Elizabethan ebony doublet, complete with raven black satin breeches and a heart shaped codpiece. Oh yeah. There's also a black cat.
My Champion Kisser
Series: Wilizy, Book #21 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 83,360. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Melissa's Operation Beef Jerky, featuring pragmatic momma cows and flying unbranded calves, goes after a stinky justice. In Hell, Winnie has to deal with a dead pharmacist and an asparagus-shaped devil geek in her operation against the perfume-toting, hog-riding Rat. On her side is a pussy tat named Santa Claws and a junk food eating canary that has a fatal encounter with a loaded frying pan.
Lock Up Your Corn Starch
Series: Wilizy, Book #20 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 71,050. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
While Paula, Winnie and Arthur are on a perilous mission for Heaven, the Wilizy family is trying to rescue Charlie and Sheila from prison. Wilizy forces battle demented escaped convicts intent on slaughtering innocent victims to help a brown supremacist politician win an election. If you're intent on going to Hell when you die, be sure to read this book for a preview of what's waiting for you.
Brunhilda
Series: Wilizy, Book #19 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Billy Bump resurfaces and plans Maddy's death. Winnie accepts a secret mission but runs afoul of Yolanda, who is sure that she has a boyfriend. Yolanda's vision that Winnie will be attacked comes true. Demonic infiltrators into Heaven escape detection when the steamroller named Brunhilda levels capital charges against Arthur. This time, he won't be going back to guardian angel school.
The Tale of the Scorpion's Tail
Series: Wilizy, Book #18 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 55,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The Wilizy have to neutralize NORAD's nuclear missiles while defeating their air force without causing any casualties. A special weapon (guided bird poop) will be needed. Meanwhile, Heaven's guardian angels are under attack from within. The key to success? Rescuing a gerbil imprisoned in an escape-proof cage. Molly Moonblossom and Nympho Maniac play key roles. One of these characters is Winnie.
Nice Birthday Party, Governor
Series: Wilizy, Book #17 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 69,660. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Plot twists abound as the Wilizy take on the Colorado government and the NORAD military simultaneously. Maddy quits the cadet corp to run a secret operation that ends in a one-on-one battle. Melissa breaks Reese out of jail and Cowboy shows his dramatic talents, which do not include stripping. Winnie directs two dramatic productions but only one of these involves wearing respectable clothes.
Coffee Can Kill Ya!
Series: Wilizy, Book #16 of the Wiizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 56,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Convincing Paula's brother to give her a proper share of her parents' estate had seemed so easy. Turned out that it wasn't so easy after all. In the Wilizy's defense, murdering extra-terrestrials that tried to kidnap a corpse created unique challenges. To their credit, the Wilizy dealt with those. But, how do you deal with something that you can't see and don't even know exists?
Remember the Halocracy
Series: Wilizy, Book #15 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 55,470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Reese rediscovers his first, and only, girl friend. For reasons that nobody fully understands, he kidnaps Annika but she willingly accompanies him to the far side of globe. Soon, Reese worries that she could be trying to seduce him. He's wrong about that. She has something else in mind. Meanwhile, Winnie and Bean find out that hiking in the woods is not always a healthy activity.
Old Stone Face
Series: Wilizy, Book #14 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 83,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Bean moves to Toronto with her sheriff who takes a job as a private detective. Before long, he's trying to bring a mad scientist to justice - the same man that Winnie is after. With both the Wilizy and a countrified sheriff after the same man, you'd think he'd be easy to catch. Too bad there are no laws about a mad scientist killing twenty-one babies.
Second Base
Series: Wilizy, Book #13 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 80,170. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Granny and Doc enjoy a spirited life in their new Australian house while Bean has to adjust to her mother joining her in the Wilizy cadet camp. She meets a charming man with country pumpkin witticisms whose entire life is dedicated to becoming a cold blooded killer. Meanwhile, Safe Haven's impenetrable offices aren't as safe as they thought they were.
Tickled Pink
Series: Wilizy, Book #12 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A man uses his unlimited wealth and power to assault women without fear of legal consequences. If they object, he'll humiliate them publicly and ruin their lives. If they don't stand up to him, their lives as they knew them will be over. But how do you fight a man who is above the law? Here's how. The Raging Gardeners help the women while Winnie attacks him where he isn't looking.
Trial by Nick
Series: Wilizy, Book #11 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After the Scandinavians attack their home base, Winnie develops an idea for defeating Crown Prince Wilhelm that is a dramatic departure from their normal military battles. In their personal lives, the Toronto teenagers have to become schnobs to keep their basketball futures alive, Lucas and Lylah begin dating, and two of EmmaGee's personalities leave her body.
Wheelchair Moccasins
Series: Wilizy, Book #10 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 102,790. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A 13 year old girl pretends to turn to prostitution to gain her freedom from her crime boss father. In Wilizy family news, Winnie agrees not to meddle in Mathias' love life. No, the world isn't ending, so long as you don't have a green vegetable for your name. Best advice ever? If somebody wearing moccasins and sitting in a wheelchair offers to sing you to sleep... run!
Bite Me!
Series: Wilizy, Book #9 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 73,420. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Spurred on by Marie's desire to eat a meal with her former slave masters, the Wilizy plan to put Safe Haven ranches out of business. In the process, they encounter two foreign assassins intent on abducting Maddy. Theo and Nary become closer but a red-eyed chaperone does not approve. The Wilizy's war with Safe Haven starts with a bang but ends with a whimper.
Maddy's a Baddy
Series: Wilizy, Book #8 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 94,140. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Maddy had escaped from Big Momma only to find herself all alone in the cold and begging for food in Eastern Canada. While she's trying to return to her home in Seattle, the Wilizy have their own problems. Everybody in the family is intent on bringing the judge to justice for what he did to Lucas. It would have been so easy for them to rescue Maddy, but they didn't know anything about her.
Nary, Nary, Quite Contrary
Series: Wilizy, Book #7 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Theo and Lucas move to Toronto to live on their own. Both meet girls but neither is brave enough to introduce his new friend to the family. They wouldn't have the time anyway, what with villains trying to assassinate them and Voodoo royalty greeting them as though they were Voodoo gods. At the end of the story, Lucas receives a surprise Boxing Day gift that leaves him speechless.
Bob, the Invisible Dragon
Series: Wilizy, Book #6 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 68,720. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
Three Wilizy members create a team of Raging Gardeners to bring two sexual predators to planted pot justice, sort of. For these gardeners, there's definitely some planting involved. Dreamer and Lucas have to be rescued by a Wilizy member who fights battles in a non conventional manner. Speaking of non-conventional, a new Wilizy super hero makes sure that justice to perverts does not "drag on."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Torpedoes
Series: Wilizy, Book #5 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 84,520. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mac disappears and doesn't want to be found. Nevertheless, Will and Wolf make a timely effort to find her. The Alaskans plan their attack for when Will is finding out what happens to the air in a submarine when it is lying helpless on the ocean floor. Between the Alaskans' impenetrable fortress and their bubblegum weapons, life is going to get a little sticky for the Wilizy.
Hoist the Jolly Lucas
Series: Wilizy, Book #4 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 87,260. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's bad enough that Zzyk pins the blame for two assassinations on Izzy and launches a full out assault on their home compound. But then, another enemy takes advantage of a security lapse to get revenge for a war that happened twenty years ago. The Wilizy are left reeling with two key members kidnapped and stashed where they can't be found, let alone rescued.
Assassination Day
Series: Wilizy, Book #3 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A DPS technician offers to defect if the Wilizy will rescue his daughter from The Citadel – some super smart military people who are friends with Zzyk. Izzy thinks that their new recruit is an assassin, but Yollie insists that he's a decent man. Can assassins be decent men? It will take a hair-raising experience to find out.
The Get Even Bird
Series: Wilizy, Book #2 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Will and Izzy are forced to flee from Zzyk's army. After months away from Alberta, they fly their sailing ship into BC thinking that they would be safe there. Bad mistake! Izzy is captured. All Will has to do to save her life is turn himself in for a free brain-band fitting appointment. That's what happens when you wear a Zorro costume to a dance.
I Got'cha!
Series: Wilizy, Book #1 of the Wilizy Series. Price: Free! Words: 66,920. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
If you think being a teenager in today's world is tough, try being one in 2081. In Alberta's It's Only Fair society, your brain-band will zap you just for chewing with your mouth open. One boy pried his brain-band off to see what living with emotions would be like. Being chased by the entire Alberta army was bad enough. It became worse when another 15 year old kid offered to help him escape.