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David P. Forsyth

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David P. Forsyth holds a masters degree in international relations and has pursued diverse interests and career paths. He is a licensed pilot and certified scuba diver. An avid reader of sci-fi, action-adventure, techno-thriller, horror, fantasy and apocalyptic fiction, Mr. Forsyth's professional endeavors have ranged from higher education to international trade, from travel marketing to charter aviation, and from failed entrepreneur to construction superintendent. David lives in Malibu, California, with the love of his life, Pamela, and nine munchkin cats. His goals are to become a successful enough author to quit his day job, focus on writing, and explore the world. He also buys the occasional lottery ticket.

"Sedulity" is on a 99 cent Countdown Deal today and tomorrow. It has earned a 4.5 Star average on 87 reviews while spending 6 weeks as the #1 Bestseller in Sea Adventures and high on the Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction charts since release on March 7th. Now it's time to reach an even wider audience. "Deep Impact" meets "The Poseidon Adventure" in this fast paced apocalyptic thriller inspired b... Read more of this blog post »
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Voyage of the Dead (Soverei...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Flotilla of the Dead  (Sove...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2012
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Sedulity (Book One) Impact
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2012
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Interludes in Hell
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" I am a cruise afficionado, having been on over forty cruises in my lifetime. That said, I must admit I was drawn to Sedulity.

This book asks the question: When the end comes where would you like to be? My answer is: If we are struck by a rogue aste... " Read more of this review »
Sedulity (Book One) Impact by David P. Forsyth
" I've read a bunch of apocalyptic books and watched a lot of disaster and apocalyptic movies. There is no doubt in my mind that this book is the top one of all I have read and, if it had been (carefully) made into a movie it would very probably be... " Read more of this review »
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" This story has good, likeable characters, a pulse pounding plot and is based on solid scientific research. I recommend it for summer reading in a safe zone such as a mountain lodge or a dessert retreat. Do not read this book on a cruise ship or on... " Read more of this review »
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T. Hi David! Glad to join your giant friends list! And sure hope you and Pamela are enjoying this wild writing and publishing ride. With the sales and readership you have earned to date, I suspect you will be able to quit your dayjob pretty soon now! Oh, and have fun on Zombie Day! Tom.

David P Forsyth Faye wrote: "Mister David, I just want to say that the second book blew my brains away! It was beyond spectacular. I'm eagerly waiting for the third book!"

I loved your review and put part of it on the promo page for Flotilla of the Dead. You (and others) are the motivation I need to write the next book. Thank you for the overly abundant praise. I'll try not to let it go to my head! Next book is in the works...

Faye, la Patata Mister David, I just want to say that the second book blew my brains away! It was beyond spectacular. I'm eagerly waiting for the third book!

David P Forsyth Stephanie wrote: "Carl was sitting atop a hundred foot water tower watching the world disintegrate around him.   There was a cool breeze coming off the ocean, but he was pretty sure that the chills he felt were more..."

Wow. Thanks. This is the first fiction I've written, but I've read thousands of books. I try not get carried away with descriptive fluff, but still paint a picture now and then. As one reviewer says of the second book, "David weaves an excellent balance between dialog, description, and action."

Carl's character in the part you quoted relies mostly on description because he is a sole survivor. To let you in on a secret, I wrote almost the whole book with only Scott's storyline first. Carl was an afterthought. I felt the first chapters were a little slow and wanted to interject a contrast between those lucky enough to be on the ship and someone who was stuck in the middle of hell. So I wrote the Interludes in Hell and interjected them between chapters. I think it was the right decision. I won't give you any more spoilers. ;) Enjoy the ride!

Stephanie G Carl was sitting atop a hundred foot water tower watching the world disintegrate around him.   There was a cool breeze coming off the ocean, but he was pretty sure that the chills he felt were more related to the horrific events he was witnessing than any wind chill factor on this mild spring evening in Southern California.   In fact, Carl was numb to most external stimuli at that point.   He had spent most of the day watching a city die.

Forsyth, David (2012-01-15). Voyage of the Dead - Book One Sovereign Spirit Saga (Kindle Locations 885-888). . Kindle Edition.

My favorite excerpt so far! You've developed your characters really well considering I'm only 18% through it. I am really enjoying seeing the perspectives of both survivors.

David P Forsyth Thanks Stephanie. You are just in time! Z-Day was Sunday. The voyage through the apocalypse continues through the next few weeks, including Flotilla of the Dead. This might be the first time that you can read a story like this in "real time."

Don't rush through it, though. Too many other readers are already bugging me to release a third book... I hope it floats your boat! :)

Stephanie G I just bought Voyage of the Dead on Amazon, can't wait to read it!

David P Forsyth Thank you very much, Faye! "Flotilla of the Dead" will be released before the end of this month and I will be sure to let you know when it is. It is great that you decided to buy the book, instead of waiting for the freebie, and even better that you liked it so much! Feel free to leave a rating/review here and at Amazon.

I hope that the FREE giveaway tomorrow (set to coincide with the release of the virus in the book), will build some momentum (like a spreading virus) in the two weeks remaining until Z-Day! So please let your friends and social networks know about the FREE downloads tomorrow. Thanks again for the kind words and support.

Faye, la Patata Hi Mister David! I bought your Voyage of the Dead on Amazon the other day after I found out that it would be free this March 15, but I thought it would be better to support you than wait for it free-of-charge. I just want to say that it was a SPECTACULAR book. I finished it a few minutes ago and until now I'm thinking about it. I can't wait to read the second novel. Any updates when it would be out soon? Much thanks! Consider me a follower!

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