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I was born and raised in Connecticut but spent much of my adult life overseas, living in Morocco from 1995-98 and in Lahore, Pakistan from 1998-2008. Since 2008 I have been living and teaching in Honolulu. I began getting published in 2004, with The Preservationist, a retelling of the Noah story from Genesis. This was followed by Fallen, which reexamined the stories of Eve/Adam and Abel/Cain. In 2006, my novel The Book of Samson was released. All three books were published by St Martin's Press in the US and Canongate in the UK.

My first non-Biblically-oriented story, called Monster, 1959, was published in February 2008. It generated a lively mix of responses. My next "literary fiction" novel, An Age of Madness, will be forthcoming in 2012 fr...more


Hey, all you UK folks, and people who prefer to shop at Amazon UK because, I don't know, it's cooler than the US one or something... The new "cash in on the Noah movie" reissue of The Flood is out now, and it looks pretty great I must say (I'm eagerly awaiting the copies Canongate has sent me). You can click here to get all the pertinent info from AmazonUK itself.


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The Preservationist
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 958 ratings — published 2004 — 19 editions
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Fallen
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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The Book of Samson
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Monster, 1959
3.05 of 5 stars 3.05 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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An Age of Madness
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Gamble of the Godless
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2011
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Guérillero galactique
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Monster, 1959
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008
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“Happiness isn't something she spends much time thinking about. Survival, discomfort, hunger...these are the concerns that fill her days.”
David Maine, Fallen

“...it takes only a modest amount of disruption to create an inordinate amount of mayhem. It's not necessary to wreak all the destruction yourself. Just begin with a fair amount and man's stupidity and selfishness will do the rest.”
David Maine, The Book of Samson

“But there was also something swimming, an idea, a dream of what we were striving for and what it would look like when we got there. Then we got there, and it didn't look the same at all, somehow...Are all human beings malcontents?”
David Maine, An Age of Madness

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message 8: by Scott

Scott Happy birthday, David!


message 7: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi, my new friend! Thanks for request! Indeed, it seems we have a lot in common, will be glad to exchange some tips, opinions, etc in the future! ANd to have a look at your works too! Sc-fi and fantasy are among the most serious genres! Keep the good work going! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


message 6: by Noa

Noa Thanks, I'm glad you liked my review. I have been so busy I forgot to check this site thats it took long to reply. If you see this then send me a Private Message PM.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) Hi David. Thanks for the friendvite.


message 4: by Sean

Sean Randall David,

Thanks for the friend request, I look forward to reading your latest when it comes out. I'm always on the lookout for new authors, and all those you mentioned to me in your friend request are brilliant.

Good Luck!


message 3: by Lori

Lori David, come back to Goodreads! I see from the last update on your blog that you are submitting your manuscript... A new Maine book on the horizon.. I am very excited about this!! Drop me a line if you pop back in, Hope all is well.



message 2: by Lori (last edited Feb 19, 2008 09:25PM)

Lori Looking forward to hearing you read in NYC today! Hope you have a safe and exciting trip there, and on the rest of your tour as well!

***UPDATED: David, It was so great of you to sit and chat with Sunshine and I tonite! I hope we didn't take up too much of your time, and can't tell you enough how much that meant to me... Hope you have a chance to read tomorrow nite!!! I'm heading off now to start reading your latest...Monster 1959...


Shawnette David...Thanks for the invite into your circle of friends....wishing you all the best in 2008...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all book recommendations you may have...Happy Reading :-)



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