Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers

I was inspired to write my novel about a saboteur on a mission to destroy the nuclear reactor in Iran when I learned of Iran's nuclear program in 1994. I have wanted to be a writer since I was 14 years old (visit my website for my author bio) and was looking for an idea of an action/adventure story when I read an article in the newspaper how Russia was assisting Iran build a nuclear reactor for $700.

After the fall of the Soviet Union the new Russian Government was cash-strapped and agreed to help Iran complete their nuclear reactor that was scrapped in 1977. Naturally the U.S. vehemently opposed this deal, but the work to complete the reactor continued.

I did my research and completed my first manuscript in under 1 year, but could not get find a publisher. I continued to edit and work on my book and other stories throughout the years and in 2008 when I learned the Iranian reactor was completed decided now was the time to get my book out for readers to enjoy.

My book launch was on April 18, 2009 at Mysterious Galaxy Books, the premier independent bookstore in San Diego and I am forever grateful to family, friends, and readers who attended my book launch and helped me reach the local best-seller list for that month. I have since attended book festivals and signings and continue to promote my book as the subject is hotly debated in world politics to this day. Although my book is fiction, readers cannot help wonder how real my story may become as events develop in the Middle East.

Visit my website for a book preview and also visit where you can read sample chapters and reader reviews.

I invite readers to tell me your thoughts of how the West should deal with a nuclear Iran. Feel free to contact me on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at

Keep on reading!


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Comment by scribbler on October 24, 2009 at 12:52am
It sounds like the stars were aligned there for you David in the timing of your book! :) I'm interested in your attendance at book festivals as a means of promotion. How do you go about finding them or does your publisher do that for you?
Comment by David Lucero on October 24, 2009 at 4:59am
Regarding 'Scribbler's' comment, I join writing groups like American Authors Association, Military Writer's Society of America, and North County Author & Poets to learn about book festivals. I also check libraries and online sites announcing such events and look to join them. It's a lot of research, but worth the wait. I've also found a wealth of information by asking independent bookstores of such events where I find a lot of information about these festivals that welcome authors to join in on the fun. I hope this helps you, Scribbler, and many others.



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