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New Series on its way—The DragonHawk Cycle

One morning, I awoke with a message from my Muse:

You need to write a Celtic series. Go!
And so it began. My hibernophilia was finally going to come in handy. The next part of my inspiration came in the form of a…
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Added by David Berger on July 25, 2015 at 9:57pm — No Comments

RainbowCon 2014

A day later, and I'm still recovering from the hilarity and energy generated by this inaugural convention held here in Tampa. Before I say anything else, I need to thank Storm Moon Press (Roger and Saundra Armstrong, Kris Piet et al) for their invitation to be a guest. It's a gesture I won't soon forget. I had the fortune, and I mean that in the highest regard, of meeting some incredibly talented people, whether they be authors, artists, small presses, larger publishers, bloggers/reviewers, or… Continue

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Added by David Berger on April 29, 2014 at 10:49pm — No Comments

So, what's happening? I'll tell you!

• I'm holding a Giveaway at Goodreads for ten copies of Memory's Curse. Enter now before you can't (last day is Dec. 15).



• The film treatment for Finding Balance is in the works, and I have a screenwriter looking it over for me as we speak. I want it the best it can be before giving it to 490 Entertainment.



• Book two of the Task Force: Gaea series,…

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Added by David Berger on November 24, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments

NEW: Glossary of Immortals — FREE!

To help readers of Task Force: Gaea with knowing more background of "who's who," they can download a FREE PDF download of Glossary of Immortals, a brief overview of just who the gods are, complete with pronunciation guide.…



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Added by David Berger on October 21, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments

Pssst! Teaser from sequel, Memory's Curse...

Here's a bit from the sequel of Task Force: Gaea—Finding Balance. It's a work in progress, but it'll give you a taste of what's coming:
 
A swirling blackness, Nyx moved and shaped herself in ways that would stagger the mortal mind, collapsing into eddies of dark, living clouds, ready to bear her offspring implanted in her by Olympos’ adulterous king. With the catacombs of the dead for her nursery, Nyx wanted to bring forth her daughter in the company of the…
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Added by David Berger on October 10, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

It's Official!

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Added by David Berger on September 29, 2012 at 5:55am — No Comments

Necronomicon, St. Pete, FL—Where I'll Be!

If you're in the Tampa Bay area, please stop by Necronomicon on October 26 - 28, 2012at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL. I'll have an author's table that weekend to sell and sign books, as well as participating in the following panel discussions (subject to change, but for now, here they are)

Friday, October 26


  • 1:00 PM—ST PETE 3—The Resurgence of Fairy Tales
  • 3:00 PM—ST PETE 3—The Best Movie Superhero Team…
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Added by David Berger on September 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Edin Road Interview!

Come listen to my interview with Jesse Coffey of Edin Road Radio at 6:30 p.m. EST at Edin Road's website: Interview by Jesse Coffey. I'll be reading an excerpt from Task Force: Gaea as well as speaking about writing, other projects, and whatever else we decide to chat about.



If you can't listen live,…

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Added by David Berger on September 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Redefining Horror—Can You Face It?

How do you define horror? The dictionary defines it as
 
An intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust OR A thing causing such a feeling.
 
In truth, is that all? Can you look at movies of demonic possession or nights of the living dead and call that horror? What about Friday the 13th movies or I am Legend? Of course. But, there's much more to it, I believe.
 
I've never been a fan of the horror…
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Added by David Berger on August 13, 2012 at 5:52am — No Comments

Sometimes you have to say goodbye...

to something you're writing. Tell me if this sounds familiar:


You've had ideas floating around your mind for days—you set up the place you're going to work in, grab a cup of coffee, turn off your cell phone, and begin writing, pouring out all of the images, words, catchy phrases, and greatness you're thinking you've just given birth to. You spend hours, maybe even days, on…
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Added by David Berger on August 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ten Commandments for a Happy Writing Life

So, I'm reading The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood as (you guessed it) inspiration for a writing course I am developing. As a writer myself, I found this list interesting, but rather than just post it, I wanted to add my 2 cents, just because. I hope you find both the list and my comments useful!…

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Added by David Berger on August 6, 2012 at 3:53am — No Comments

Shades of Difference Matter—Elemental Ideas

When I teach the novel, Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko, I usually teach about the Mother Goddess and the Hero’s Journey. Actually, it just gives me an excuse to talk about mythology, something I could do all day. Going over this, though, shows my students that every single heroic story follows the same skeletal structure (I could go on about the Hero’s Journey in more detail, but that would take up way too much room). The basics, though, involve the journey of the hero on his or her road…

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Added by David Berger on July 17, 2012 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Did you just crawl out from under a rock?

To be inspired? I'll do almost anything (keep reading to find out about the rock).

So, picture nine beautiful ladies, dressed to inspire—bumping, grinding, singing, spitting poetry, being all tragic or comedic, going on about the stars and history and stuff around one man with his hands all over his instrument.



Not sure where your mind was, but I'm talking about the…

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Added by David Berger on June 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Review: Wrath of the Titans (or Titan?)

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for those who haven't seen the movie.



I'm certainly not one to criticize the rewriting of mythology since my novel, Task Force: Gaea, does that by tweaking Greek mythology. After all, people spread myths by word of mouth before they did so in writing, so changes invariably happened. In fact, depending on whether you ascribe to Hesiod or Orphism, you get a variety of myths on the same subject. Keeping this in mind, I watched Wrath of the Titans, the…

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Added by David Berger on June 17, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Horror Among the Gods

Considering what many people know (or don’t know) about the gods of Greek myth, it’s not surprising to learn that the idea of horror doesn’t really factor into the mythology. Some of the myths and legends may indeed frighten, but very few actually are intended to invoke that nausea that emanates from a story where blood, bile, and other bodily fluids are ripped or drained from a human. Certain myths tell of horrific events, things that mere mortals wouldn’t be able to stomach for long, but…

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Added by David Berger on June 12, 2012 at 5:42am — No Comments

Memory's Curse...

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Added by David Berger on June 9, 2012 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Task Force: Gaea—Memory's Curse (ETA 12/31/2012)

The second book in the Task Force: Gaea (soon-to-be) trilogy—Memory's Curse—has an anticipated completion date of December 31, 2012. After the events of Finding Balance, the four members of the United Nations Task Force, GAEA, find themselves in a world they desperately need to understand, and the Olympian god, Apollo, takes a more active role. This sequel will pick up not long after Finding Balance…
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Added by David Berger on June 9, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments

My First Live Interview "On Air"

Tonight, indie author Lakisha Spletzer interviewed me tonight on her show, "Indie Author How-To". We spoke for two hours about me, the novel, writing, and so much more. If you'd like to listen to the podcast, click here: Podcast

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Added by David Berger on June 3, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Catch Me Live at 9 pm tonight on Indie Author How-To Radio

Lakisha Spletzer, author of such works as Jewels and Emerald Rebellion (Alien Encounters Saga) et al, will be hosting me tonight at 9 p.m. on her Radio Show: Indie Author How-To. Come listen to her interview me on many topics and participate in the chatroom!…
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Added by David Berger on June 3, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

Never Underestimate Your Friends

I have some truly amazing friends.


Over the past few months since my book came out, the support my friends have given me has been nothing short of stupendous and has reaffirmed my faith in people. Some have bought the novel (and some will, when finances permit), some have promoted it and me, some have been…
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Added by David Berger on June 2, 2012 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

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