David Niall Wilson has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. A former president of the Horror Writer's Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, his novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea's Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, Vintage Soul, My Soul to Keep & Others, Kali's Tale, Heart of a Dragon, The Second Veil, The Parting, Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe , Killer Green & Crockatiel – the newest novel in the new series O.C.L.T. David has also co-authored the Stargate Atlantis novel Brimstone, with Patricia Lee Macomber, and Hallowed Ground – written with International best-selling author Steven Savile. He has over 150 short stories published in anthologies, magazines, and five collections. His work has appeared in and is due out in various anthologies and magazines, including the recent anthology 2113 – stories based on the music of Rush, edited by Kevin J. Anderson.

David lives and loves with Patricia Lee Macomber in Hertford, NC with their daughter Katie, and occasionally their genius college daughter Stephanie, three sons serving in the USN, Will, Zach, and Zane, their ridiculous Pekingese Gizmo, their not-so-vicious cat, Sid, a never-to-become-a-coat chinchilla named Pook Daddy, Bellatrix LeStrange (the cutest cat in the world) and her long-haired glaring grandma, Boots. David is CEO and founder of Crossroad Press, a cutting edge digital publishing company specializing in electronic novels, collections, and non-fiction, as well as unabridged audiobooks. Visit Crossroad Press at http://store.crossroadpress.com

The Preacher's Marsh by David Niall Wilson

Gideon Swayne is a man of God. He's spent his life in a peaceful town in southern Illinois tendng a very quiet, happy congregation. With the war in the South ending, and the slaves freed, Gideon is called to a new mission. He goes south - the cotton fields of North Carolina - to take the word of God to the newly free.

What he didn't count on was the hatred of the citizens of Old Mill, North Carolina...the love of a swamp witch named Desdemona ... the friendship of a young boy...and a life that would challenge his faith and his sanity, show him darkness and magic such as he'd never witnessed, and lead him down the darkest paths through men's hearts.



  • A powerfully written tale of still-smouldering post Civil War prejudices, and an unlikely love story between a wandering Preacher whose heart tells him to spread his mission, and a worker of the fields who has mysterious powers drawn from the Great Dismal Swamp.

    Set against this; the arrogant, merciless landowners who do as they please and hold the town's powers in their sway - the backdrop is set for a battle of freedoms and rights, of magic and love.

    –Amazon Review