Writer’s Day: Dave Wrote A Book!

Dave 1I woke up in a panic this morning, Modern Philosophers!

I snatched the alarm clock off my nightstand, saw the time, and freaked out because I had overslept and was going to be late for work.

That was when I realized that today is Writer’s Day, the Holiday I’ve created to bask in the glow of the previous evening’s taping of The Nite Show, while also getting some writing done.

That was a close one!

One of the things I love about being a writer on The Nite Show is getting to meet so many interesting and cool people.

David Forbes Brown is one such person.  Dave, as he allows us to call him when he doesn’t want to sound like a serial killer, is a fellow blogger and Nite Show writer.

Despite the Red Sox hat, Dave is okay...

Despite the Red Sox hat, Dave is okay…

That’s Dave.  No, he’s not making a fist because he wants to punch you.  I think  he is palming a canary for an upcoming magic trick.

If Dave looks familiar, Modern Philosophers, it’s because he played the audience member who disrupted the taping to demand his free lobster from Danny in the Timbo sketch.

Aside from being an accomplished actor and lobster aficionado, Dave is also a writer.  He writes monologue jokes for The Nite Show, has a cool WordPress blog about crazy band names (davidforbesbrown.wordpress.com), and he is now a published novelist!

Dave 2That’s right, Modern Philosophers, the handsome book model in the above photo is holding Black Island, Dave’s new book.  Woo hoo!

Black Island is “a sci-fi adventure set in today’s world, pitting ancient forces of good against ancient forces of evil, blended into a drama of love, pride, and jealousy”.

Black Island is one of the 4,500 islands off the coast of Maine, and is located fairly close to Coven Island, a magical place I’ve written about often on this blog.  The fact that Dave and I have both been drawn to those mysterious land masses out in the Atlantic is one of the reasons why we bonded so quickly.

Dave 3Dave is also a huge fan of Back To The Future, which is more than enough reason for me to want to be friends with someone.

Dave gave me with an autographed copy of Black Island at last night’s taping of The Nite Show, and as you can see, he made a reference to the flick.

Seeing as how Dave’s last name is Brown, and he likes the movie so much, my Deep Thoughts are that he is somehow related to Doc.  I’ll have to ask my favorite time traveler the next time he brings the DeLorean to The House on the Hill.

As you know, I’m a big proponent of Blog Love and the idea of bloggers supporting each other.  I feel the same way about writers.  Dave didn’t ask me to plug his novel on the blog.  This was entirely my idea.

Dave 6If you’re interested in a copy or learning more about the book, Dave is on Twitter @MaineNovelist, a handle which is more fitting than ever.

You can also order a copy of Black Island by going to: Amazon Link To Order.

Congratulations to Dave on his accomplishment, and on this Writer’s Day, let me remind you all to just keep writing!

keep writingHappy Writer’s Day, Modern Philosophers!

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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15 Responses to Writer’s Day: Dave Wrote A Book!

  1. D. Parker says:

    I think Dave’s (I’ll call him that because of the whole serial killer thing) band names are hilarious and often, much, much better that names bands name themselves, so I’m sure his novel is quite interesting. I hope someday to be lucky enough to read it. 🙂
    Hope your Writer’s Day is a happy one so far Austin! 🙂

  2. ksbeth says:

    cool, and congrats to dave. you’re in good company –

  3. I LOVE that it takes place on an island off Maine! You read so much about the southern novelists, as if that’s THE area for settings. I will definitely seek out his novel and his blog.

  4. Reblogged this on David Forbes Brown and commented:
    Thank you, Austin.

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