Author.            Imaginist.            Creator  of  Worlds.


Welcome to the Nexus!


David Earl Whitaker is a multi-genre author whose first book, "Flight of the Nosoi," is currently in search of an agent or publisher.  He has several other works in progress.

From this Nexus, you can visit the world of Nosoi, or you can catch a glimpse though the portals to several others.  Many ways are barred to mere mortals, but, in time, the barriers will break down so exploration can begin.




Two More Days and a Wake-Up

May 23rd, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
Thanks to some already schedule vacation for the holiday weekend, that’s all I have left of my day job — two more days and a wake-up. Then, my 32.4 years as an air traffic controller will come to and end, and it will be time to start a new chapter of my life. This one […]

Audio Books are the Bomb

May 15th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
I had never listened to a book on tape, as it was called “back in my day.” But with the arrival of Sanderson’s Tress of the Emerald Sea in January, I figured I’d give it a try. Turns out, listening to books while walking or commuting or cheering on third-grade soccer is a great way […]

Revising Outlines

May 9th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
I think I’ve changed the outline of the last quarter of my new project probably six times so far, and I’m hoping this seventh version is the charm. Perhaps not surprisingly, this revision looks very similar to the original plan. Clearly I needed to not get caught going down as many rabbit holes and tangents […]

LARPing Camp

May 3rd, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
My middle son is off to camp this weekend at a Scout reservation that has a life-size replica castle, complete with a gatehouse and draw bridge, battlements, and an inner keep. They have their LARPing sticks, made of a fiberglass core wrapped in pool noodles and duct tape with which to whack each other, and […]

What’s that? Retirement?

April 25th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
So…. something different coming this week. Spending tomorrow at a retirement seminar to make sure there’s nothing catastrophically wrong with my napkin math. Assuming that’s the case, I should very soon have a LOT more writing time in my future!

Extra Writing Time

April 17th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
Taking a break from my day job, this week. Looking forward to getting some extra writing time. Which is good timing as I need to retool a travel sequence and what I’m calling the Magnificent Seven section of the book. It’s looking a lot less like that classic movie as I sculpt it in my […]

4th Street Fantasy

April 10th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
Had a great time over the weekend at Minicon 57, and discovered Martha Wells Murdurbot series. Looking forward to reading that. One other bit of news I learned was about the 4th Street Fantasy writing convention, coming to the same hotel in June. Signed up and am looking forward to that. Maybe I’ll see you […]


April 4th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
This coming weekend is the 57th annual (with a pandemic hiatus) Minicon, this year featuring Martha Wells and others. Looking forward to panels and games and meeting up with old friends. It’s a great venue and a nice small con.

The Distraction of Research

March 27th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
Research is important, even for a work of speculative fiction. However, it can sometimes be a bit of a rabbit hole. The past week, for example, I end up spending far more time than expected learning a lot more about the Crimea and the Black Sea in ancient times than I probably need. Fascinating, though, […]

The Home Stretch

March 21st, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
The first two-thirds of the new project came together nicely. Now it’s time to figure out the details of last third. Tetrissing the separate character paths into a climax is fun, but rejiggering the timelines is less so. Curse physics for not allowing teleportation. . .