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.




The Way Revision

April 9th, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
Finally sliding into the next revision pass on The Way. And sliding is more accurate than jumping, at this point. It’s a big chunk, and I have a major change decision I need to make. But first, consolidating feedback. In the man time, though, inspiration hit, and I have come up with a slight change […]

Minicon Redeux

April 1st, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
Had a great time at Minicon 57 this past weekend. Discovered author Ursula Vernon, ran into an also-retired former co-worker and met up with old friends who we mostly only see at Minicon. Also learned how to solder lights onto our circuit board badges thanks to Build-a-Blinky.


March 26th, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
The Minnesota Science Fiction Society hosts it’s annual Sci-Fi & Fandom, Minicon, convention this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Maybe I’ll see you there!

New Project Feedback

March 25th, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
Mark finished his read of my latest project, and it turned out better than expected. Sure, there were a number of first draft things, and one scene that was a disaster. But the story and characters were believable, the plot drew him forward, and the “B” plot dovetailed in as I had hoped. Hoping I […]

Site Refresh

March 18th, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
It was time. In the interim between the new WIP’s first read and getting to digesting feedback on The Way, I figured I would update the web site a bit. Text is fresher and the bio has been updated to include my new employment status.

Costa Rica

March 1st, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
My Favorite First Son just got back from a trip with his high school to Costa Rica. The kid is a computer geek and bed rotter, but survived 10 days of hiking in the jungle, zip-lining, rafting, and experiencing the local culture. And he LOVED it. So excited for him having those experiences.

Winning at Tetris

February 13th, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
So Tetris was finally beaten recently. Some kid rolled the score over and broke the game, or something. Either way, it was a win. And so is fitting the two plots of this book together. I’m finally happy with how they fit together. At least, until I get some feedback and revisit the whole thing […]

Key Largo

January 30th, 2024 / Dave / 0 comments
Had the most amazing weekend. The favorite second son and I went on four dives on Molasses Reef out of Key Largo to finish our Open Water PADI certification. Right in the water, he spotted a giant sea turtle swimming by us. Later in the dive, I found a lobster backed into a little cave […]


December 19th, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
Eight hours over two days spent in the pool means some very pickled fingers. But it also means the confined water portion of Open Water scuba certification is complete. It was a lot of fun, and I’m really looking forward to what my favorite second son and I will do with this in the future. […]

The “B” Plot

November 21st, 2023 / Dave / 0 comments
No surprise, but the first draft wasn’t as solid as I wanted it to be. Something isn’t lining up right between the two main plots, so we’re going to spend a little time massaging the pieces of the puzzle into place.