David embraced the writing life after falling in love with literature at an early age. He earned a BA in English from The University of New Hampshire, and an MFA in Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. He has taught Creative Writing at the University level and has won awards for his short stories. He was recently nominated for The Pushcart Prize by Crack the Spine Literary Journal.

David was on the water before he could walk. The wheels of his stroller rolled around the deck of his parents' lobster boat as they fished the New England coastal waters. David maintained his family's passion for fishing, and ran his own boat for three years as a fishing guide in Alaska. When he's not writing, David enjoys traveling the world with a backpack and fly rod.​​

A Thriller/Suspense Novel published by Red Adept Publishing

When James Morrow, a social worker, first meets Kevin Flynn, he suspects the teen is being abused. To learn more about Kevin’s home life, he gets to know the boy’s father, Tucker, who’s a lobsterman. James is able to put his suspicions to rest, and the two families begin to form a friendship.

When a kid at the local recreation center dies of an overdose, Detective Maya Morrow adds the case to the long list related to the drug problem plaguing the small New Hampshire coastal town of Newborough. But her investigation gets her much too close to the dangerous players.

Both the Morrows and the Flynns are holding dark secrets, and when their lives collide, tragedy is inevitable.

David Rawding​ Author

Taking on Water

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