David Niall Wilson

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David Niall Wilson (born 1959 in Clay County, Illinois) is an American writer primarily known for his works of horror, science fiction, and fantasy fiction.[1]


USA TODAY Bestselling author David Niall Wilson has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. An ordained minister, once President of the Horror Writer's Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, 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 and print titles.

The Academic Study of Wilson's Novels[edit]

Scholars such as A. Asbjørn Jøn, at the University of Canterbury, have positively received Wilson's The Grails Covenant Trilogy (1997–1998) - even noting the way that it fits within a continuum of shifting popular culture portrayals of vampires.[2]



  • The Path of the Meteor (limited release - Re-released as Darkness Falling by Crossroad Press in 2010 - paperback edition 2016)
  • Star Trek: Voyager #12: Chrysalis (1997, ISBN 0-671-00150-7)
  • The Grails Covenant Trilogy (1997–1998)
  • This is My Blood (1999, ISBN 0-9658135-3-3)
  • Roll Them Bones (Cemetery Dance Publications' Novella #12, 2003, ISBN 1-58767-068-2)
  • Dark Ages: Lasombra (2003, ISBN 1-58846-820-8)
  • Deep Blue (2004, ISBN 1-59414-142-8, hardcover; 2005, ISBN 1-4104-0228-2, paperback)
  • The Temptation of Blood (2004, ISBN 1-930997-69-8)
  • Exalted: Relic of the Dawn (2004, ISBN 1-58846-860-7)
  • The Mote in Andrea's Eye (2005, Thompson-Gale / Fives Star - 2013 Crossroad Press)
  • Ancient Eyes (2007, Bloodletting Press Signed Limited HC)
  • The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & the Currently Accepted Habits of Nature (2009 limited edition HC from Bad Moon Books)
  • The Orffyreus Wheel (Crossroad Press, 2010)
  • Sins of the Flash (2010 digital release from Crossroad Press)
  • Killer Green (2013 Crossroad Press)
  • The Second Veil (2013 from Crossroad Press - Tales of the Scattered Earth Series)
  • The Crazy Crazy Case of Foreman James - A Cletus J. Diggs Mystery - (2013 from Crossroad Press)
  • Block 10 (With Stacy Childs - 2014 Crossroad Press)
  • The Blackguards (With Richard Murphy - 2014 Crossroad Press)
  • Remember Bowling Green - The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler (With Patricia Lee Macomber - 2017 from Crossroad Press)
  • Gideon's Curse (2017 from Crossroad Press)
  • The DeChance Chronicles (2009–present)
    • Heart of a Dragon (2011 from Crossroad Press)
    • Vintage Soul (2009 Thompson-Gale Five Star & Limited HC from Bad Moon Books)
    • My Soul to Keep (2012 from Crossroad Press)
    • Kali's Tale (2012 from Crossroad Press)
    • Nevermore (2013 from Crossroad Press)
    • A Midnight Dreary (2019 from Crossroad Press)
  • Novels of the O.C.L.T.
    • The Parting (2011 from Crossroad Press)
    • The Temple of Camazotz (Novella 2011 from Crossroad Press)
    • Crockatiel (2016 Crossroad Press)


  • Spinning Webs and Telling Lies (Limited Trade Paperback 2002 - eBook / Audio from Crossroad Press 2009)
  • The Subtle Ties That Bind (2002, Lone Wolf Publications CD Rom)
  • Defining Moments (2007, Sarob Press Signed limited HC digital and audio 2009 from Crossroad Press)
  • Ennui & Other States of Madness (2008 from Dark Regions Press)
  • The Fall of the House of Escher & Other Illusions (1996 limited trade paperback - 2010 digital from Crossroad Press)
  • The Taste of Blood & Roses (2010 Crossroad Press digital)
  • The Whirling Man & Other Tales of Pain, Blood and Madness (2010 by Crossroad Press)
  • The Call of Distant Shores (2011 from Crossroad Press)
  • Etched Deep & Other Dark Impressions (2012 From Crossroad Press)
  • Intermusings (Formerly Joined at the Muse - with various collaborators - 2012 from Crossroad Press eBook and Audible)
  • An Unkindness of Ravens (With Patricia Lee Macomber 2013 from Crossroad Press)

Children's Books[edit]

  • Mars Needs Pumpkins (Illustrator - with Katie Mary Wilson 2011 from Crossroad Press)
  • Perilous Pink PcGee (With Katie Mary Wilson 2012 from Crossroad Press)
  • The Kingdom of Clowns (2013 from Crossroad Press)
  • Bob Goes to Mars (Illustrator - with Katie Mary Wilson 2013 from Crossroad Press)
  • The Skeleton Inside Me (2014 from Crossroad Press)
  • The Halloween House & Others (2016 from Crossroad Press)


  • GODHEAD - The Movie (2008 With Rosanna Jeran & Blurgirl Productions)

Stories and Poetry[edit]

His short stories have appeared in more than thirty anthologies, in magazines, and on websites.


  1. ^ David Niall Wilson Talks Crossroad Press and More
  2. ^ Jøn, A. Asbjørn (2001). "From Nosteratu to Von Carstein: shifts in the portrayal of vampires". Australian Folklore: A Yearly Journal of Folklore Studies (16): 97–106. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

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