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David M. Swindle

David M. Swindle is a senior editor and the webmaster for Liberty Island. He writes novels, non-fiction, and screenplays. He edits books across genres.

A Siberian Husky at Peace in the Backyard

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A Gorgeous Sunset: Pink, Orange, and Blue Memories from October 7, 2016

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A Perfect Purple Sunset from September 21, 2015

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The Essential Author Series Revival

We’re re-launching the series as a new weekly feature of short blog posts highlighting useful fiction authors and non-fiction cultural writers.

The 24 Liberty Island Books Published from December 2014 Through July 2018

If you’ve enjoyed one of Liberty Island’s titles chances are you’ll love another. Click here to download our new catalog in PDF format.

One Happy Doggo Loves the Beach: 4 Photos

Pics from Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach from February 2015

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4 Superb Sunset Shots from December 8, 2016

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The Winners of the Spring Writing Contest: Fantastic Fathers & Magical Mothers

Click here to read about our Summer Sci Fi contest. And click here to read about our upcoming Fall and Winter contests so you can get a head start. And the winner is…

Choose Life: On Roseanne’s Racism, Samatha Bee’s Vulgarity, and Trainspotting’s Truth

Which is worse? A comedian calling a black woman an ape or a comedian calling a white woman a c—?

In the wake of the cancellation of the rebooted Roseanne sitcom for its star’s tweet comparing Obama administration consigliere Valerie Jarrett to a character from Planet of the Apes, many of the show’s defenders employed one of today’s most common rhetorical weapons: whataboutism, a logical fallacy aptly described by Wikipedia and linked to Russian disinformation efforts throughout the 20th century.

10 Badass Heavy Metal & Alternative Tracks to Fuel Your Wicked Writing

Put these songs on when you want to slip into the zone

For this list, we’re going heavy — these are the metal and alternative tracks to help you get focused and creative while writing. Presented in no particular order, save for my pride for my brother’s debut album…

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