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David M. Swindle

David M. Swindle is a writer, editor, and activist. He is a senior editor and the webmaster for Liberty Island. He writes novels, non-fiction, articles, blog posts and screenplays. He edits books across genres. Some of the titles he has acquired and edited for Liberty Island include: J.P. Medved's sci-fi thriller Justice, Inc, Quin Hillyer's satirical Mad Jones trilogy,  Jonah: A Novel of Men and the Sea by Howard Butcher, the comedic Snowflake's Chance by Curtis Edmonds, The American Blackout action-thriller series by Fred Tribuzzo, and Brian Drake's Steve Dane spy thriller series. Click here if you are interested in submitting novels or web content to David.

David also works as the Southern California associate for the Counter-Islamist Grid. Previously he has worked as coordinator of the Middle East Forum's Islamist Watch project (2016-2017), associate editor for PJ Media (2011-2015), and associate editor for FrontPageMag/managing editor of NewsReal Blog (2009-2011). His articles have been published by The Daily Caller, The Daily Wire, Rebel Media, Big Hollywood, SmashCut Culture, John Hawkins' Right-Wing News, Acculturated, American Thinker, Lid Blog, The Indianapolis Star, and WTHR.com (Indianapolis' NBC affiliate). He graduated in 2006 from Ball State University with a double-major in English (creative writing emphasis) and Political Science. He currently lives in Burbank, California. Follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle and visit his blog here.

The Bizarre Journey of the Mansion Which Inspired the Opening of The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler’s debut masterpiece drew on his knowledge of Southern California

One of the opening revelations in the new annotated version of The Big Sleep is a head-twister.

Why I Still Hate Game of Thrones But Love Rick And Morty

So tonight is finally the beginning of the end for one of the most overrated TV shows of all time.

10 New Shots of Maura the Siberian Husky

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Green Book: The Worst Best Picture Winner I’ve Ever Seen. My Rankings…

My Oscar Viewing List Isn’t Complete, But I Haven’t Seen One As Lousy as last Year’s Most Blatant Oscar Bait

So Green Book finally became available on Netflix and April and I watched it over the weekend, both in a similar state of annoyance and almost embarrassment that this silly, formulaic, insulting movie had won Best Picture. It was about as bad as predicted, save for a handful of entertaining and redeeming moments from Mahershala Ali. I can see why the family of Dr. Donald Shirley would be so angered by the obvious false scenes inserted into a narrative based on a true story.

Roma should have won. Black Panther was good enough to deserve to win too. (Blockbusters in the past such as Avatar being nominated and the third Lord of the Rings winning so I think Black Panther as the winner would have been legitimate.) BlackkKlansman is much better than Greenbook and one of Spike Lee’s rare upper tier films. It’s still fairly B-level, mediocre, though (and totally unworthy of a best picture nomination or the screenwriting award Lee won). But that’s such an improvement over his usual C or D-level offerings.

The 34 Liberty Island Books Published from December 2014 Through February 2019

Pick up our new military fiction anthology!

If you’ve enjoyed one of Liberty Island’s titles chances are you’ll love another. See the new updated list here and download the catalog!

3 Sunset Shots from Sunday, March 10, 2019

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My 7 Favorite Sunset Shots from This Week

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Oysterfest in June 2015 and New York City in June 2016

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Two Close-Up Pics of Siberian Husky Maura

These were taken April 9, 2015

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3 Shots from a Cloudy Day at the Dog Beach

These photos were taken February 14, 2016

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