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If you’re an interviewer, blogger or member of the media, this information is for you: author photos, bio, and information about my books: The Baggage Handler, The Camera Never Lies and Where the Road Bends.

The Baggage Handlerthe baggage handler cover (to be finalised)

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying? 

When three people take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, their lives change forever.

A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job.

A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister’s house before her niece’s wedding.

And a young artist pursuing his father’s dream so he can keep his own alive.

When David, Gillian, and Michael each take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can’t imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave.

In this modern-day parable about the burdens that weigh us down, David Rawlings issues an inspiring invitation to lighten the load.

Available at: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Koorong ~ Goodreads

The Camera Never LiesThe Camera Never Lies (final)

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Daniel, Kelly, and Milly appear to be the perfect family. But an old camera will expose secrets no one wants developed.

Daniel Whitely is a successful marriage counselor and bestselling author, yet his own marriage is in crisis and his daughter is drifting further away each day. To make matters worse, the deadline for his second book has come and gone, and he still hasn’t written a single word.

When Daniel inherits an old camera from his grandfather, he notices an inscription on the bottom: “No matter what you think you might see, the camera never lies.”

Daniel begins using the camera, but every time he develops his photos, they threaten to reveal secrets that could sabotage both his marriage and his career—exposing him as a fraud and destroying the life he has worked so hard to build.

He’s faced with a choice: keep his secrets and save his career or come clean and possibly save his family. Which will he choose? Which would you choose?

Available at: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Koorong

Where the Road BendsWhere the Road Bends (final)

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Four friends reconnect fifteen years after graduation on a promised trip to the Australian outback. Time has changed them. At graduation life was all about unfulfilled potential.

Fifteen years down the track, it feels a lot like regret.

As they get lost in outback Australia they find more than harsh beauty of an unspoilt land… … they discover how the road of life delivered them to where they are now.

And getting back requires them to determine where they’ll go from here.

Available at: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Koorong ~ Goodreads


David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father-of-three who loves humor and a clever turn-of-phrase.

Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication.

Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face. That starts with his debut novel – The Baggage Handler – a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying? 

Getting in touch

Media and publicity enquiries – USA

Margaret Kercher at HarperCollins Christian Publishing


Media and publicity enquiries – International

Brittany Lassiter at HarperCollins Christian Publishing


Agent enquiries

David is with the Steve Laube Agency, under the care of Steve Laube himself.

To contact Steve:

Phone: (602) 336-8910


Mail:  The Steve Laube Agency
24 W. Camelback Rd. A-635
Phoenix, AZ 85013

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