For the Media

If you’re an interviewer, blogger or member of the media, this information is for you: author photos, bio, and information about my first book: The Baggage Handler.

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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


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

Allison Carter 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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