David Rawlings, the writer

You’ve obviously come to this page to find out a little bit more about the guy who either wrote that book or the stuff on the home page.

rawlings low res colour-2So welcome. There are two halves to a writer – what they’ve done and how they write.

This is what I’ve done. Over 25 years, I’ve made writing my career and paid the bills with words.  As a journalism graduate, my craft has developed from direct marketing pieces to raise millions for people in need through to advertising campaigns across television, radio and newspapers.  I’ve written brochures, annual reports and corporate communication pieces.  I’ve written more than 1500 web sites and contributed to hundreds of social media campaigns.  I’ve written for magazine and newspapers and contributed to online media as well.

But what about me as a fiction writer? Well, the best fiction comes from deep within, so here’s who I am when I’m not posing for a corporate photographer.

I’m based in Adelaide, South Australia, I am a sports-mad, married father-of-three with my own copywriting/communication business who reads everything within an arm’s reach.  I can spot a typo from across a crowded room and always – always – make sure my text messages are grammatically correct. Oh, and I love cooking, comedy and surfing.

I’m the guy who asks “how are you?” and waits for an answer. I’m the guy who asks the second question so we can talk about real things, in a way that helps all of us understand this thing called life.

I’m a writer.  Always have been, always will be. But nowadays the stories are mine.

And while I’ve been published in the non-fiction arena, having penned two books that follow my expertise, I’ve headed into fiction.

My writing brings together my Christian experience and life experience, and I write novels that talk about everything from the media to consumerism to atheism to megachurches to advertising to family relationships to carrying emotional baggage.

The best stories come out of passion – and I write about subjects that I’m passionate about: where we fit in modern society, or how reality TV isn’t real, or how consumerism is driving us apart. I love passionate stories, where I can tell on page one that a novelist cares about an issue, and they’re hoping that I’ll care too.

So that’s me. But what about you? Would you like to lose yourself in a good novel but find a little of yourself as well? Have a look around the site and let me know what you think – subscribe to my mailing list, join me on Facebook or drop me a line.