David Niall Wilson is a USA Today bestselling, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of more than forty novels and collections. He is a former president of the Horror Writers Association and CEO and founder of Crossroad Press Publishing. His novels include This is My Blood, Deep Blue, and Many More. His most recent published works are the collection The Devil's in the Flaws & Other Dark Truths, and the historical fantasy novel Jurassic Ark – a retelling of the Noah's Ark story… with dinosaurs. David lives in way-out-yonder NC with his wife Patricia and an army of pets.

David is a USA Today bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award Winner, ex president of the HWA and CEO of Crossroad Press Publishing.

The Preacher's Marsh by David Niall Wilson

Gideon Swayne is a man of God. He's spent his life in a peaceful town in southern Illinois tendng a very quiet, happy congregation. With the war in the South ending, and the slaves freed, Gideon is called to a new mission. He goes south - the cotton fields of North Carolina - to take the word of God to the newly free.

What he didn't count on was the hatred of the citizens of Old Mill, North Carolina...the love of a swamp witch named Desdemona ... the friendship of a young boy...and a life that would challenge his faith and his sanity, show him darkness and magic such as he'd never witnessed, and lead him down the darkest paths through men's hearts.



  • A powerfully written tale of still-smouldering post Civil War prejudices, and an unlikely love story between a wandering Preacher whose heart tells him to spread his mission, and a worker of the fields who has mysterious powers drawn from the Great Dismal Swamp.

    Set against this; the arrogant, merciless landowners who do as they please and hold the town's powers in their sway - the backdrop is set for a battle of freedoms and rights, of magic and love.

    –Amazon Review