Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quote of the Week

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal,
not to people or things. - Albert Einstein

Monday, November 28, 2011

Book 'Em North Carolina

I invite you to Lumberton, North Carolina to attend the Book'Em North Carolina Writers Conference on Sat Feb 25, 2012, where I will be talking and signing copies of my books. At 2 pm I will be appearing on the panel Turning the Page: The Suspense is Thrilling me. For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

RIP Anne McCaffery

When a major author passes, it affects us all. I would like to share this link for a brief summary of Anne McCaffery's wonderful career and all she added to our lives.

RIP Anne McCaffrey

Monday, November 7, 2011


Review of Havana: Top Secret
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fast-paced, tight and intense!, November 7, 2011
Patricia M. Terrell "p.m.terrell"

This book starts off at a gallop and never lets up. David Pereda's writing is tight and intense. Each chapter seems to end with a cliff-hanger that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. I like the way he moves back and forth between the female assassin, Marcela, and the doctor, Raymond, and how effortlessly he blends their very different backgrounds together as he propels the story toward the final breathtaking climactic scene.

Pereda's descriptions of places and people are unique and can create a visual in just a few words, which keeps the story moving. This is the first in a series, and I am anxious to find out what happens to the main characters as the series progresses. He ends this book with a great beginning to the next one, which guarantees I'll be coming back for more!

In my opinion, it's only a matter of time before this author is discovered and placed on the bestseller lists. I understand they are shopping his books around for a movie deal, and I for one would be front row and center to watch any movie made from his books. The characters are unforgettable, the plot intense, the backdrop exotic - and this book has all the makings of a bestseller.

Please read the review at and leave comments if you would like.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quote Update

If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

- George Carlin

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Quote of the Day...or Week or something...

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Quote of the day

I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
- Sir Arthur Eddington

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"It's important not to define yourself by what you do, but by who you are." - Anonymous

Have you read Havana: Killing Castro yet?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
- George Bernard Shaw

[I'm going to try to update this daily from now on.]

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quote of the day

"You need experience to make the right decisions but you gain experience by making the wrong decisions." - Moss Bliss

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another awesome cover by the amazing Dawne' Dominique! This is for my new book, due out in February 2012.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

However Long the Night

My new novel, However Long the Night, will be published by ETERNAL PRESS in February 2012. This book won first place in the Lighthouse Book Awards for Fiction and second place in the Royal Palm Awards for Fiction. HLTN is a 90,000-word contemporary mainstream novel with a romantic flair, a love triangle, suspense, a pinch of corporate shenanigans and a historical background. Keep reading this blog for more news. I will be posting sample passages for you to read and enjoy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Watch The Book

I have posted the trailer for Havana: Top Secret at Watch The Book. Please go there and view it. It may take a day or so to get it up, so have patience.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Global eBook Awards nominations

I received word that both Havana: Top Secret and Havana: Killing Castro have been nominated in the Suspense/Thriller category of the Global eBook Awards. For this, I am excited!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My friend and fellow author M. David Frost asked me to post a link to his latest blog, so here it is.

A Miami Brit's Blog

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Pictures

The Author and his first wife, Kay

The Author and his daughter, Sophia

Sophia's First Communion

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Garnets in the Sun

This overcast weekend my 8-yr old daughter Sophia and I went horseback riding to an abandoned mine and prospected for garnets. Sophia found one, as well as various other stones. On the ride back, the sun pushed through the clouds and, suddenly, we had a glorious afternoon on a clear sky. It was a day to reflect and enjoy nature and realize what's really important in life. God bless you all!

(posted by Moss for David)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Do Something For Yourself

"A thrilling suspense novel is a little like suspecting your spouse has a lover and you setting out to prove it -- every gut-wrenching word, casual glance or innocent action has multiple meanings and ratches up the unbearable tension until, finally, when you are about to explode, you find out the truth -- which will inevitably surprise you!"

You could start with Havana: Top Secret... just a hint...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Touching base

I apologize for being remiss to post lately, but I've been busy working on the next installment of my Havana Series of thrillers. Twin Powers is a departure from my previous work for at least two reasons: (1) the action centers around the twin girls born to Raymond and Sonia in Killing Castro, and (2) instead of Havana and Mexico, the plotline takes my main characters to Ukraine and the troubled Middle East. Here is a little snippet for you:

"You want a lollyop, little girl?" the man with the weird hat asked in a squeaky voice that sounded to Stephanie like a violin out of tune."Here!" He squawked, sticking his hand in front of her face and blocking her view."Take it!"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

David reading at Books and Books, SFWA Conference

It was a Fantastic Team Effort!!!

On behalf of SFWA, Books & Books and the community; I extend our appreciation and a huge thank you.
Your participation and contribution of your time, talent and creativity in the SFWA/B&B Show Case Event on Saturday, January 29, 2011, made it fun, successful and a job well done.

B&B atmosphere as always, was warm and cozy and the staff as always was welcoming and charming. The attendance was great, the presentations were outstanding, the entertainment was spectacular, the food was good and the libations soothed the palate. The audience were delighted and expressed their appreciation. Kudos to all!!!
We must do this again.

South Florida Writers Association Presents


FREE and Open to the Public

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Refreshments 7 pm, Program begins promptly at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

(one block north of Miracle Mile between LeJeune and Ponce de Leon)

$3 for parking garage across the street or street meter parking

David Pereda Seth H. Bramson Shamele Jenkins Eduardo Perez

This program will showcase two members of the SFWA who are exceptional authors--David Pereda and Seth Bramson. Entertainers for the evening will be Shamele Jenkins, a nationally renowned poet/spoken word artist; and Eduardo Perez, an opera tenor, who is also an author and medical doctor from Columbia.

About the Authors and Performers:

David Pereda, a former Latin American government consultant, enjoys writing thrillers and mainstream novels. His second novel in the popular thriller series, Havana: Killing Castro (Eternal Press) has earned rave reviews and several awards, including the Readers Favorite Award, the Indie Excellence Award and the Lighthouse Book Award.

Seth Bramson is the author of 18 books of historical significance on the people, places and events shaping south Florida. He is the owner of the largest private collection of Miami memorabilia in America. His most recent book is Hallandale Beach, Florida: For More Than Ninety Years Broward County's City of Choice.

Shamele Jenkins has toured various countries in the Americas, Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Africa, spreading her words to inspire and heal the soul. She has also taught literature, creative writing and poetry and is is the Artistic Director of Lip, Tongue & Ear Poetry Productions.

Eduardo Perez is an opera tenor and medical doctor from Columbia. He sang in the Opera of Bogota in 2002 and in 2007, 2008 and 2009 at the Miami Lyric Opera . He is the author of Biological Nutrition, published in Columbia in 2002.