A typical day for David Hamilton consists of waking up at 4 a.m., guzzling a pot of coffee and rushing out of his front door to join the workforce of eBay – where he holds the self-proclaimed job title of phone monkey.
Hamilton is majoring in psychology at Salt Lake Community College, writing novels and building a blog. His first novel “Blessed” will be released on Dec. 21, 2013. It is the first of five belonging to “The United Series” saga.
“It’s exciting because being a published author is a bucket list item for me, but it’s also terrifying,” says Hamilton.
The publication date of “Blessed,” on Dec. 21 mirrors the first day the novel begins with. This date, which is the winter solstice, is deeply rooted in Hamilton’s theology.
Hamilton is a practicing Wiccan. The majority of Wiccan followers including Hamilton choose to follow the Wiccan Creed.
“The creed is your acceptance of the rule of three. If you harm someone you can expect it to come back to you threefold. Karma’s a bitch,” says Hamilton.
Each novel in “The United Series” follows the life of one of four warriors: Adra, Luke, Aziza and Hayden. Their backgrounds are unique, but they share one common experience – the loss of a loved one in the name of good or evil.
The four warriors come together to fight the powers of good and evil that exist in the spiritual realm, with the goal of getting rid of them completely in order to create a utopian society.
“The whole series is about blending the line between good and evil,” says Hamilton. “Good people make bad decisions; bad people make good decisions. That doesn’t necessarily make them good or evil.”
Hamilton is self-publishing “The United Series” through Amazon.com, which has allowed him to have freedom that he wouldn’t have found through a traditional form of publishing.
“I don’t have anyone to answer to. It’s part of the draw of self-publishing. I don’t really have a deadline–other than the ones I set for myself,” says Hamilton.
Navigating through the literary world led to Hamilton’s decision to create the blog, Literary Brambles, a “literary road map” for aspiring writers.
“I want nothing to do with someone who is going to try to tell me that I’m writing my story wrong,” says Hamilton.
Hamilton earned a 3.94 GPA landing him a spot on the SLCC President’s List.
His decision to major in psychology correlates with “The United Series” and his blog.
“I think having a good understanding of human behavior makes it easier for me to see into the people around me and to pull samples from the real world for my fictional worlds,” says Hamilton.