About the Author
David B. Seaburn is the author of seven novels with his eighth, Broken Pieces of God, being released in September 2021.
David's first publication was a series of poems when he was in seminary at Boston University (1972-75). He continued writing while serving a church for six years, mostly short stories, plays, songs, essays and two manuscripts of inspirational prose.
He entered the field of marriage and family therapy in 1986 and was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he did extensive academic writing. During this period, he co-authored two professional books and wrote over 60 papers and book chapters.
He started writing fiction in 2000, completing his first novel, Darkness is as Light, in 2001. It was published in 2005.
Since then, David has been busy: Pumpkin Hill (2005), Charlie No Face (2007), Chimney Bluffs (2012), More More Time (2015), Parrot Talk (2017), and Gavin Goode (2019).
He has also written and co-written numerous non-fiction pieces some ofwhich are listed on the Other Publications Page.
My Latest: Broken Pieces of God
The author’s dramatization of the day-to-day realities of living with cancer is etched with fine details and deep compassion. Without any fanfare, this element of the novel comes to dominate the others, tilting a faith and relationship tale into an illness and coping story that explores powerful emotions. A sensitive and moving tale of family tragedy and renewal. Kirkus Reviews
In Broken Pieces of God, David B. Seaburn returns to the domestic arena to explore the complex and extraordinary lives of an ordinary American couple, Eddy and Gayle Kimes. Eddy, a supervisor for a cable company, loses his job.
Gayle, a tax accountant, is recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Unemployment, failed chemotherapy, and no insurance bring them to life’s precipice. Desperate, Eddy turns to a statue of Jesus, seeking a miracle, while Gayle dives deeper into a scheme she has been concocting for twenty-five years.
In the meantime, their adult offspring, Rich and Sandy, grapple with the aftershock of a tragic incident that has shadowed their lives since high school. What will happen when their secret is revealed?
At the eleventh hour, Gayle re-enters treatment and the family pulls together. Will it be too late?
This is a story of resilience in the face of uncertainty, hope in the midst of darkness, and family ties strengthened by life’s vicissitudes.