When David was 11, like any other grade-schooler, his favorite time of year was summer. Vacation was full of the prospect of water balloon fights, sleeping in, watching cartoons all morning with a huge bowl of cereal, but most importantly – NO SCHOOL!
So when David’s aunt told him that she was taking him and his cousin to the bookstore to pick out a book for extracurricular summer reading, he was none too thrilled.
He arrived at the bookstore, miserable, feet dragging and his aunt grabbed a book from a shelf and pressed it against his chest. “Here’s a new popular book. A lot of kids are reading this one.”
He begrudgingly accepted his fate and found a chair to sit in to peruse the book while his aunt left him to find a book for his cousin. He opened the book thinking all the while that this was a stupid idea, but as soon as he started reading the edges of his vision blurred into nothingness and he was completely immersed in this fantastical new world. He hardly said a word the entire ride home and his video games got no play until he had finished.
The name of that book? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. From that day forward David has had and insatiable predilection for any story that involved supernatural creatures and magic.
The first embers that kindled David’s passion for his story began when, out of nowhere, like lightning, Tobias’ name struck him while he was home alone washing dishes. He would brainstorm names for his main character but none of them inspired him enough to put pen to paper or fingers on keyboard.
The moment his muse whispered the perfect name was the moment the dream of writing this novel was born. Tobias Stone seemed to roll off the tongue. David immediately stopped washing dishes and began writing the adventures of young Tobias.
David learned the plight of the Nephilim, the abominable bastard step-children of the Bible transformed Tobias’ story from one he wanted to tell to a story he had to tell. He scoured the internet for information about this race of demi-gods and found himself hungry for more.
There are only vague references to the Nephilim in the Bible, pseudo epigraphica, and biblical apocrypha. The obscurity of the Nephilim race fueled the fire David had in his spirit to create a story that gives the Nephilim a voice. What better way to do that than from the first hand perspective of a bonafide contemporary Nephilim himself?
Tobias Stone And The Nephilim Prince is born of David’s burning desire to write a book based on magic and fantasy but also to send a message that no matter what people say you are, what truly matters is what you believe yourself.