David Billingsley is a writer who has spent most of his life in Texas and the American West. He has published four books. His interest in writing stems back to 2001 when he challenged himself to write a novel based on a scene he witnessed in a small West Texas town. After leaving it on the shelf for many years, that novel, The Connection, turned out to be his fourth and latest book (also his favorite).
His first two books, The Redemption and The Switch, have been out and selling well for several years. Full of twists and turns, mystery, romance, and suspense, all three novels will leave you guessing with surprise endings.
His third book, The Five O'Clock Follies, is a completely different endeavor. Co-written with Vietnam veteran Richard Brundage, the funny and emotionally powerful novel is set in the Vietnam War era. Think MASH in Vietnam, except at a media press center.
When David's not writing, he'll be out photographing the West. His goal: To write "just a good book" for his readers. Reading should be enjoyment, not work.
On a frigid winter night in a Boise hospital nursery, a desperate man commits a desperate act—he switches his ailing newborn child with another. Thirty-three years later, Annie Lorda learns of the switch through a letter left behind by her late husband. She discovers the daughter she raised is really one of a set of twins belonging to ruthless Idaho billionaire Andrew Post and his wife.
Annie wants Post’s support. Post wants Annie.
But mostly he desires redemption for his past sins including a terrible secret concerning one of his daughters—a secret he will guard with his life. A secret Annie cannot know.
Detective Matt Downing, who is like a son to Annie, is hot on the trail of Post, threatening to expose Post's secret to Annie and the rest of the world...
Macy Thompson is a highly successful executive and the owner of a multi-million-dollar Texas estate. She’s also divorced, alone, and in therapy. The barometer of her success is her childhood best friend—the seductive, popular, and carefree Nikki Owen.
But Macy has been comparing herself to a ghost. No one has seen Nikki in twenty-five years.
Nikki’s back as the prosperous co-owner of a resort in the Idaho wilderness, an achievement Macy cannot accept. Their reunion leads to an impulsive wager. Switch places—prove who is the real success.
The bet unravels quickly. Nikki is not the Nikki of old. And a dead body in the mountains, an unforgiving apparition from Macy’s past, and the peculiar staff at the resort challenge Macy’s shot at winning...and surviving.
The Five O'clock Follies
The Five O’clock Follies does for Vietnam what MASH did for Korea...
It's an irreverent, rollicking mix of comedy, tragedy, duty, and honor in an original concept framed by America’s first televised war.
Follow three Army officers thrown together who try their best to find purpose and hilarity, facing everything from jungle terrors to humor in the war zone. It is a powerful story of enduring friendships, filled with issues of morality, and the tragedy of war that will cause readers to remember, laugh, and cry at the same time.
Come along for a “first” look at Vietnam in a different light, an unforgettable journey.
Time Travel Fiction
A drifter appears...this town will never be the same. Again...
Not much happens in the small West Texas town of Dinley, and radio DJ Sandy McAllister is fine with that. Following the tragic loss of her husband and son, she's carved out a steady, solitary existence. No more deep friendships, no more love, no more loss.
But a loud boom on the outskirts of town followed by the sudden appearance of a drifter is about to upset Sandy's carefully scripted life. His mysterious arrival on a warm summer evening coincides with the eruption of addictive and powerful feelings she cannot control or deny. And she's not the only one.
The bond, the connnection, with this stranger threatens to turn her life inside out and polarize her town.
And it's not the first time this has happened in Dinley.