David Scott Hay
DSH is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Born and raised in OKC, he lost the tip of a finger in a chop-saw incident somewhere in Chicago.
He makes a mean old-fashioned and the best ribs on the block. He currently lives with his wife and son and dog and chickens and a dozen typewriters in a valley between the ocean, the mountains, and the desert.
New works include: The literary satire THE FOUNTAIN from Whisk(ey) Tit Press, out March 2021.
"A passionate meditation on art wrapped in a hilarious sendup of artistic pretentions." - KIRKUS (starred review)
Coming Feb 2022: [NSFW], a satire. More on that soon.
Previous novels: the Amazon best-selling contemporary fantasy FALL: THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR and CLONING CHRIST.
"A magic elixir that confers stupendous creative powers on talentless people sets the Chicago art world on its ear in this satirical novel.
A passionate meditation on art wrapped in a hilarious sendup of artistic pretentions." - KIRKUS (starred review)
Book Trailer: THE FOUNTAIN
FALL: The Last Testament of Lucifer Morningstar
"DSH's writing is witty, smart and precise." - Chicago Sun-Times
For fans of Neil Gaiman and Steven Brust
And so it came to pass in the waning days of our century that a curious deal was struck between Heaven and Hell, or more specifically between Lucifer Morning Star and the Presence.
The Book of Life, that book that holds the names of those souls deemed for salvation has been stolen from the Silver City. Without the Book there can be no Judgement as foretold in the Revelation.
Two renegade angels are suspect and are believed to be on Earth.
For reasons known only to himself, Lucifer accepts the deal with Heaven to recover the Book of Life.
But jealousy and pride are not an exclusive domain. A small band of angels lead by Mika’il, the Angel of Vengeance seeks to stop him.
Accompanying the Morning Star on the most important quest in Creation are Maggie McCreedy, a recently widowed romance writer now witness to Lucifer’s Testament; Duma, a misfit angel who almost joined in the Fall; Andrew Honeybone, a not quite yet dead, but rotting lawyer, and Mr. Pouge, an enigmatic gorilla of a man.
Together their journey takes them from the Silver City of Heaven to the Ninth Circle of Hell to the now desert wasteland of an earthly Eden.
It is a mythical mystery tale of redemption, deceit, salvation, betrayal and faith.
CLONING CHRIST: The Second Book of Daniel
"CLONING CHRIST is a page-turner that heralds a mercurial new talent to the page! Quirky, riveting, hilarious, disturbing, and unclassifiable (in the best sense). If Christ were cloned, as is the central conceit here, he would enjoy the hell out of this book." - Jay Bonansinga, National Bestselling Author of PINKERTON'S WAR, PERFECT VICTIM, and co-author of THE WALKING DEAD TRILOGY.
It is a story of two kings and a holy war.
One man, J. Wane Kazuo, head of a private genetics company is driven by an angelic vision. He believes he is God’s chosen instrument in bringing about the Second Coming of Christ. And that’s exactly what he’s going to do.
From blood samples taken from Christ’s burial cloth, the Shroud of Turin, combined with DNA from a direct descendant of the Magdalene bloodline.
Unless Michael Resnick, founder of one of the largest political movements in the US, the American Coalition for Life, can stop him. The ACL’s attempts range from simple legal actions to terrorist acts to covert abortion squads.
And caught in the middle are a group of people as diverse and unlikely as you will find: a scientist torn between two faiths, a talk show host crawling out of the media sewer, a writer in love, a cartoonist with the darkest of secrets, a fallen priest, and a skinhead graced by God.
Secrets spanning centuries will be uncovered. Life-long beliefs and dreams will be shaken, challenged and destroyed.
It is a story of what may be the greatest event or failure in the history of mankind; a story of sacrifice, horror, faith, betrayal and love.
“Let us not forget it was a holy war, and like all wars, it was bloody.”