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David Spitz



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Welcome to the newest Historium Press author, David Spitz, author of the historical American Western "Lincoln's Agent: the Hunt for a Killer"

Hello, from the desk of David Spitz.

I am David Spitz, and I am proud to bring you Lincoln’s Agent the Hunt for A Killer. My writing genre is Historical Fiction, especially eighteen and seventeen hundred’s American History. I am sixty-seven years old, is from and still lives Southeastern Illinois. I have always had a passion for writing especially after reading Ben Franklin’s autobiography and A Soldier’s Life by Mary Logan. Mary Logan was the wife of Southern Illinois’ own Major General John A. Logan from Murphysboro, Illinois, Illinois history, dates to the Civil and Revolutionary Wars.

As in History years go by and my passion as a lyricist returned in 2016. I published my first lyrics with Change/Makers publishing of Berkley, California and then again as an independent lyricist on SongBay, a songwriter’s platform in London, Englund. I decided to look for a Creating Writing Degree so I could finish my bachelors, complete my manuscript, and possibly to teach history. Unfortunately, due to changes in Education policies I was unable to fulfill that dream, however it did give me the time to improve my craft

Lincoln’s Agent was born out of two different ideas that kept nagging at me, until I finally put it in a manuscript. The first was a response to a request for a writing sample from one of the universities where I had applied. My character U.S. Marshal Arnett McCann was born as the result of this writing sample. The second influence was a conspiracy centering around the Knights of the Golden Circle and their association with guerilla fighters who fought along the Kansas/Missouri borders during the Civil War.

My writing style is that of a pantster, I write and develop the story as it comes to me while I’m at my desk. I consider myself to be a descriptive narrative writer. I see the scene develop and hear the dialogue in my head as if I’m watching a movie. A lot of my descriptive scenes in the first part of Lincoln’s Agent are from Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois a place I frequented as s young adult. Another place I have frequented often is the Lincoln home on South Eighth Street in Springfield, Illinois.

I am presently writing full time working on the sequel A Traitor’s Money- The Return.


Intrigue, espionage, and romance in the midst of the American Civil War.

Maddie Cronin's game is seduction with plenty of bodies left in her wake - men of wealth, senators, generals, and even the vice president of the United States. Maddie has always been able to sidestep true love in her quest for power, until Arnett.