ABOUT David Litwack

David Litwack
The urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter's editor, a girl with eyes the color More...



A tragic warrior lost in two worlds... Which one will he choose?

The war in Iraq ended for Freddie when an IED explosion left his mind and body shattered. Once a skilled gamer as well as a capable soldier, he's now a broken warrior, emerging from a medically induced coma to discover he's inhabiting two separate realities.

The first is his waking world of pain, family trials, and remorse—and slow rehabilitation through the tender care of Becky, his physical therapist. The second is a dark fantasy realm of quests, demons, and magic, which Freddie enters when he sleeps. The lines soon blur for Freddie, not just caught between two worlds, but lost within himself.

Is he Lieutenant Freddie Williams, a leader of men, a proud officer in the US Army who has suffered such egregious injury and loss? Or is he Frederick, Prince of Stormwind, who must make sense of his horrific visions in order to save his embattled kingdom from the monstrous Horde, his only solace the beautiful gardener, Rebecca, whose gentle words calm the storms in his soul.

In the conscious world, the severely wounded vet faces a strangely similar and equally perilous mission to that of the prince—a journey along a dark road, haunted by demons of guilt and memory. Can he let patient, loving Becky into his damaged and shuttered heart? It may be his only way back from Hell.

Readers' Favorite 2013 Bronze Award Winner: Dramatic Fiction

Finalist - Beverley Hills 2014 Book Award - Military Fiction
“Along The Watchtower is the kind of story that needs to be written, that screams to be read. It’s an enticing, amazing story of a journey of self-discovery and healing, of the consequences of war, of hope.” - Majanka Verstraete

“Litwack uses the entertaining perils and conquests of World of Warcraft to illustrate that death, heroism, courage, and love are timeless and eternal...I didn’t want to put the book down until I knew what happened to Freddie and Richie and Jimmy and Becky. When I feel that much camaraderie and compassion for a literary character, I know that I’ve found a great author.” - Cynthia Clubbs

“ As a veteran and wow player I highly recommend this novel. Along The Watchtower is an amazing story of self-discovery and healing after a tragic war event, It's a story of hope and it's the kind of story that screams to be read.” -Robert S
“It was a gripping story, artfully told, exploring the difficulties war veterans face, even if they return without any physical scars.” - Anna

“Along the Watchtower was different and refreshing. It blended a contemporary tale with fantasy and added a dash of romance. It’s a story that will appeal to a large audience from YA to Adult.” - The Caffeinated Book Reviewer