David Meyer in Montana

Union Leader Interview with David Meyer

Back in April, the Union Leader interviewed me and asked all sorts of questions about my life and writing career. Want to know what I consider an "average vacation?" Or how I got started as a writer? Or what I've got planned for the future? Then check out my interview with the Union Leader to learn everything you ever wanted to know about me!

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Union Leader Interview with David Meyer

On a recent trip, David Meyer searched for Mayan ruins in Mexico (stumbling on them everywhere), swam with sharks in Belize (sustaining a bite from something), and was swarmed by soldiers in Guatemala after his driver hit a police car (ending up with stitches). As he puts it, “that’s kind of an average vacation for me.” Meyer’s thirst for adventure has taken him down into the arteries of underground New York City and all over the world. It’s also led him onto the page, where he’s found success as the self-published author of the Cy Reed Adventures treasure hunter series and a new Apex Predator monster series.

Having sold hundreds of thousands of books since his first novel, “Chaos,” came out in 2011, the 38-year-old has big ambitions for his storytelling future.

For the rest, read the full interview at the Union Leader.

David Meyer in Montana

ManyBooks Interview with David Meyer

Want to know what ancient Wonder of the World would've been on the top of my checklist to explore? How Cy Reed differs from Indiana Jones? Why I count cartoonists like Chester Gould, Al Capp, Milton Caniff, and Alex Raymond amongst my favorite authors? Then check out my Manybooks interview to learn all about my books, inspiration, life, and more!

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ManyBooks Interview with David Meyer

Author David Meyer is not afraid to get his hands dirty when it comes to doing research for his action/adventure thrillers. From searching for ancient Maya ruins to close encounters with sharks, his own adventures come close to rivaling that of Cy Reed, his lead character in Torrent. Today we talk to David about his fascination with ancient architecture, designing his own book covers and what we can expect from him in the future.

Please give us a short introduction to Torrent.

Torrent is an action/adventure thriller, perfect for fans of Indiana Jones and Dirk Pitt. It follows Cy Reed, a renowned treasure hunter and salvage expert, as he hunts down the deadly secrets of a lost Maya vault.

What fascinates you about the pyramids and other ancient architecture?

I love the endless mystery of ancient structures and incorporated that love into Torrent. Despite many years of study, even the most well-known ancient buildings still hold secrets that are waiting to be discovered …

Your book contains a lot of information about Mayan culture. How much research did you have to do about the subject?

Plenty, much of which was gained on the ground. Awhile back, I spent a couple of weeks in Central America, trekking through Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize in search of ancient Maya ruins. It was a memorable trip, full of adventure. In Guatemala, our vehicle smashed into a police car in front of a military outpost. The driver was hauled off to jail and I needed stitches to close up my leg. A few days later, I got bit while swimming with sharks in Belize. And not long after that, I bogged down on a swampy jungle road late at night, the sounds of eerie jaguar calls ringing in my ears. Now, those exact experiences didn’t make it into Torrent. But in many ways, they formed the spirit of the book.

For the rest, read the full interview at ManyBooks.

FURY (Website Splash)

KNOX is now … FURY!

I recently decided to initiate a bit of a rebranding campaign for my books. What's that mean? New covers! And, at least in the case of KNOX, a new title as well.

As most of you know, I design all of my own covers. And I was never terribly fond of the cover for KNOX, the latest Cy Reed Adventure. So, I renamed the book, FURY, and created a new cover for it. You can see it below. If you haven't bought FURY yet, now is the time!

FURY Excerpt

My fingers closed around a heavy knob. But it wouldn’t twist. I pounded my fist against the door. It felt like steel.

Come on, Malware … open up!

Glancing over my shoulder, I saw an officer take charge of the water cannon. Other officers hustled toward me, batons and riot shields clenched tight in their gloved hands.

To the side, I noticed the masked men shake their heads free of cobwebs. Meanwhile, Saul rose to his feet and spun toward me.

Metal clicked. The knob twisted in my hand. Swiftly, I wrenched the door open, exposing a black void. I hustled into it and shut the door. Metal clicked again and all sounds—the screams, the sirens, everything—vanished.

I grabbed my satphone, and flicked the screen just in time to see the time change to 9:20 p.m. I exhaled a soft breath. Then the phone dinged and a message appeared on the screen.

A deal’s a deal. She lives … for now.

FURY by David Meyer

World-renowned treasure hunter Cy Reed faces his most daunting crisis yet in this sensational new novel from international bestselling author David Meyer!

In 1971, President Nixon sealed off the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. In the process, he locked away unimaginable wealth … along with an astonishing secret.

In New York City, famed treasure hunter Cy Reed fights his way through a massive riot. With everything on the line, he races to complete an ultra-strange urban excavation. But when that excavation turns up startling information about his disgraced grandfather, he’s plunged headfirst into a tangled web of conspiracy and government secrets.

As the truth about his troubled family starts to emerge, Reed forges a path into the heart of the Fort Knox depository. With the world teetering on the brink of financial oblivion, he battles to uncover a breathtaking secret that could save the global economy … or shatter it into millions of pieces!

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Knox (Front Page)

Cy Reed is back in KNOX!

Cy Reed is back, better than ever! KNOX, the fifth book in the Cy Reed Adventures, takes our favorite treasure hunter deep into the most forbidden vault on Earth … the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. But the depository holds more than just gold bars. It contains plenty of explosive secrets as well … secrets that just might bring the world to its knees.

I grew a lot while writing KNOX, both as a writer and as a person. As such, I think you'll find it's my most thrilling book to date.

Now, let's check out KNOX!

KNOX Excerpt

My fingers closed around a heavy knob. But it wouldn’t twist. I pounded my fist against the door. It felt like steel.

Come on, Malware … open up!

Glancing over my shoulder, I saw an officer take charge of the water cannon. Other officers hustled toward me, batons and riot shields clenched tight in their gloved hands.

To the side, I noticed the masked men shake their heads free of cobwebs. Meanwhile, Saul rose to his feet and spun toward me.

Metal clicked. The knob twisted in my hand. Swiftly, I wrenched the door open, exposing a black void. I hustled into it and shut the door. Metal clicked again and all sounds—the screams, the sirens, everything—vanished.

I grabbed my satphone, and flicked the screen just in time to see the time change to 9:20 p.m. I exhaled a soft breath. Then the phone dinged and a message appeared on the screen.

A deal’s a deal. She lives … for now.

KNOX by David Meyer

World-renowned treasure hunter Cy Reed faces his most daunting crisis yet in this sensational new novel from international bestselling author David Meyer!

In 1971, President Nixon sealed off the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. In the process, he locked away unimaginable wealth … along with an astonishing secret.

In New York City, famed treasure hunter Cy Reed fights his way through a massive riot. With everything on the line, he races to complete an ultra-strange urban excavation. But when that excavation turns up startling information about his disgraced grandfather, he’s plunged headfirst into a tangled web of conspiracy and government secrets.

As the truth about his troubled family starts to emerge, Reed forges a path into the heart of the Fort Knox depository. With the world teetering on the brink of financial oblivion, he battles to uncover a breathtaking secret that could save the global economy … or shatter it into millions of pieces!

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Infinity Subway Theory

Infinity Subway Theory: A Cy Reed Journal

This week in Cy Reed’s journal, Cy establishes an Infinity Subway Theory. Did the eight missing children disappear into Manhattan’s locked subway tunnels? How? And why?

Infinity Subway Theory

We’re pleased to release our 12th page of Cryptic today. Cryptic is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. It focuses largely on his side investigation into a mysterious—and deadly—group known as the Infinity. This week’s entry, “Infinity Subway Theory,” is the last of a four-part mini-series. Here’s the first partsecond part, and third part.

“Infinity Subway Theory” contains the final inside page of a flyer Cy found just outside the 51st-53rd Street station complex. Like the other pages, it depicts a character from Captain Jellybones, a popular Internet cartoon series. An unknown person created the flyer in order to call attention to the sudden disappearance of eight children from extremely wealthy Manhattan-based families. In the margins, you can see Cy begin to theorize about how these kids, watched over by so-called “helicopter parents,” disappeared from their respective apartments without a trace. Manhattan’s subway tunnels, closed off at the time due to a labor strike, appears to be an important piece of the puzzle.

As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Future Books / Projects

You never know when an idea will come together. Setting specifics aside, two particular slices of history have always intrigued me. One deals with lost technology and a strange mystery of history. The other is an urban legend about a deadly weapon. They seemed perfect for the Cy Reed universe, but I could never figure out how to turn either one into a book. Well, a few days ago something clicked and I started thinking about what would happen if I combined the two slices. Part of the story crystalized in my head and I quickly scribbled down a few notes so I wouldn’t forget it. And that story will be Cy Reed #6, ladies and gentlemen.

In other news, I’ve only written about 1,000 net new words since Thursday’s post. That’s a little misleading though since I also rewrote or cut (mostly cut) some 20,000 words. Status reports are below …

Behemoth (Apex Predator 1): First draft is in progress at 26,421 words. I’ve been cycling back a lot, changing earlier parts of the book to match up with where the story seems to be going. It’s on a better track now, but still not the right one.

Bunker (Apex Predator ?): First draft is paused at 6,090 words.

Collapse (Cy Reed Adventure #5): First draft is finished at 74,535 words.

Infinity Subway Theory

Infinity Mystery Deepens

Infinity Mystery Deepens: A Cy Reed Exclusive!

This week in Cryptic, the Infinity mystery deepens. Why did eight wealthy children leave their Manhattan apartments late at night? And how did they disappear without being spotted?

Infinity Mystery Deepens

We’re pleased to release our 11th page of Cryptic today. Cryptic is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. It focuses largely on his side investigation into a mysterious—and dangerous—group known as the Infinity. This week’s entry, “Infinity Mystery Deepens,” is the third of a four-part mini-series. Here’s the first part. And here’s the second part.

“Infinity Mystery Deepens” contains the second inside page of a flyer Cy found just outside the 51st-53rd Street station complex. Like the other pages, it depicts characters from Captain Jellybones, a popular Internet cartoon series. An unknown person created the flyer in order to call attention to the disappearance of eight children from extremely wealthy Manhattan-based families. In his notes, you can see Cy begin to puzzle how eight kids, watched over by so-called “helicopter parents,” disappeared from their respective apartments without a trace. Were they kidnapped by the Infinity? Did they go via their own free will? If so, why?

As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Future Project Updates

By now, most of you have read Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. And Cy Reed #5, currently titled Collapse, shouldn’t be too far behind it. The first draft is already finished, although the subplots still require a good deal of work.

But first, Apex Predator is on its way. Apex Predator is my newest world and will be a significant departure from Cy Reed, most notably in how I’m writing it. I’m using a technique I like to call Shadow Writing (aka pantsing, writing into the dark, free writing, etc.). This time, there’s no outline, no plan. It’s just me writing into the shadows, slowly shedding light on the stories in my subconscious. I also stopped writing to a word count. Now, I’m writing in two-hour blocks with no word count guarantees. As of today, I’ve got ~29,000 words—116 pages—in two separate stories. One is smaller, more intimate and full of menace. The other is action-packed and crammed with mysteries. I’m not totally sure where each one is going yet, but I think they’re going to be some of my best stuff yet.

Infinity Mystery Deepens

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances?

Due to Memorial Day, we’re pushing Cy Reed Day to today here at David Meyer Creations. This week, we’ve got the tenth Cryptic page for you. Entitled, “Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances,” it features the first inside page of last week’s flyer. Plus, more details about the mysterious disappearance of eight Manhattan-based children!

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances

We’re pleased to release our tenth page of Cryptic this morning. Cryptic is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. It focuses largely on his side investigation into a mysterious—and dangerous—group known as the Infinity. This week’s entry, “Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances,” is the second of a four-part mini-series. You can find the first part here.

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances contains the first inside page of a flyer Cy found just outside the 51st-53rd Street station complex. Like the flyer’s front cover, it depicts characters from Captain Jellybones, a popular Internet cartoon series. An unknown person created the flyer in order to call attention to the disappearance of eight children from extremely wealthy Manhattan-based families. Cy’s notes reveal a few sporadic details about the disappearances as well as their shocking connection to events that took place in 1916.

As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Thanks Vapor Fans!

It’s been over a month since I released Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. Thanks to all of you, it’s had a great debut. Going forward, I’m going to use this space to talk about upcoming projects. Behemoth, the first story in the Apex Predator series, is next. And I’m pushing hard to get Cy Reed #5, tentatively titled Collapse, into your hands before the end of the year.

If you haven’t picked up Vapor yet, there’s no time like the present. It’s sitting at #11 & #3 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #23 & #22 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances

Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

Today, we’ve got another Cryptic page for you. It’s titled, “Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones” and reveals that the Infinity has struck a blow against Manhattan … the apparent kidnapping of eight children from some of New York’s wealthiest families. What will Cy Reed do now? In other news, have you read Vapor, Cy Reed #4, yet? If not … why not? Get your copy today!

Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

We’re releasing our ninth page of Cryptic today and as you’ll see soon, things are really picking up speed. Cryptic, as most of you know, is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. This week’s entry, “Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones,” was written after Cy first broke into New York’s closed-off subway system. It features a flyer Cy collected just outside the 51st-53rd Street station complex. As you can see below, the flyer depicts characters from Captain Jellybones, a popular Internet cartoon series. As of today, we have yet to locate the person or persons that created this flyer. However, we do know that Captain Jellybones‘ creators had nothing to do with it.

As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Bought Vapor?

Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. As we speak, it’s sitting at #9 & #1 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #18 & #13 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. It’s also the #3 & #6 Hot New Release in the U.S. Pulp and U.S. Men’s Adventure categories. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

Cy Reed Visits ShadowFire HQ

Cy Reed Visits ShadowFire HQ

In today’s edition of Cryptic, Cy Reed visits ShadowFire HQ. Plus, an important new symbol harks the coming of dark times. And oh yeah, have you bought Vapor yet?

Cy Reed Visits ShadowFire HQ

You’ll find the latest edition of Cryptic, “Cy Reed Visits ShadowFire HQ,” below. Cryptic, as a brief reminder, is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. This week’s entry begins shortly after Cy exits ShadowFire HQ. Much has changed … for one thing, he’s been saddled with Beverly Ginger for a partner. As most of you know, this marks a major turning point in Cy’s life, although he didn’t know it at the time. More importantly, Cy comes across a brand new symbol, not far from Diane Blair’s apartment. Freshly painted and ominous, it hints at dark times ahead, both for him as well as for the children of Manhattan. As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Bought Vapor?

Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series, is on-sale! As we speak, it’s sitting at #8 on the Pulp Best Sellers list and #14 on the Men’s Adventure list. It’s also the #2 Hot New Release in the Pulp category. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Cy Reed Visits ShadowFire HQ

Cy Reed Battles Ryan Standish

Cy Reed Battles Ryan Standish

In this week’s edition of Cryptic, Cy Reed battles Ryan Standish! Plus, Cy experiences a dark premonition. And have you bought Vapor yet?

Cy Reed Battles Ryan Standish

Below, you’ll find the latest edition of Cryptic, the working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. The title, “Cy Reed Battles Ryan Standish,” is a bit of a misnomer. This particular entry was written just after Cy and Ryan faced off at the Explorer’s Society. It also features Cy’s second character sketch, after Diane Blair. In addition, it mentions the Infinity as well as an interesting statement, that appears to be a very dark premonition. As I’ve mentioned before, I haven’t had a chance to peruse Cy’s entire journal yet. So, I have no idea what happened between him and the Infinity while he was in New York. But from what I hear, we’ll know soon. That’s all for now. If you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Bought Vapor?

Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series, is officially on-sale! Thanks to all of you early purchasers, it’s currently sitting at #8 on the Pulp Best Sellers list and #14 on the Men’s Adventure list. It’s also the #2 Hot New Release in the Pulp category. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iBooks * Smashwords * Paperback

Cy Reed Battles Ryan Standish