David Eric Tomlinson was born in Stillwater and raised in Perry, Oklahoma. He earned an undergraduate degree in creative writing from the University of California, San Diego, and has worked as an illustrator, copywriter, art director, web designer, usability consultant, product manager, Kenpo karate instructor, stay-at-home dad, and now novelist. David lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.
Edmond Memorial High School, Edmond, OK; BA: Writing, Univ. CA, San Diego
THE MIDNIGHT MAN is a novel about five Oklahomans who overcome deep racial, political, and social differences to form a sort of family unit, in the year immediately preceding the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, in Oklahoma City.
The main character is Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office. Investigating a murder, Dean draws four strangers into his client's orbit, each of whom becomes deeply involved in the case.
As the trial approaches, these five are forced to confront their deepest disappointments, hopes, and fears. And when tragedy strikes again, their lives are forever entwined.