As a nine-time published author, I believe in writing books so that our souls can meet without our ever having spoken.

Throughout my life, picking up a good book has been a form of asking for guidance, receiving help, learning, personal growth and experiencing life through the eyes of another human being.

I write books so that we converse about life, love and the beliefs that matter most to you–all, through a single paper page.

I write books so that you know that I care. That I always have cared for you. That someone always has, and always will.

That’s why I write books.


Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun:
A 13,000-Mile Journey to Live a Meaningful Life

Five-Star Debut on Amazon


The Dark Zone of Lower Manhattan after super-storm Sandy. Flying cross-country into Boston during the Boston Marathon Bombings. Heartbreak and hilarity in Hawaii. Adventure in Iceland. And 13,000 miles of stories in between.

Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun is a collection of 15 essays written by author Dave Ursillo as he journeyed across 13,000 miles in pursuit of a meaningful life.

From New York City’s East Village to the beaches of Hawaii and the mystical landscapes of Iceland, nine-time author Dave Ursillo invites you across continents and time zones to discover what it means to make life’s journey your greatest reward.

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God Whispers on the Wind:
Spiritual Poems of Light, Laughter and Love 

Debuted #2 in Poetry and #4 in Spirituality on Amazon

God Whispers on the Wind is a collection of 81 spiritual poems of light, laughter and love.

Guiding you to touch and feel the common threads of joy, dreams and purposeful living that bind human beings across dividing lines, these poems are certain the heart and mind to rethink the meaning of “spirituality” in open, loving ways.

With whatever you believe to serve you, God Whispers on the Wind exists to be your gentle, occasionally playful reminder that we are each forever connected to two truly important things in this life: to whatever source brought us here, and, to one another.

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Before You Quit Writing, Read This!
23 Stories and Strategies to Keep You Writing

Debuted #1 in Creativity & Genius and #2 in Creativity on Amazon


Before You Quit Writing, Read This! is a collection of 23 original stories and strategies from Dave Ursillo and members of The Literati Writers to help keep you writing throughout every moment of doubt, struggle and questioning that befalls you in your creative journey.

If you ever feel like you’re on the edge of quitting your creative passion, Before You Quit Writing, Read This! is source of motivation and personal inspiration that will help you keep going.

Open this book at any instance of your creative journey when you hear that voice in the back of your head that tells you, “Quit. Quit now,” because that voice is a liar.

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Lead Without Followers:
How to Save Our World by Radically Redefining the Meaning of Leadership 

Debuted in 99th Percentile of Top Paid Books on Amazon

Lead Without Followers is a radical reinterpretation of what it means to be a leader.

Set against a disturbing backdrop of escalating anger with modern elected leaders, Lead Without Followers lays out a powerful but pragmatic method for you to reinterpret the meaning of leadership for yourself–on an individual level.

While the meaning of leadership falls into deeper and deeper question in our world, Lead Without Followers harnesses the backdrop of political dismay to encourage you to rethink what it means to be a leader starting with how you live your everyday life, with or without followers.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul, Thanks, Dad:
101 Stories of Gratitude, Love and Good Times 

The International Best-Selling Series, 100 Million Copies Sold

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad is a collection of 101 stories of gratitude, love and good times from children to their fathers.

Giving dads everywhere the “pat on the back” that they truly deserve, this book features stories from children of all ages who open up to share their heartfelt words of thanks and loving memories in 101 stories.

Thanks Dad will bring any father joy, inspiration, and humor–maybe even to find that their kids did pay attention after all.

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End Sex Trafficking:
Let’s Be Impossible to Ignore 

A Charitable Collaboration to Spread Love, Wisdom and Kindness

End Sex Trafficking is a collection of 60 essays written by award-winning entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, and inspiring voices from around the world, including first-hand accounts of the Southeast Asian sex trade interwoven with essays on love and compassion, the essence of freedom and the power of knowledge.

It’s a resounding call-to-action, with a message that hits straight to the core: One voice can start a revolution. And that voice can be yours.

Proceeds go directly to the Not for Sale Campaign.

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Self-Promotion Sucks! But It Doesn’t Have To:
The Most Comprehensive Guide to Polishing Your Brand, Solidifying Your Presence and Bragging Appropriately, Quite Possibly Ever

Debuted #3 in Advertising and #9 in Entrepreneurship on Amazon


Self-Promotion Sucks tackles the tough topics that plague the entrepreneurial spirit, from crafting a plan of action to building a community around your brand.

This book is a comprehensive guide to making self-promotion a whole helluva lot less painful.

Featuring contributions from 40 authors and entrepreneurs, Self Promotion Sucks includes tips, tricks and helpful hints to guide you through the ups, downs and inside-outs of self-promotion.

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eBooks Suck! But They Don’t Have To:
The Most Comprehensive Guide to eBook Conception, Creation and Promotion, Quite Possibly Ever

Debuted #4 in Publishing & Books on Amazon


Let’s face it. Most e-books suck.

So how do you write your first good e-book?

Or is it a Kindle book? Is what you’re writing a “real” book, an e-book, a manifesto or something else?

eBooks Suck! puts to rest the worries, fears and inevitable feelings of “overwhelm” for e-book creators everywhere. Featuring advice from over 40 contributing authors, eBooks Suck! is your one-stop comprehensive guide to making your e-book a smashing success.

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Power from Within: A Manifesto 

The Inspiring Debut Work of Dave Ursillo

Power from Within s a motivating manifesto with an inspirational edge that will fuel your pursuit for personal growth, self-discovery and inner peace.

Reaffirming the inherent equality of all human beings, Power from Within reaches into the heart and soul of the reader, inspiring genuine contemplative thought and compelling a renewed desire in the reader to live a happy and healthy life–for oneself, and on behalf of one another.

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