Douglas a 60's navy veteran and blue-collar worker now retired brings to life another personal story in The Darkness Before The Dawn. Written with honesty, humor, and faith it deals with his unexpected illness with colon cancer, which developed into other underlying issues.
Douglas has a second book of poems combined with this book titled In My Footsteps/Poems To Inspire. These poems written during his convalescence inspired him to write The Darkness Before The Dawn.
Douglas' first book Two Stepped Out For Him published in August 2005, brought to life a personal spiritual call that led he and his wife Joan on a five year quest filled with unexpected surprises, trials, and friendships.