R.J. Will is the pen name for Dave Tishendorf. Dave is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has been a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist who turned to writing fiction. He now is a freelance writer and a published author of eight romance novellas, including Love Through the Ages, a set of five contemporary love stories. He also has written two stage plays. He is a member of AbsoluteWrite, a critique group for writers.
Dave is a compelling new writer of contemporary romance. As one reader of The Virgin Conquest wrote, "Great characters and story line – humor, suspense, drama, tragedy and inspiration all rolled into a book that left me with a sense of satisfaction as well as a deep appreciation for the gift of wisdom that my own 'first love experience' left me with."
Dave has been writing fiction since he was 8 years old. His first short story, Listen Carefully Janet, (two pages long) brought his mother to tears. Exactly why she wept has never been made clear. Dave's resume includes a long list of jobs, everything from carpenter's helper to cab driver to greenhouse gofer. And oh, yes, award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist. If you get to know Dave – and we are going to give you the chance to do that – we think you'll like him and his stories – a lot.
Dave is married and lives on an acreage in south-central Washington state and, when not writing, enjoys reading, hiking and running his dogs in the sport of agility.