Dave Taylor


Dave Taylor holds a BS from Western Oregon University and an MS from Central Michigan University.

He is a retired military veteran and has supported the defense department for over 35 years.

Dave met his wife Deborah during a military tour in Germany, and they were married in Switzerland in 1982. They enjoy travel, sitting around a campfire in the mountains, relaxing at the beach with family, and poking around Civil War battlefield locations.

He is currently working on HOUDINI episodes and Sagacious Odysseys, a science fiction series.

Dave is also a musician, with three years of public school teaching experience in the 1970s.

He enjoys a good game of cricket (darts) and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Dave has been an avid reader for a very long time.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
First serious novel followed a Robert McKee seminar in New York, April 2014.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A young Afghan war vet flees assassins and a nationwide manhunt. In spite of the millions of cameras that capture images almost everywhere, the protagonist manages to stay hidden...mostly. It's also a story of how wrong assumptions can amplify his peril, but those closest to him will help correct injustices.
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Code Name: Houdini - The Jake Tolbert Incident
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,890. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Decorated Afghan war vet JAKE TOLBERT barely escapes when assassins nearly wipe out his homeland special ops team. Jake must hide in plain sight on a cross-country motorcycle trek when the FBI identify him as "a person of interest" and well-informed, well-financed assassins close in. Using escape and evasion survival skills, while battling PTSD demons, Jake earns his code name: Houdini.

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