Dave Norman lives a quiet life in Portland, Maine...and a very different one when he travels. His penchants for writing, adventure, and getting away with things have served him well throughout a blossoming career as an author and photographer. A widely recognized expert on paintball, he has played the sport in seven countries and used it as an introduction to many more. His travel articles explore the dusty streets of rural India, frozen Russian gulags, maze-like Chinese hutongs, and hot Cuban nightclubs.
Dave has a special love for finding small stories that connect with big ideas, and writing about them for a range of publications. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College's MALS program in creative writing, and a 2004 graduate of Westminster College. He is eternally grateful to the Missouri School of Journalism, whose rejection set him off on a six year, sixteen country odyssey where he met his wife, found his calling, and wrote several books.
His forthcoming title, Following Josh, is due out in the fall of 2011 from f/64 Publishing.
This fascinating look at White River Junction relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. Norman puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces that shaped the American Century.
The opening chapters tell the town's story through histories of the railroad and several buildings. The final chapters introduce residents whose lives show a town--and country--in transition.
From Beijing's hutongs to the "always undefeated" city of Warsaw, follow Josh along with author Dave Norman as they explore the Far East and Eastern Europe by rail. Whether drinking with nomads in Mongolia, dining with locals in Seoul, or exploring Russian paintball combat with a "retired" Soviet arms dealer, Norman's blend of humor and history makes the adventure come alive.