David A. McChesney (D. Andrew McChesney)
Past President, SASP Secretary/Web-master
††††††††††† Long fascinated with the age of sail and the great sailing navies, D. Andrew McChesney served in the modern US Navy as an aviation electronics technician.† After completing a twenty-two year career he revived and revised a story first written in high school.† Beyond the Oceanís Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story was published in May 2012.† The sequel, Sailing Dangerous Waters: Another Stone Island Sea Story was published at the end of 2013 and work continues on the third.† He once again edits the Rear Engine Review, the Inland Northwest Corvair Clubís monthly newsletter.† An essay, Tennis Balls and Broadsides won first place in the initial Author! Author! Periodic Awards for Expressive Excellence, and was published in Gray Dog Pressí Spoke Write.† Sailing Dangerous Waters: Another Stone Island Sea Story placed second in the Author! Author! Great First Pages Contest.† Usually answering to Dave, he is Secretary and Web-Master for Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers (SASP), a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA), and recently joined the Historical Novel Society (HNS).
††††††††† He resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife Eva, and a Quaker Parrot named He-lo.† The Corvair pick-up identified as Tim has been sold, while the Corvair coupe known as Ralph still awaits adoption.† Since Dave still hasnít purchased a winning lotto ticket, and his previously published book has yet to crack the best-seller list, he continues to work in janitorial services with a local private club.
Daveís website:† http://www.stoneislandseastories.com
Daveís blog: http://vespican.livejournal.com/
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers
Name: D. Andrew (Dave) McChesney
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (509 325-2072 (h) or (509) 768-6178 (c)
Will speak to: Writing Groups, Book Clubs, Historical Associations, Naval History, Age of Sail Enthusiasts, and more.
On (subjects): Writing, Publishing, Marketing, History, Naval History, Age of Sail fiction, and more
For (fees, etc.): an opportunity to sell books and art work
Notes: Does not claim to be an expert on any of the above, but over time has learned a lot and enjoys passing that along to others.
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