Dave Swan, Author

Dave’s upcoming novel “Back Beach Blues” is a classic Florida tale, blending alligators, mobsters, and even Elvis with a story of love and redemption. Dave found inspiration for the book on the Panhandle after he figured out the South is more hospitable to writers (and warmer) than his previous homes in Michigan and Washington DC. Dave also writes short fiction, including another Florida yarn and a war story that hinges on a #MeToo incident. He’s a former journalist whose stories were broadcast around the world in many languages.  Today he’s happy to be read in English and write about fictional characters instead of real people, especially politicians. In his spare time he blogs about writing and other things in Dave’s Diaries, listens to jazz, and photographs beach sunsets. He’s a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and is busy on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Short Stories on Amazon

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The Fourteenth Pelican – Environmental private detective E. Z. Green grapples with sick seabirds and shady developers on the gorgeous Emerald Coast along the Florida Panhandle.

A New Grateful Nation – A female veteran of Afghanistan finds herself fighting a different kind of war after she comes home.

More stories

Reefer and JesusIt’s amazing what you can find on the south side of Birmingham, Alabama, and in the Birmingham Arts Journal (.pdf file, story on page 38).

Bobby Dean Goes ViralLife, football, turnabout, and fair play in a small town.

RedsBack in those ancient days before November 2016, a Georgia high-schooler struggles with her parents’ politics.

“The way to write is well, and how is your own business. Nothing else on the subject makes sense” – A. J. Liebling.

Seashells on sand.
Photos copyright Janet Stevenson
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