Featured Interview With Dan Davidson
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am a seventy-five-year-old self-published author. Butterfly Wish is my first novel. I co-authored it with a life long friend, Rich Marcano. During my pre-teen years I grew up in Sunnyside, Queens. I lived in the same neighborhood as my wife and I went to Public School 150 with her sister. I moved out to Farmingville, Long Isand during my teen years and after graduation from high school I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. My wife Kathy and I now live in Nevada. We have been married for fifty two years and raised three sons. We have eiight grandchildren and our first great grandchild is due sometime in August 2018. We have own dogs all I life but sadly as time passed so did they. We now have two rescue dogs who have been a wonderful experience for us. One is a chihuahua and one is half chihuahua and half mini-pincher. We give them lots of love and they return that love ten times over.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have always enjoyed writing. It has been an escape for me since I was in high school. I started writing stories as a freshman and my ninth grade English teacher, Mr. John Reddy, encuraged me to continue writing. I think I lacked the courage to try to get something published until now. When you get old you don’t seem to worry so much about what other people might think or say.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
James Michener and Larry McMurtry are two of my favorite authors. I like Harold Robbins, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edgar Allan Poe, too. As far as inspiration, I guess I would have to say Michener and McMurtry. I love historical fiction. As far as my biggest supporter I would have to say my family, especially my wife.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Butterfly Wish is a Historical Romance novel. Although it is a work of fiction, it was inspired by the events that my co-author Rich Marcano and I … saw, heard about, or in some cases experienced, while serving in the U.S. Air Force in South Korea in 1963. It’s about the clash of two cultures and a love affair between an American airman and a South Korean bar (B) girl. It is brutally honest and pulls no punches. It’s the only way the story could be told.
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