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Welcome aboard!  This site provides information on my books, bio data, and a small archive of articles, interviews, and essays.  Enjoy! 

My fiction falls into four series - Dan Lenson, Tiller Galloway, Hemlock County, and the Civil War at Sea - along with the occasional one-off, such as GHOSTING and 2013's THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE.  For details on each series, see below.  All independent or chain bookstores either stock my work or can get copies quickly.  To order from them, note down the title and ISBN from here, then phone your local bookseller. Most stores can get a volume for you in three or four days, even if they don't have it on the shelf at the moment.  Another choice, of course, is one of the online booksellers.

My latest . . .THE TOWERS (Order Here), THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE (Order Here) and THE CRUISER  (Order Here) . . . are available on all major ebook platforms, as well as in hardcover. For more information and reviews of these, see the "New Books" section.

NEW . . . revised editions of my backlist, under the Northampton House imprint!  First up were the Hemlock County novels, THE DEAD OF WINTER, WINTER IN THE HEART, AS THE WOLF LOVES WINTER, and THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN.  See the Hemlock County page for details and descriptions; order online just as you would from any major publisher.  See the Northampton House list here.

I followed them with more blasts from the past, updated and re-edited in the light of a lot more years of writing experience: THE ONLY THING TO FEAR, WHITE CONTINENT, THE SHILOH PROJECT, HATTERAS BLUE, BAHAMAS BLUE, LOUISIANA BLUE, and DOWN TO A SUNLESS SEA.  It's great to be able to offer these again to my loyal fans!  

Also New: HAPPIER THAN THIS DAY AND TIME: An Oral History of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Available at a low price on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo . . . and also as a trade paperback HERE or through any bookstore.  

For collectors and gift buyers -- I have a limited number left of hardcover first editions.  To have 'em autographed or personally inscribed for your collection, or as a personalized gift for people who love books, see Ordering Information -- First Editions, below. 

I'm still on the faculty of Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, teaching in the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program, with residencies in January and June of each year.  This is a good, tough program.  I mentor new novelists, one on one, and some of my students are very promising indeed.  For more info on that program, go here: Wilkes Creative Writing Program.

Please Like my Facebook site, David Poyer.  I've moved my "upcoming appearances" to that location, and will announce new books, short-term special offers, etc.there.

Thanks for dropping by, and my sincere thanks to all my excellent fans for your support over the years!  You really do make this the best job in the world!

Yours in the Word,


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Interviews, Essays, and Biographical Articles

Tales of the Modern Navy (Dan Lenson Novels)

Tiller Galloway Diving Adventures- all four books available now on Kindle/Nook!

Hemlock County - Featuring all four books back for Kindle and Nook!

The Civil War at Sea

Stand-Alone Titles

Ordering Information -- Signed First Editions, Collector's Items, and Gifts

Downloadable Photos and Book Jackets (high resolution)

Writing Tips and Advice

Philo McGiffin's Home Page

Contact information

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 Dr. John Phillips enjoying some recreational reading aboard the International Space Station, 2005                                   Dave with John Gardner, 1976

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