About the Author

The Author

I am a freelance writer.  The majority of my writings relate to my fascination with history especially the WW I & II era and the 1960s.  Presidential history and elections are especially interesting to me. The characters involved and the events have always drawn my interest.

Retired now I worked in the oil and gas industry for over 35 years with various firms and in different sectors. Since energy is so much in the news I’ve begun to write more about the subject based on my experiences.

Another of my interests is the collecting of postal history especially related to WW II and 1960s eras. I have been published in philatelic journals such as The StampInsider, Airpost Journal, U.S. Stamp News, and others.

I write “Via Airmail“, a regular column in The Stamp Insider, a bi-monthly philatelic journal.

Several pieces of my creative nonfiction have been published in more mainstream magazines,  The Motorcade, The Invisible Immigrants, and Seaway Robbery.

My nonfiction Books,

Near Miss: The Attempted Assassination of JFK (eBook and Paperback)
Stumblin’ Through Life: Stories from a Do-It-Again Dad (eBook)
Prohibition Lawman: The Amazing Story of Steve Lawson – Published 2015 in paperback
Airmail Postal History: A Collection of Articles – Published 2017

All can be found at the following sites,

Lulu.com Author Spotlight

Amazon Author Page

Goodreads Author Page

I have five wonderful children, two grown daughters from my first crash and burn, and then a 15 yr old son and 13 yr old twin daughters (I’m a Do-It-Again Dad) from my most recent crash and burn. My eldest daughter and her husband have made me a grandpa with grandsons, Lucas and Ethan, and granddaughter Emily. Being a grandpa is definitely an interesting life experience.

I live in the dynamic city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary is a center for the petroleum industry and high-tech firms in Canada. Population is now over 1 million.

Steve golfingMy other passions include philately (postal history – collecting and exhibiting), genealogy and sports (golf, NHL hockey, and NFL football). In sporting activities my passion is golf).

Favorite authors include, Ron Franscell, John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway, John Grisham, Louis L’Amour, Robert B. Parker (Spenser for Hire), Lee Child (Jack Reacher novels), John Sanford, Ben Coes (Dewey Andreas novels) and Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp novels).

I love to hear from site visitors, so please do send me a note. I can also be contacted at stamperdad (at) yahoo (dot) ca .

Steve B. Davis

20 Responses to About the Author

  1. Jorie says:

    I have read some of what you have written, partially agree with you,
    Alberta energy problem for sure.

  2. sammcdon says:

    Hi stamperdad,

    It seems that you and I disagree on at least two murder cases: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and Steven Truscott and the Murder of Lynne Harper. I have read all of your comments that I can find and believe I have answered them in detail in two of my books: Oswald, Conspirators, and John F Kennedy and Steven Truscott and the Murder of Lynne Harper. I consider every opposing comment and try to answer it as best I can. I am looking forward to any comments you wish to make on any of my books.

  3. ipad 3 news says:

    My bro bookmarked this blog for me and I have been going through it for the past couple hours. This is really going to benefit me and my friends for our class project. By the way, I enjoy the way you write.

  4. Link aufbau says:

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  5. Stan Clark says:

    I genuinely enjoy reading through on this site, it contains good posts .

  6. Debra Eve says:

    Hi Steve, you just commented on my post at Write It Sideways and I really appreciate it.

    I wanted to point you to my other site — http://pacificwarphotos.com. I don’t publicize it too much, because it’s very personal, but I think you’ll enjoy it! –Debra

  7. mahaki says:

    The “REAL”…shocking thing about the Assassination
    of President Elect, John F Kennedy,

    after 45 years….

    the AMERICAN PUBLIC, have done NOTHING !!!

    the AMERICAN PUBLIC, have accepted

    and the AMERICAN PUBLIC, have also accepted
    those who ASSASSINATED JFK, RFK, & MLK !!!

    The American Public….will REAP the WHIRLWIND,
    and it WILL COME…..

    • stamperdad says:


      At least get the facts correct, Kennedy was president when he was assassinated. Pavlick tried to kill him when he was the president-elect. He had not been confirmed by the Electoral College, nor sworn in.

      The American public does not have the power to do much, but they have been lulled into complacency with 47 years of coverup.

  8. Steve – It says well of you to have the favorite quotes that you have in your sidebar.

    Your writing interests sound fascinating. I would never have thought of philately as a topic! I hope to someday create a nonfiction niche for myself.


    • stamperdad says:

      I try to write about what I love and know, but obviously that’s not always possible.

      Keep writing and eventually you’ll find that niche. What about writing about your experience in joining a rock band. That’d make a fascinating article I think.


  9. stamperdad says:

    Good question. My interest began when I lived right on the border at Iroquois and visited almost every week. Then I had an uncle who was an American citizen. In summer we visited relatives in New Brunswick always taking the American route to get there. Finally in the 1960’s I got fascinated with the characters in the American presidency when Kennedy was elected. His subsequent murder got me hooked totally. Started writing and researching obscure things in both Canadian and American history.

  10. Hi Steve, Just discovered your blog. I had previously just visited http://members.shaw.ca/sbdavis/
    Why the interest in Americana?

  11. stamperdad says:

    I certainly have a few grey ones. I really don’t care what color it is long as it’s still up there.


  12. Auria Cortes says:

    And here I pictured you all grey-haired. Not sure why.

  13. stamperdad says:

    Joel I appreciate the comments. You and I are familiar with one another because I am the founder and moderator of the US Specialized Yahoo Group. You I believe are or were at one time a member.

    Right now I am employed full time, but retirement is looming. I have always been writing or at least putting down ideas in a notebook. Finally I have decided to pursue writing about those ideas. Hence the purpose of this blog. Glad you are enjoying my rambles.

    All the best

  14. Joel Grebin says:

    pressed the wrong button….. I intend read your postings and if you don’tmind, to respond to them.
    Joel Grebin

  15. Joel Grebin says:

    We seem to have an overlappping of interests. I am interested in postmarks, event covers and FDC of the US. STamps are a secondary inclination. What caught my eye was that you are a freelance writer and have had some articles published by USSN. I too have had several articles published In Mekeel’s(same publisher) several years back. I have seen many of your posts on SOR message board. And now this blog which appears very interesting. You may have motivated me to write some articles again from a postmark point of view, which is my overriding interest at the present time. If I had my career to do over I would probably want to be a free lance writer with so many interesting things to observe and write about. My health is holding me back some what due do to some heavy duty surgery. It is taking me longer then I expected to recover from these surgeries. However, as improve I am able to do more things.

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