I am a freelance writer. The majority of my writings relate to my fascination with history especially the WW 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)
Prohibition Lawman: The Amazing Story of Steve Lawson – Published 2015 in paperback format.
I have five wonderful children, two grown daughters from my first crash and burn, and then a 14 yr old son and 11 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.
My other passions include philately (postal history – collecting and exhibiting), genealogy and sports (golf, NHL hockey, and NFL football). Sports I take part in are golf (main passion, also tennis and downhill skiing).
Favorite authors include, Ron Franscell, John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway, John Grisham, Louis L’Amour, Robert B. Parker (Spenser for Hire), John Sanford, Ben Coes and Vince Flynn.
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