About David

I’m David VanDyke, an author of sci-fi and related genres. I started writing in 2012 and went full-fime in 2014.

I started out in the US Army in the Airborne Infantry, then I went back to school, got a degree in history and earned a commission in the US Air Force, where I did Intelligence work for the rest of my time. I retired in 2007.

I’ve been a voracious reader my whole life, which is probably the first requirement for being an author. I did a lot of technical writing in the military, which has helped me with the nuts and bolts of writing. I’ve always loved everything otherworldly – science-fiction, fantasy, supernatural thrillers. My favorite authors include Zelazny, Koontz and Stirling.


Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/David-VanDyke/e/B008EZHPC4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

6 comments on “About David

    • Hi Tammy, were you Airborne as well? Yes, I was an Army Pathfinder in the 80s, then switched to the Air Force in the 90s. It’s given me lots of background experience to write about military stuff, I suppose. Thanks for those great articles and the tweets. My wife actually runs the twitter side so when you see my name on twitter it’s generally her actually. She’s my agent/manager/marketing consultant, couldn’t do it without her! -Dave

  1. Dear David,

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  2. Hi David,

    I’ve just finished the Cal Corwin series, for the second time! Will there be additional books? (Fingers crossed!!)


    • I’d love to say there will be, and I want to write more, but the truth is, writing a sci-fi book makes 5-10 times what a Cal Corwin book does for me. Sadly, that’s the reality of being a full-time author. I have to do what pays the bills.

      So, as I said, I hope I will, but no promised.

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