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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dave Norman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1982 in Columbia, IL

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Illinois Connection

Dave was born and raised in Downstate Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dave Norman is a world traveller and widely published author who was born and raised in down-state Illinois. He visited 20 countries and 48 states before turning thirty, and has enjoyed the honor and privilege of writing about many of them for newspapers, magazines, and websites. His books include the travelogue-come-memoir "Following Josh," chronicling the adventures he had with a friend from his youth as they rode the Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian railroads from Beijing to Warsaw, Poland. His other books include "White River Junctions," a look at the history and people of a mountain village in Vermont, "A Small Town Celebration" which combines Dave's photography and writing in homage to his hometown of Columbia Illinois, and "501 Paintball Tips," because everyone has to start somewhere. An eager public speaker, he has toured the St Louis metropolitan area to promote his work and literacy in general, and has enjoyed book talks in several other states and countries.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Dave works with host venues to plan, organize, promote, and execute dynamic author talks on a wide range of subjects, from the topics of his various books to the craft and culture of writing in the digital age. To bring Dave to your event, please contact him directly at []

Selected Titles At Your Library

501 paintball tips, tricks and tactics /
ISBN: 1604627220. OCLC Number: 232334084

Tate,. .

Professional paintball journalist and player Dave "Landshark" Norman puts more than a decade of experience into this book, explaining exactly how to ambush a squad, get sponsored, win more scenarios, win more tournaments, and much more.

Following Josh :
ISBN: 0983185816. OCLC Number: 741379790

F/64 Pub.,. .

Dave Norman and Josh Vise travel throughout the Far East and Eastern Europe via the rail road system and learn how friendships grow.

White River junctions :
ISBN: 0983185808. OCLC Number: 700205464

F/64 Pub.,. .