Webb, J. D.
J. D. (Dave) Webb resides in Illinois with his wife of more than 50 years and their toy poodle, losing all family votes 2 to 1. Dave served in the Security Service of the Air Force as a Chinese linguist and weather analyst in Viet Nam and the Philippines prior to spending 25 years in corporate management. A company purge promoted him to cobbler and he owned a shoe repair and sales shop for 11 years. During these careers he wrote short stories and suppressed an urge to write a novel. After making a conscious decision to live at the poverty level, those novels began forcing their way out.
Becoming a full-time author in 2002, Dave has garnered several awards. A short story called The Key to Christmas placed third in the 2006 La Belle Lettre literary contest. His first novel Shepherd's Pie won the Golden Wings Award for excellence in writing. His second novel Moon Over Chicago was a top ten finisher in the 2008 Preditors and Editors Poll in the mystery category and was a finalist in the prestigious 2008 Eppie awards by the Electronic Publishing Internet Connection. Two short stories won international awards as finalists in the EPIC ebook competition and one was awarded the Eppie as winner in 2018. He is also the Owner and Moderator of the Publishing and Promoting Yahoo group with over 1000 international members.