Hi! I’m David Dougher. I write novels as David C.R. Nash. I’m a cross-genre writer of fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, murder mysteries, and historical fiction. I also write non-fiction on topics like productivity, writing techniques, and happiness.
I love teaching and I have taught in a variety of situations. I have taught at the college level, in high schools as a mentor, as a professional consultant, and as a dance instructor.
My books combine my love of stories with the essence of teaching which is – you only learn when you make mistakes. My characters make mistakes, lots of them. And readers are cordially invited to see what happens when things go wrong. After all, isn’t that the essence of any good story? Things go wrong and you watch the characters try to fix them.
I have a long list of authors whose work I admire. In the fantasy genre I’m a fan of Tolkien, Zelazny, Moorcock, and Rowling. For science fiction I’ve enjoyed Clarke, Heinlein, Blish, and more recently, Stephenson, Gibson, and Cline. In fact, there are so many I seriously can’t remember them all.
I’m widowed and travel between a series of homes in NY, NH, and CT. I like animals but haven’t had a new pet since the passing of my Maltese over a year ago. I occasionally write food reviews, and love a really interesting breakfast.
I try to exercise regularly and as I mentioned above, I have spent the last twenty years teaching ballroom dancing. I have also danced professionally with the Balliamo dance Company and had the great privilege of choreographing some routines for them. But, recently my attention has returned to an art I have neglected for some time – writing.
Currently I am writing stories in the genres I enjoyed reading. It’s fun trying out the different stories and seeing which ones I’d like to continue writing. Along the way I am also creating books and courses on what I have learned.
So, I hope you enjoy my novels. They are meant to entertain. Any lessons you find useful are just gravy. As for my non-fiction I hope to share what I have learned, and pointing out where I have stumbled so you can learn from those mistakes and go on to find new successes.
Enjoy the journey!