Recently Published Books.

A chronology of the books I have written or contributed to. So many paths and I want to try them all!

From Ash and Ruin

Time has passed since the dark events of the Withered Hand Saga. Memories fade and tales grow in the telling. But one man remembers events as they actually were, and it is to this man that the Queen brings her son, to learn the truth and to get an idea of what tragedy war brings […]

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Scythe of Chronos

A glorious steampunk romp set in our 2015 and the events in an alternate reality of 1914! Spies, time travel, Victorian steampunk, and modern medicine collide around one of the world’s most famous naval battles! Productivity Course Free – 5 Day Course in Writing Productivity. Congratulations! Check your email to confirm your subscription. As soon […]

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Latest Blog Posts.

Keep up with my latest ramblings as I think about the long strange journey that brought me here.

Productivity – Three Days to Greatness

Here is an exercise to help you achieve greatness in your life. It’s not hard and it is very revealing. Read over the three questions. Then sit down and work out your answers to each one. I suggest that you take a notepad and put each day’s question on a separate sheet. Then, as you […]

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Progress – A Bit of Shifting Around with the Site

After some reflection, I’ve decided to make some changes and spend a bit more time on this site than on my personal site. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I’m hoping to spend more time with both sites, but to do that I had to make some hard decisions about what goes where. In the end, […]

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Writing – Progress

Just a brief note to those who are following along on my writing progress… The draft of the first sequel to Hayden’s War is done.  Ben’s War will focus on the events following the alien’s surrender.  The story which began with the discovery of a new computer game is far from over.  The consequences of the […]

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About the Author

Hi!  My name is David Dougher.  I'm an author who uses the name David Nash when writing fiction.

There are two reasons.  The first goes back to a time when my wife Deborah Nash and I got married.  We discussed, seriously, exchanging last names.  I thought it would be interesting to have a last name that people can spell easily  She liked the alliteration of Deborah Dougher.

Alas, the wheels of the world move in well-set ruts.  While my wife could easily change her name, it turned out I would have to jump through several major hoops to change mine.  So, reluctantly, we both decided to keep the names we started with.

When she died in 2012, I decided that there was one thing I could do to help keep the memory of some of our good times alive.  We both loved mysteries, sci-fi, and fantasy fiction. So, I took her last name for all the fiction works I write.  When writing non-fiction I continue to use my own name.

It's has a practical result as well...  People tend to search for fiction by author as much or even more than they do by subject matter.  In the world of non-fiction, the author's name matters less.  Readers are interested in the subject.

Don't believe me?  Would you read a book on cooking by Stephen Hawking?   How about Quantum Physics by Julia Child?  Thought not.  But how many of you will read any fiction written by Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, or J.R.R. Tolkien?  In the world of fiction, the author's name can sell the story as much as the blurb on the back cover.

Personally, I'm not there yet.  But I can make it easier for my future readers - and I hope that is you - to find my work.  So, I use the name David Nash when writing fiction and David Dougher when writing non-fiction.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

 

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David Dougher a.k.a. David Nash - author, teacher, ballroom dance instructor, computer consultant, game designer, and odd fellow.

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