Welcome to my author website, on which you can find new content every day.

Apart from showcasing and offering the opportunity to purchase my work, the Dave Daze feature offers glimpses of my life as it was lived, with easily digestible extracts from diaries and other writings corresponding to the current date in past years.

I hope you will participate, not just by subscribing to my quarterly newsletter in which readers’ contributions may feature, but by letting me have your general views and feedback.

Finally, do have a look at my son Joseph’s artwork which I am proud to feature on its own page as well as in the cover design of my book Seventeen.

Stay in touch, all the best


Dave Daze

Every day is a good day

Monday 28 November 1977: Cambridge

Insomnia last night meant I only got about 4 hrs. sleep last night & not a single doze today. Still wrote my last essay for this term, on Stendhal. As long as I can churn out 3 sides each time it’s all one to me. Had 3 pts. before dinner but despite temptation to go

My Latest Book


Or, The Blood City Tommy O’Reilly Benefit Tour

Sir Tristram will take seventeen to the match – how many will he bring back? He must reunite his Blood City teammates – Knights, Pirates and Westerners – to win the prestigious Seskie tournament against their oldest rivals. Penalty shoot-outs often end in tears. In Cibola they may end in a fight to the death. Behind the football match is a bigger power play, a king’s mission to bring down his greatest rival by persuasion, trickery or force. Needing a squad of soldiers as well as footballers, Sir Tristram must also find a place on tour and in his heart for the teenage child he has not addressed by name since infancy…

"Unique and captivating story – As with any good story I felt transported in, watching the events unfolding. It evoked childhood memories."

C J Bunn

News and Updates

Posted on 1 November, 2021

Welcome from Bailey and Son – stop by and visit with us!

Welcome to the website we are proud to launch today. We hope there will be something for everyone here, with new content every day of …

Posted on 10 September, 2021

OAQ – Interview with David

David, pictured here at Hunt’s independent bookshop in Rugby High St, featured in his publisher Silverwood Books’ Meet the Author series on 10 September 2021 discussing Seventeen, …

Posted on 17 July, 2021

Publication Day at the Rummage Sale

Publication day of Seventeen was 17 (not coincidentally) July 2021. It was a bold move, adding another book to the inhouse stock against express instructions to reduce …