J. D. (Dave) Webb resides in Central Illinois with his wife of 39 years and their toy poodle, Ginger. Writing has been a life-long interest and Dave became a full-time author in 2001. He spent 25 years in corporate management after a tour of the Philippines and Viet Nam compliments of the Air Force, then 11 years owning a shoe repair and sales store. All the while writing short stories and suppressing an urge to write a novel. After two of his short stories were published the novels began forcing their way out. Shepherd's Pie is his first novel. Moon Over Chicago is his second novel. A sequel to Shepherd's Pie titled Her Name Is Mommy is scheduled for release in December 2007.