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Dave Moyer, author, doctor of education, baseball coach, drummer, and Dylan-freak is the author of the novel Life and Life Only.

Background Information

Dave Moyer is the author of the novel Life and Life Only and several published short stories and essays.  He is on the panel of reviewers for the New York Journal of Books and frequent contributor to Joseph's Reviews.  He  is currently a school superintendent in Southeast Wisconsin.  An avid Bob Dylan fan and former drummer, Moyer was a college baseball coach prior to becoming a school administrator, and has managed two players who currently pitch in the major leagues.

Moyer's novel is a reflection on what he calls, "The myth of the American Dream."

"At the University of Wisconsin, I read The Great Gatsby on three different occasions.  I became fascinated with that novel and how it relates to the current culture in America."

Moyer's novel takes place in the suburban Chicago area tracks the dreams and heartaches of pitcher Dan Mason and his quest to pitch in the major leagues.  The music of Bob Dylan is set as the backdrop to accentuate the current social, political, and cultural challenges today's youth face as they try to make sense of the chaos.

Moyer cites A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Indignation by Philip Roth as inspiration for his book.

"I had a story in my head and I couldn't get it out.  The title came to me (Life and Life only comes from the Bob Dylan song, It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)), and this was just about the time I was finishing up Indignation.  It finally came together," Moyer said.     

Moyer resides in Crystal Lake, Illinois. 


Birth Place
Sheboygan, WI USA

Short Stories:
Puffin Circus Issue #1, The Tree
Monkey Puzzle Issue #7, The Birthday Party
PANK, July 2009 online edition, The Toll Booth
Puffin Circus Issue #2, The Price of Humiliation
The Write Room, November 2010, The Chicken or the Egg
SNReview, Winter 2010, What If You Threw a Party and 45,299 People Showed Up?
The Wilderness House Literary Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, The Death of Newspapers
Giving the Readers What They Want--or Not, Portland Book Review, July 22, 2011

Doctorate, Norther Illlinois University, May 2004

Wisconsin State League Manager of the Year, 1997, 1991

Lake Michigan Conference Coach of the Year, 1997

Presented at multiple state and national education conferences.

Additional Information

Moyer will appear at Breadloaf Books in Lake Geneva, WI, on August 20, 2011. Book clubs, libraries, or other organizations that would like to contact the author to schedule an event should send an Email to

Contact Information

365 Greenview Drive 
Crystal Lake IL 60014   USA
Contact Author: Dave Moyer
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