Now in his seventies, Dave Hayward was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. He joined the military and was a corporal controlling a section of Infantry on operations at the jungle during the ‘Emergency’. His first publication, Point of the Spear, is based on that experience.
Dave stayed a soldier for thirty-three years and saw active service again in Borneo during Indonesia’s ‘Confrontation’ with Malaysia and, for a third time, in South Vietnam. This latter experience is that the basis of the second novel.
One reviewer has described Dave’s books as ‘faction’.
With a lifelong interest in history, particularly that the amazing exploits of Britain’s ‘Redcoats’, Dave next turned his focus to the British Army’s participation in the New Zealand Wars. Korowai and Redcoat was his first book set in these tumultuous times, War was The Rangatira finished a trilogy and the second.
After a life packed full of adventure and action, Dave has eventually settled in Feilding, a lovely rural city in the North Island of New Zealand. He now has the opportunity to dedicate himself to his fire – writing historical fiction.
When not off on 4WD treks, bike paths, wine trails, military reunions or family occasions, that is.
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