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Shields, Dave 1963-

Shields, Dave 1963-


Born October 8, 1963, in Murray, UT; son of K. Gary (a physician) and Lynda (a realtor) Shields; married Eleanor Divver (a university professor), June 18, 1994; children: Carly Marie, Lauren Jocelyn, Sabrina Delle. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Utah, B.A., 1986. Hobbies and other interests: Cycling, skiing, water skiing, triathlon competition, reading.


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Benjamin Franklin Award, best new voice in fiction, Publishers Marketing Association, 2005, for The Race: A Novel of Grit, Tactics, and the Tour de France.



The Pendulum's Path, Xlibris (Philadelphia, PA), 2002.

The Race: A Novel of Grit, Tactics, and the Tour de France, Three Story Press (Diamond Springs, CA), 2004.

The Tour: A Novel, Three Story Press (Diamond Springs, CA), 2006.

Contributor to periodicals, including Daily Peloton.


Dave Shields told CA: "Writing novels has been a decade-long journey for me. My first published novel was a family saga that got rave reviews but only resulted in moderate sales. For my second novel I wanted to come up with a concept that nobody could resist, but I couldn't get the idea of writing a story about the Tour de France out of my mind. Finally I decided that I'd have to write the book just so I could think straight and get on to my next project. Amazingly it became a best seller on a couple of lists, won a variety of awards, and resulted in a stream of mail from readers asking about a sequel. As a result I completed a second Tour de France novel, this time dealing with the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The research has been fascinating and has taken the book far beyond the scope I initially envisioned for it. Early reader reaction has been enthusiastic."



Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, July 1, 2005, "Cycling Novel Receives New Fiction Award," p.16.

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