About David P. Bridges
David P. Bridges, theologian, historian, novelist, cattleman and agrarian, began his authorship career during two and a half decades of serving as an ordained Presbyterian minister.
David’s Bachelor of Science degree was focused upon Agricultural Economics received from The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture. He furthered his academic studies in theology and history at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree, and The University of Chicago, Divinity School, two-years of post-graduate studies. He studied the craft of fiction for a year at both: Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, and John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. David taught the composition of Literary Historical Fiction as an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Richmond in Virginia.
David’s area of expertise is: 1800-1957 American, Biblical, World Histories and Literature. His four published works are in the genres of: historical genealogy, biography and a literary-historical novel. Three novels in the works forthcoming are: Eden’s Clan, Robert Bridges Editor-in-Chief at Charles Scribner’s & Sons Magazine, 1880-1930s and Evan Shelby, Jr.: Settler, Soldier and Fur Trader.
David resides on his 261-acre farm, Woodmont of Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountain Range near Callaway, Virginia, an eligible bachelor, with his faithful bird dogs who are high-end pedigreed breeder English Setters: Angel, Bella, Rosey, Biggen, Shelby and newest offspring Setters: Wolfe, Sophia and Sissie, along with his Black Angus herd of cattle, also bred for Spring Calves in a cow-calf operation.
Sir Moses Ezekiel Award-Winner
Presented to David P. Bridges for Artistic Achievement on April 29th, 2006 by Jerrell G. Keathley, Commander for the Virginia Society Military Order of the Stars and Bars, a lineage society founded in 1938 for men who are descended from military officers or political leaders in the Confederate States of America (CSA).
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Another three novels in the works will be forthcoming: Eden's Clan, Robert Bridges Editor-in-Chief at Charles Scribner’s & Sons Magazine, 1880-1930s and Evan Shelby, Jr.: Settler, Soldier and Fur Trader. David resides on his farm, Woodmont of Virginia, in Callaway, Virginia, with his faithful birddogs: Angel, Bella, Rosey, Biggen and Shelby and his Black Angus herd of cattle.
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“David, I watched the 25 minute version of Broken Circle and found it fascinating. Am going to buy your book and try to promote in the store. Also found it very interesting that you are a presbyterian minister. Now I wished we could have talked some more. Thanks for coming and sharing the dvd. Breathed certainly is unusual and the doctor vs. soldier deserves more attention.
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