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Editor , journalist , novelist

David Ollier Weber, American writer. Recipient Gold Quill awards International Association Business Communicators, 1975, 79, Best Business Magazine Feature award Los Angeles Press Club, 1980, Best Feature Story award Association Area Business Publications, 1984, Golden Hammer award National Association Home Builders, 1985; fellow Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1959.

Background

Weber, David Ollier was born on February 28, 1938 in Cincinnati. Son of George W. Junior and Eleanor Marchant (Kilby) Weber.

Education

Certified Norwegian studies, University Oslo, 1958. Bachelor in Philosophy, University Cinn., 1959. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1960.

Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1964.

Career

David Weber has written works of fiction including short stories and novels. He has been a Navy officer, a seaman on a Norwegian freighter, and small-craft sailor. His experiences were used in some of his short stories such as "California Standard".

Weber later worked as newspaper reporter. He was an editor for the Port of Oakland. Weber was a free-lance reporter for forty years.

He covered Northern California-specific topics of wildfire management. In 2002, Weber founded Kila Springs as both a publishing imprint, and to provide editorial services ranging from reporting and writing to photography and production. Family Fun (collection), Mendocino: Kila Springs Press, 2006Included in Family Fun, “California Standard” was initially published in The Antioch Review (Winter 1977)Bad Trips (collection), Placerville: Kila Springs Press, 2012Included in Bad Trips, “American Pastime” was initially published in Evergreen Review, November 1970, with illustration by Philip HaysOakland, Hub of the West, Tulsa: Continental Heritage Press, 1981.

Out of print.

Achievements

  • Gold Quill Award, 1978NIHCM 8th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award, $10,000 prize.

Religion

Accustomed to Hope: The Episcopal Church on the Mendocino Coast, Mendocino: Kila Springs Press, 2003.

Membership

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1964. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: fly fishing.

Connections

Married Christine Heath Leigh-Taylor, November 28, 1964. Children: Alexandra Leigh-Taylor, Peter Christian, Erec-Michael Ollier.

father:
George W. Weber Junior

mother:
Eleanor Marchant (Kilby) Weber

spouse:
Christine Heath Leigh-Taylor

children:
Alexandra Leigh-Taylor Weber

Peter Christian Weber

Erec-Michael Ollier Weber