Dave Hughes is an author whose first gay fiction novel, Maybe Next Year, is now available. His first short story, Cruise Virgins, is available for free to subscribers of his newsletter.

Maybe Next Year is the first in a series of seven books in various stages of development.



In addition to fiction, Dave is the author of three retirement lifestyle planning books, Design Your Dream Retirement, Smooth Sailing Into Retirement, and The Quest for Retirement Utopia. Dave created the website RetireFabulously.com, which enables readers to envision, plan for, and enjoy the best retirement possible. In addition to writing hundreds of articles for RetireFabulously.com, Dave’s writing has appeared on US News & World Report, lgbtSr.com, Medium, Yahoo! Finance, CNN/Money, Next Avenue, Tiny Buddha, and others.

Aside from his writing, Dave is also a jazz musician. He plays trombone, steel pan, and electric bass in various bands in the Phoenix area. He owns an embarrassingly large collection of jazz, Brazilian, exotica, steel band, jazz/rock, and vocal ensemble CDs and videos.

Prior to retiring early at age 56, Dave was a software engineer for 34 years, working for companies such as Intel Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, and NCR Corporation. Over the course of his career, his projects included software development, customer support, training, course development, and management.

Dave resides near Phoenix, Arizona with his husband Jeff and their dog Maynard.