David was born in LaGrande, Oregon in 1969 and grew up in Portland. He joined the Army out of high school, then went on to college. After that he worked--mostly warehouse and driving jobs, all requiring long hours. Having been an avid fan of fantasy and science fiction, he decided to become a creator of worlds, beginning with the Seven Isles--a place of ancient magic and an even more ancient evil. With the Sovereign of the Seven Isles complete, David began writing the Dragonfall Trilogy, set on earth 2178, seventy-five years after dragonfall.