Born in 1958, David grew up on a horse ranch in Northern California, breeding and training appaloosas. He has had all his toes broken at least once and survived numerous falls and kicks from ornery colts and fillies.
David started writing professionally as a copywriter in his early 20’s. At 32, he packed up his family and moved to Malibu, California to live his dream of writing and directing motion pictures. He has four motion picture screenwriting credits and two directing credits. His movies have been viewed by over 50 million movie-goers worldwide and won a multitude of awards including the Malibu, Palm Springs and San Jose Film Festivals. In addition to his 23 screenplays, he has written two novels. He developed his simplistic writing style after rereading his two favorite books Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea” and Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country For Old Men.”
An avid student of world culture, David lived as an expat in both Thailand and Mexico. At 56, he sold all his possessions and became a nomad for three years. He circumnavigated the globe three times and visited 56 countries. Known for his detailed descriptions, his stories often include actual experiences and characters from his journeys. He loves to paint the places he has visited and the people he has met in both watercolor and oil. His paintings make great Christmas presents, though his three children may beg to differ.