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Aside from his weird tendencies such as collecting vintage manual typewriters, David is a scribbler of thrilling tales of fantasy adventure for young and adult readers.

With a natural tendency toward laziness, he considered selling his soul for instant publishing glory, but given the Great Recession's effect on the demonic markets, he opted instead for long hours pounding away at the keyboard. Which leaves his soul available for buying world-domination once the markets pick up. So watch it. He might stop being lazy. It could happen.

One might ask, why does David write fast-paced tales of fantastic adventure. Short answer: He doesn't like slow and he's big a fan of things fantastic! If you count looking at colorful images as reading (and who doesn't?), he's been reading comics all his life. So that's where it began. Early on, he got caught up in the idea of space travel, but the charming bunk that is The Sirius Mystery transitioned him from astronomy to ancient history and the fine art of making up stuff.

The mesmerizing cover of the 4th Edition Stormbringer RPG finished him off. To fantasy adventure he went, like a squire charging into his first quest. He steeped himself in the works of Michael Moorcock, Robert E. Howard, and David Gemmell, and he delved into the Star Frontiers, Stormbringer, Champions, and Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying games.

David lives in Alabama, along with his delightful wife, Pepper Thorn, and three lovely cats. He studied history, literature, and religion at the University of Alabama. He practices the Yang Taijiquan long form and enjoys reading about nutrition. He loves Redskins and Crimson Tide football.
  • Location:
    Birmingham, AL
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    6 years ago

Reading Lists

8 Published Works

Featured work.

The Storm Dragon's Heart

Social data: 2M reads. 31.3K votes. 1.8K comments.

Description: STORM PHASE A teenage wizard burdened with a mysterious destiny, a cat-girl ninja he can't help but fall for, and a bat-winged daemon that doubles as a diary embark on a journey of self-discovery in a world teeming with monsters and magic. Perfec...


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The Shadowed Manse

The Shadowed Manse

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Abandoned by his family ... trapped in a house of shadows ... destined for more than 7th grade math. Ar...

Storm Phase 3: The Forbidden Library (Excerpt)

Storm Phase 3: The Forbidden Library (Excerpt)

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Lair of the Deadly Twelve (Storm Phase #2)

Lair of the Deadly Twelve (Storm Phase #2)

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STORM PHASE A teenage wizard burdened with a mysterious destiny, a cat-girl ninja he can't help but fal...

Chains of a Dark Goddess

Chains of a Dark Goddess

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Betrayed by friends and abandoned by his goddess... Back from the dead and hellbent on saving his belov...

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Hello... i enjoy reading your books and they made me feel younger again. love the plot love the characters love the way the story flows.  I will definitely persuade my husband to buy me your books  
Hi :3 I just wanted to say, I absolutely LOVE your book! It's absolutely brilliant and its one of the ones that inspired me to write my own, Dragon Blood. Now, I hate to be 'that guy' but I was hoping that you might read it in the hopes of you giving me some feedback. I'd really appreciate it :)