David Wood began writing when he was twelve years old, then took a break of some twenty years before returning to the craft. His debut novel, Dourado, was originally published in 2004. His diverse body of work includes action-adventure, historical fiction, fantasy, and young adult paranormal. His literary inspirations include Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Robert Jordan, and David Eddings. David enjoys history, archaeology, mythology, and cryptozoology, and his Dane Maddock Adventures reflect all of these interests. When it's vacation time, he generally passes on the exotic locales, preferring ruins, caves, Indian mounds, mountains, and sites of historical interest.
On his way to figuring out what he wanted to be when he grew up, David attended six colleges, earned four degrees, and worked as a landscaper, injection molding technician, recreation director, minister, teacher, and, his favorite, pizza delivery guy. He is a Second Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and founded the largest chapter of the NPS Taekwondo organization.
David is a proud member of International Thriller Writers. When not writing, he watches the Atlanta Braves and tries not to shout at the television, coaches youth sports, and co-hosts ThrillerCast, a podcast devoted to reading and writing in the thriller genre. A Georgia native, he and his family now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.