David’s debut novel, Liberty Bazaar, is set in Liverpool during the American Civil War and was published by Aurora Metro in 2015.
He is a journalist who has spent 30 years reporting on major events and interviewing front-line politicians, including John Major, Michael Portillo and Jeffrey Archer. He has been running his own journalism and public relations consultancy since 2001, writing about economic issues.
Previously David was a PR manager at KPMG, and before that, a government press officer. He has held a number of senior editorial positions on daily newspapers across the country, including the Bolton News, and his freelance work has appeared in national titles from the Guardian to the Daily Mirror.
Born and raised in Bolton, David took a BA in history and politics at Queen Mary, University of London, and a master’s in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University – during which he conceived and wrote Liberty Bazaar.
David has co-written High Seas to Home, a non-fiction book about the Battle of the Atlantic, and jointly edited two short story collections, Panopticon and Weird Love. He has a life-long interest in maritime history and is a keen sailor. He lives with his family in Greater Manchester.