Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, David’s interest in writing stemmed from his love of telling stories, where he grossly exaggerated everyday life in front of friends and family. He enrolled in creative writing courses his sophomore and junior years of high school, barely passing one and sleeping through the other, because he didn’t like being told how stories are supposed to end. Later he discovered, after reading J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories and “A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver, an intense appreciation for the craft and execution of the short story. He contributed six humorous essays to True Stories – We Made Up in 2013, as well as the novella, Chadron, Nebraska.
David is co-founder of LCK Publishing and serves as Chief Creative Officer. In addition to literature, he writes poetry. His work has been featured in This Land Press, New Plains Review, and 3288 Review. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
True Stories – We Made Up (2013)
“The Blanket Monster”
“Rod of Correction”
“Wright Christian Academy”
“Mark of the Beast”