Dave Garty was born and raised in Bristol, England and works in a sales office for a company that supplies catering and cleaning equipment throughout the UK. When he's not doing that, and his workmates would argue that he doesn't do it often, he enjoys listening to music, travel and supporting Manchester United. On the music side of things his taste is varied. He likes the Beatles, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and others too many to list. The Wombles were good too. On the travel front Asia is one of his favorite continents and he is never happier than when he's in America. He has visited several major cities there and hasn't come across one that he didn't like. He also gets a kick out of writing. A writer of short stories and travel diaries, he made the decision to self-publish with Amazon and his first novel, To Shannon Foster, a Son, has recently been released on Kindle. Dave is currently working on his second novel, Eastwick and Brown, which he hopes will be available for release in 2014.