At 11 years old, David won a prestigious scholarship to Bolton Art School, then at 15 became apprenticed to his father as a signwriter and illustrator. However, at 17 a leading leisure company employed him as a dolphin presenter. His natural talent and understanding of animals immediately elevated him to the position of trainer, from where he quickly became recognised as one of Europe's best trainers. On reaching the top, he left the dolphin industry, vowing never to return. He became a casino croupier, eventually rising to the position of inspector. He later moved back to his roots working as a signwriter and illustrator.
His first book, 'The Perfect Pair: The Enchanted Mirror', was released September 2012. It was made a core text for the University of Salford's BA(Hons) degree in English and Creative Writing. Later, it was nominated for the People's Book Prize 2013 and won Bronze for non-fiction in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2013. An extract from the book also won first prize in a prestigious 'Manchester Evening News' literary competition.
The second book in 'The Perfect Pair Dolphin Trilogy', 'The Perfect Pair: The Mirror Cracks', was released in January 2014 to rave reviews. It was also praised for David's innovative artwork.
David and his co-author and sister, Tracy, have now completed the third and final book, 'The Perfect Pair: Shards from the Mirror', due out January/February 2016 - already being hailed by celebrity reviewers as a literary masterpiece.