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Since he was eight years old, Dave wanted to write like Tolkien, but he got a bit distracted by life. It took college, law school, eleven years of legal practice, and getting fired to get his head back in the game. 

Dave writes speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, superhero, horror, cyberpunk) for readers of all ages. WordFire Press publishes his steampunk novel City of the Saints as well as his series Rock Band Fights Evil and The Buza System. Dave is also WordFire’s Acquisitions Editor, and travels regularly with WordFire to Comic Con-style events all around the US.

Dave’s big press debut (Knopf) is The Kidnap Plot  ~ The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie (When young Charlie Pondicherry sets out to rescue his inventor-father from kidnappers, he uncovers a dastardly plan that he must help to foil, and discovers a great truth about himself.)

Dave lives in Utah with his wife Emily and three children. Emily is also a novelist, whose debut will be Freya and Zoos (Crown, forthcoming). Dave is a corporate trainer and business acumen consultant by day. He plays guitar and loves way too many languages.

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