David Crookes self-published his first novel Blackbird in 1996. It was quickly picked up by Hodder Headline, now Hatchette Group, and became a best seller in multiple editions, as did The Lighthorsemans Daughter and Someday Soon and other titles.
David was born in Southampton, England. After living in Canada for twenty-three years he moved to Queensland, Australia with his wife and children. He has worked in many occupations, as a farm hand, factory worker, lumber-mill worker, costing surveyor, salesman, contractor, oilfield and construction industry executive and as a small business owner.
He now writes fulltime. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world and his particular passion, apart from writing is single-handed ocean sailing.