David left school at 18 to travel round the world and have adventures. He worked as a pool waiter, a chicken farmer, and a ghost tour guide, before returning to study philosophy at University. David has written for the stage and for TV. His children's books have been shortlisted for the Greenhouse Funny Prize, the Laugh Out Loud Award, and the Times / Chicken House Prize. He lives with his family far away from any volcanoes in a hobbit hole in the country.