Born in Ohio, David has worked as a singer in Mexico, an English teacher in Libya, a cucumber-washer in Greece, and a popsicle-stick-maker in Israel. In addition to receiving a BA in anthropology and an MA in international administration, he attended New England Conservatory where he studied classical voice.
Currently, David lives in New Hampshire with his wife and a Dandie Dinmont terrier mix named Queequeg.
He has published more than thirty-five books for young people.
He can yodel.