About the Author

David Clarkson has published three novels. His debut, The Outback, was first published on Amazon in April 2013 and Stealing Asia followed in October. Then in early 2014 he published Diamond Sky, which is the first instalment in a science fiction trilogy.

David grew up in the north east of England, where he went on to study English Literature at The University of Sunderland. After graduating, he started to write his first fictional stories, but always felt that to become a truly accomplished writer he would need to significantly broaden his horizons. Therefore, just days after his 27th birthday, he bought a one-way ticket to Sydney, Australia.

He spent 2 years in the land down under and travelled through every far flung corner of the country, earning his keep by taking up jobs doing everything from pruning grape vines to driving tractors. In his spare time he vowed to try every new experience that was offered his way, no matter how crazy. He climbed glaciers, swam with sharks, jumped from aeroplanes and pretty much tried to live life as much as possible.

During his time overseas, he was also fortunate enough to meet the love of his life; Katie. Upon the couple's return to the UK in 2009, what was originally intended as a birthday present (a travel journal recounting their time in Asia) helped him to rediscover his vocation in life. He has been writing like a mad man ever since.

All of David's novels are inspired to some extent by his own travels and he writes the kind of books that he would want to read. Far too impatient to spend months waiting for impersonal rejections from literary agents, he decided to publish his work himself. Ultimately, he just wants people to enjoy reading his books as much as he enjoys writing them.

Below are a few photos from his travels:


(above) With a very hungry fish in Sydney



(above) Driving the tractor, Mildura, VIC (AUS)



(above) Bunjee @ Macau Tower - 233m!!



(above) This picture explains why he never became a rock star!


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