When David Wilson was in grade school, he loved both music and visual art. The creative play of his youth inspired David to design his own board games, mazes, puzzles and adventures for himself and his friends.
David studied music at the University of Toronto, completing his four year degree in 1999, and in 2006 he produced and published a guide based on the Kreutzer 42 Studies for violin, in collaboration with violinist Jacques Israelievitch. Two years later he returned to complete his degree in Education.
For thirteen years, David taught at public schools in Toronto, teaching music and dipping his toes into the theatre arts by staging musicals for his elementary school students. In 2022, David left teaching full time to publish his writing, and launch his other creative endeavours.
David lives in Toronto with his wife, son and two daughters—with jaunts to Helsinki, Finland, where his wife's family lives. Vesper Rowan and the Shadow Dragon is David Wilson's first novel.