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About the Author

Author Info

Writing is David’s 3rd career. He started out as a professional recording and touring drummer/musician, and then became an award winning sales executive, working for both large media corporations and start-ups. He now focuses exclusively on writing children’s books, screenplays and supporting family literacy.

In 2014, David created Sightline Media Entertainment LLC and a children’s book publishing imprint called “Sam’s Young Readers“. David’s first dog, Sam, pops up through a lifesaver, signifying the importance of reading at a young age. In fact, it is one of the most important activities a parent and child can share.

David’s goal is to create larger than life stories and pictures with his illustrators, Christopher Brown and Roberta Baird, that inspire young readers and their parents/caregivers to come together and share a reading adventure!


"EVERYBODY NEEDS A BEAST" won the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Medal in the Animals/Pets/Fiction category!

"Everybody Needs A Beast" is a whimsical rhyming book that celebrates the love and affection we all have for the animals and pets in our lives ... no matter where we live. The book is fun for all ages and explores many different types of animals and their unique attributes, including shapes, sizes and personalities. Readers will laugh, learn and may shed a tear as they tap into the universal emotions we all share with our furry friends.

Over the years, humans have come to realize that animals and pets are creatures that share many of the same emotions as we do, including happiness, pain, sadness and joy. They are members of our family and enrich our lives in countless ways. They make us laugh and cry. They drive us crazy and can make us angry but most of all they show us unconditional love. They are teachers and the best of companions!

 "Everybody Needs A Beast" explores this universal theme through the lens of animal lovers who will enjoy a lyrical romp with their furry friends and discover it all leads to affection and love in the end.

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