Hello, I’m David.

I write a mixture of productivity and tech-related nonfiction for my profession and literary fiction as a hobby.

I got my start years ago as the weekend editor at Lifehacker, where over the course of two years I wrote the majority of posts for Saturdays and Sundays. After Lifehacker, I wrote content for several other blogs and companies but earn my living writing for a major telecom company for the past six years. My current title there is Internal Process Champion for our Business Intelligence group–I spend most of my day figuring out how to make our lumbering Fortune 500 dinosaur workflows integrate agile methodologies and collaboration tools like one of the many SaaS shops I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

I’ve written various fiction projects over the years as a hobby. I really enjoy the process of writing lyrical prose and creating interesting characters who have to make agonizing choices. Right now I’m working on The Clarinet and the Axe, a novel where a Russian teenager named Vladimir has to figure out how far the line ‘that separates good and evil within his heart‘ runs when he gets the opportunity to work for a crime boss to earn a new life in America for his mother and himself. ‘Clarinet‘ was originally written as a short story final project for my English degree from the University of London.

When I don’t have a keyboard or pen and paper in hand, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and three wonderful children, usually playing board games like Ticket to Ride or going on a hike. I sing tenor in my church’s a cappella choir, practice Renaissance martial arts, and have played D&D for over twenty years.  I like fountain pens, tobacco pipes, Indian food, and whiskey.

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