David P. Whittaker
David Parish-Whittaker pays for his dog's kibble as a captain for a national airline. In previous incarnations, he has been a naval flight officer, traffic watch pilot, glider tow pilot and aerobatic instructor. He also plays a replica of the 15th century Lamont harp for the Goliards, an early music group specializing in 13th - 15th century music.
He started writing just before his first Nanowrimo in 2006 and has been addicted to the keyboard ever since. The results of that first month have since blossomed into a 130,000 YA fantasy which he's currently shopping. He is also a winner of the Writers of the Future contest for emerging talent in speculative fiction for his short story A Warbird in the Belly of the Mouse.
In 1988, David married Janet, his flute teacher, duet partner, editor, collaborator, dog trainer, fellow adventurer, lover, inspiration, support and best friend. Pancreatic cancer took her away in May of 2011.
This novel is for her. As every word ever will be. Janet's music and biography can be found at http://janetmusic.com
- Encinitas, CA
- flying planes, playing harp, dog agility/flyball, 3D modeling
- Favorite noveling music:
- Early music
- Favorite books or authors:
- Calvino, O'Brian, Austen, Gaiman, Dumas, et al