This Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include crime fiction, classic cars, loud rock music and the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club.
A lifelong dog-lover, David has recently had his head turned by his one-eyed rescue cat, Lola.
BELFAST bookshop No Alibis has already been the centre of the north's crime fiction universe for over 20 years now, but the Botanic Avenue bookstore has just further cemented its legendary status by branching out into publishing.
WITH the status of the Irish border still a hot topic for Brexit negotiators, new three-part BBC NI sitcom Soft Border Patrol follows the day-to-day workings of a special unit set up to monitor our post-Brexit border of the near future.