JP David, a speaker at the Left Coast Crime mystery convention, is a member of Sisters in Crime and former coordinator of a Mystery Writers of America satellite. His first book, Double Take, was a Kindle Top-Ten seller in the detective category. He has a degree in creative writing from California State University at Long Beach.
JP earned his first paycheck for writing in High School when John Wiley & Sons published his satirical "Guide To The National College Aptitude Exam".
Before climbing to (and jumping from) the top of the corporate ladder, JP supervised a team of department store detectives, an experience that provided the inspiration for his private detective character, Hank Hammond. Later in his career, JP supervised investigations of fraud, dishonesty, and other violations taking place in multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations.
JP has lived on both coasts and in the middle of the country, and currently divides his time between Arizona and California.
You're welcome to write to JP using the CONTACT page on this website or by clicking here. He reads all of his mail personally, and even replies to the nice ones.
JP a long time ago.
JP at a recent book signing.
JP at a recording session.
JP (right) with his brother a long time ago.
JP (right) with his brother today.
JP's writing office.
The recording booth JP used for the "thank you" message at end of the Double Take audiobook.