David Anthony received his first typewriter in the eighth grade and has been banging on keyboards ever since. Along with co-author and friend Charles David Clasman, he has written over 20 books for kids. His children's book series include Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.
As a child, some of David's best friends were books. He always loved to read. A friend first inspired him to write, and the steady encouragement of his parents and teachers kept him at it. Today he writes with the passion of his youth. No story that a child enjoys can ever too fantastic, too impossible, too spooky, or too silly for him.
Mystery Underground captures the spirit of scary monster mysteries in thirteen campfire-style short stories in every book. Upper elementary and middle school readers are invited to read a scare ... if they dare.
Heroes A2Z follows the adventures of three superhero kids who fight crime before bedtime. Over one hundred illustrations compliment these humorous chapter books for all elementary readers.
Knightscares transports tween readers to a world of monsters, magic, and mystery. Meet a dragon. Ride a griffon. Save the world.
Since the publication of his first book in 2003, David has given more than 1,000 entertaining and educational book talks at schools and libraries with co-author Charles David Clasman. The duo has spoken at numerous literary conferences (including MEMSPA, OELMA, MRA, and MLA) and has been featured on radio, television, and in newspapers. They appear regularly at bookstores, festivals, and art shows.
David lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan with a patient wife, a semi-patient son, and a demanding dog. At least two of them usually need a haircut. When not writing or reading, David plays tabletop games with his son, engages in social media, and roots for the Detroit Red Wings.
Real heroes read!