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David W. Menefee is an American author. His career began as a writer and marketing representative for the Dallas Times Herald and the Dallas Morning News. In 2003, David struck out on his own as a freelance writer, succeeding immediately with the groundbreaking SARAH BERNHARDT IN THE THEATER OF FILMS AND SOUND RECORDINGS, THE FIRST FEMALE STARS: WOMEN OF THE SILENT ERA, THE FIRST MALE STARS: MEN OF THE SILENT ERA, and everyone's favorite, GEORGE O'BRIEN: A MAN'S MAN IN HOLLYWOOD.
As an esteemed film historian, his RICHARD BARTHELMESS: A LIFE IN PICTURES was named one of the Top 10 Silent Film Books of the Year by the San Francisco Examiner. In 2010, his "OTAY!" THE BILLY "BUCKWHEAT" THOMAS STORY (co-author William Thomas, Jr.) thrilled worldwide fans of the Our Gang/Little Rascals films. In 2011, his WALLY: THE TRUE WALLACE REID STORY (Foreword by Robert Osborne) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was named one of the Top Silent Film Books of the Year by the San Francisco Examiner along with his THE RISE AND FALL OF LOU-TELLEGEN.
David's recent popular successes include the thrilling wartime romantic adventure thriller SECRET SOLDIER MASTER OF DISGUISE, the heartwrenching Civil War epic BROTHERS OF THE STORM, the unforgettable CHARLIE O'DOONE'S SECOND CHANCE (soon to be a motion picture), the spine-tingling MARGOT CRANSTON MYSTERY SERIES (The Voice in the Shadows, The Mystery at Loon Lake, The Secret of the St. Lawrence Lighthouse, and The Quest for the Jade Dragons, the fascinating FALLING STARS: 10 WHO TRIED TO BE A MOVIE STAR, and the monumental SARAH BERNHARDT: HER FILMS, HER RECORDINGS.
In 2012, David released the award-winning Mary Pickford / Owen Moore romance SWEET MEMORIES. He also collaborated with Carol Dunitz on the first volume in the Allison Webster romance trilogy, CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE. The series continues in 2013 with COME AWAY TO PARADISE and CATCH A FALLING STAR.
David also works as a ghost writer, screenwriter, and book editor. He lives in Dallas, Texas, USA.