David Stricklen

In a former life, David was an airport police chief with 30 years experience in law enforcement. After retiring, David went all in on his creative side. He has written a series of three sought after  MG fantasy adventure books: Beneath and Beyond, Through the Eyes of the Beast and The Heart of the Swarm. His new release is a contemporary MG fiction entitled Ripley Robinson and the Worm Charmer, which is reviewer recommended by Kirkus Review and featured in their October 2019 magazine. His books and school visits are filled with magic and creativity. David’s reverse perspective painting was an ArtPrize (world’s largest attended art competition) 3D 2018 popular vote finalist & a post prize Colors of Community 3D & 2D popular vote first place.

David is an active Michigan Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) event planner and also the Michigan SCBWI indie coordinator and Michigan Shop Talk Administrator.