David Staniforth is a child of the sixties, born in Sheffield, England, and spent most of his working life in the printing industry as a graphic designer and high-end reprographic technician. Following redundancy in his late thirties he went to university with something to prove, having failed at everything but art and technical drawing while at secondary school. Surprising himself more than anyone else, he gained a first class honours BA in English studies. He then embarked on a lifelong ambition of writing the kind of novels he loved to read. Those early years of employment didn't go to waste, as David gains much pride and enjoyment from designing and creating his own covers as he does from the writing of the words they envelop. As well as writing, David now works part time as a library assistant.
David launched his first novel of a fantasy trilogy, Fuel to the Fire, in December 2012. After publishing the second book Ruler's Desire, he completed the trilogy in March 2014 with Elemental Cascade. March 2013 saw the launch of Alloria, book one of the Labyrinth of Labyrinth series. Book two of this series Eye of Dominion was launched in August 2015. In April 2014 David branched into a different genre and launched his first psychological thriller, Imperfect Strangers. After this first thriller sold way beyond his wildest expectations, reaching thousands of sales rather than hundreds and for a short time reached number 57 in the overall top 100 Amazon book chart. Naturally, he was encouraged to write another thriller, and launched Void in January 2016. All of David's books have been self-published in the UK through the Kindle Direct Publishing programme on Amazon, where they are also available in paperback .