David Wood was born in Manassas, Virginia in 1957. He grew up in Pittsburgh, graduating from Baldwin High School in 1975 and later received a Bachelors of Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, in 1979. Later he studied comparative literature and comparative religion at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

He began writing at the age of twelve, but never published anything until he got to college. He later joined “The Seminar,” a writing group in Eugene, Oregon, run by R. Gaines Smith, and had two stories published in the anthology, Popular Fiction by Oregon Authors. He has been editor or associate editor of a dozen small press publications and organization newsletters. 

He continued writing and publishing stories, poems and short pieces about his life. His first book, Inside, Outside, was a collection of anecdotes and vignettes of his life experiences.  He also has a collection called, Devils Eye and Other Poems, as well as his short story collection, Asanas and Other Stories.  

He now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he still writes and works.   He belongs to the Pinellas Writer's Association (also called "PINAWOR"),, a support group for writers and authors.  He has a dog named Rex, and has named his Yamaha Virago 250 cc motorcycle "Dare."  Legend is his first novel, and Hunter, its sequel, his second.   He hopes to have the third and final novel of the trilogy, Guardian, published next year..