After numerous jobs in his youth, David worked in furniture removals for approximately 25 years. For 17 of these, he and his wife Bev operated their own removal business, driving extensively throughout NSW and Queensland. After retiring, David’s experiences: memories of driving the highways and tracks, the vast and beautiful outback, his wife, daughters, grandchildren and family, and stories from mates, work colleagues and close war veterans, gave inspiration for his writings. Having left high school at 15 and without formal education in writing, David wanted to show that someone without higher schooling could write and enjoy it. His first book, My Small Book of Poems appeared in 2007, and was followed by Rhymes of Times. David has self-published two “chap books” covering Australian Diggers tributes, bush poetry, and general poetry.