It’s difficult, even for an author, to script an interesting bio from chronological facts. Where’s the fun in reality? Maybe in the future I’ll spruce this up with fiction, but for now, you’ll have to endure the truth.
David McCaleb was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Growing up on a farm, he studied the teachings of nature, enjoying hunting and fishing, intermingled with hard labor. One of the last green belts on the east coast, the Eastern Shore is steeped in creative culture, with which he credits much of his inspiration.
He graduated from St. Andrews School in Middletown, Delaware, attended Valley Forge Military College, and was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy. He served in the Air Force as a finance officer, managing base and command-level finance operations, as well as weapons system procurement in support of Cheyenne Mountain. He received multiple awards acknowledging his skill in helping the government waste money track expenditures.
After his military service, he was a corporate financial analyst for a publicly traded software development company. Exiting corporate life, he started an internet retail business and almost starved, but managed to grow the business into a successful enterprise. Selling that venture, he joined his father in the family insurance agency, expanding its operations over several years and ultimately selling it to Bankers Insurance, where he still works as an agent and marketer.
In order to counteract the rigidity of making a living, David writes. A lot. He started in 2009 and intensely studies his craft. RECALL, RELOAD, and RECON are all a part of his national bestselling RED OPS thriller series.