David L. Simmons was born in North Carolina. He spent most of his adult years in the United States Air Force. While at the same time he studied speech at the University of Maryland in Europe. At the end of his service commitment, he became a graduate of Southwest Texas State University.

His debut novel is The Last Matriarch: Day of the Robin while its sequel is The Last Matriarch: Bob White. The Fishbowl is the author’s recently published book.