David Sticklen

David Stricklen

David Stricklen

In a former life, David Sticklen was an airport police chief with 30 years experience in law enforcement. Now retired, he has written a series of three sought after Middle Grade (MG) fantasy adventure books: Beneath and Beyond, Through the Eyes of the Beast and The Heart of the Swarm. His books and school visits are filled with magic and creativity. David is also an active Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) advisory committee member. For more information go to www.BlackWaterPond.com.

Since his retirement from police work, David spends his time writing, helping former law enforcement associates with special security projects, and volunteering for various organizations such as Gilda’s Club and the YMCA. He also enjoys riding in bike tours and on the bike trails of West Michigan as well as speaking to kids about the creative process of writing.

David and his wife Cheryl live in the Grand Rapids area.