David Callinan is Anglo-Irish, born into a family from Limerick in the west of Ireland who grew up in the UK. After graduating from art school he did a host of jobs from telegraphist to salesman before discovering music and becoming a busker. He rediscovered Irish music and formed The Spalpeens playing all over the UK, Europe and Ireland.
In his early teens he appeared in films such as The Lion In Winter and Sinful Davey and scores of television advertisements.
Later, he formed Urban Clearway, touring and performing with artists such as Elton John, Billy Connolly and Rod Stewart.
He co-wrote a Celtic rock opera for the Edinburgh Festival. 'Pucka-Ri' starred Pierce Brosnan and became one of the hits of the Fringe, before transferring to the Arts Theatre in London.
He writes thrillers and fantasy. His new series features Mike Delaney, ex US assassin, ex cop and former novice monk with the Brothers of Light. Now he's part of the citizen's crime busting website, confess-confess. Read 'The Immortality Plot', 'Captured', and 'One False Move'.
David has written stand-alone thrillers 'Knife Edge' and 'Bodyswitch'. His work has been compared to Lee Child, Dean Koontz and Thomas Harris.