David Scherer is an award-winning writer, and the author of the Majicians' Journey series. David was born and raised in Pennsylvania where he still lives with his sister and 4 dogs: Mocha, Sweet Pea, Kuddlee, and Sheba. He is a software developer by trade as well as the owner of a small, free-lance technology company that specializes in software for small businesses.

David started writing poetry when he was 11 after he experienced the death of a loved one for the first time. His poetry was "a relief outlet, allowing me to cope with all the stress and everything going on that I didn't understand and couldn't be explained." Writing has long been a form of therapy for him, allowing him to escape from the pains of his daily life into a world where he "can control everything, from the details to the outcomes. I think that's what I love the most, the infinite possibilities and the control. We have so little control in our daily lives, being able to exact it in any form is something that keeps me sane."

If you ask David about fame, you might find yourself a little surprised: "I never wanted fame, and I don't today. I didn't start writing [Majicians' Journey] to get famous or rich or anything like that, I did it because I wanted to, because I needed to. When I get an idea, it nags at me, constantly until I execute it. My work on my books became an obsession quickly. I understand though that if media attention happens, I set myself up for it, I mean I write a series and I do want people to read it, and enjoy it. I just never want the kind of attention you see stars getting on TMZ, I hope I'm never followed by the paparazzi or anything like that."

Even a guy who keeps his plate as full as Dave needs to get away from everything now and then. So when he isn't working on some new top-secret algorithm most of us would boggle at, or planning and writing his series or working on his blog, he loves to read and going Geocaching with friends is an activity that "I've almost literally become addicted to, being to first to realize where the cache is hidden is such a rush;" along with hiking, camping, and rock climbing and spending time with friends.

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