David B. Coe

David B. Coe, who also writes as D.B. Jackson, is the award-winning author of nineteen novels and more than a dozen short stories. Writing under his own name he has recently completed a contemporary urban fantasy called the Case Files of Justis Fearsson (Spell Bind, His Father's Eyes, and Shadow's Blade) published by Baen Books.

Writing under the D.B. Jackson pen name, he is the author of the Thieftaker Chronicles, a series set in pre-Revolutionary Boston that combines elements of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. All four books in the series, Thieftaker, Thieve Quarry, A Plunder of Souls, and Dead Man's Reach, are available from Tor Books.

David is also the author of the LonTobyn Chronicle, a trilogy that received the Crawford Fantasy Award as the best work by a new author in fantasy. This trilogy has recently been re-released in an updated “Author’s Edit” of the original series. In addition, David is the author of the critically acclaimed Winds of the Forelands quintet and Blood of the Southlands trilogy. Both of these series are also slated for re-release in the coming months. He has also written the novelization of director Ridley Scott’s movie, Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe. David’s books have been translated into a dozen languages.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his Master’s and Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University. He co-founded and regularly contributes to the Magical Wordsgroup blog, a site devoted to discussions of the craft and business of writing fantasy, and is co-author of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion.