David Carruthers is a London children’s author whose stories enchant children of all ages. David was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1972 and now resides in London, Ontario. David has also resided in Kansas City and Halifax. David attended Dalhousie University in Halifax. He graduated with a degree in Sociology and minored in Dramatic Arts. David got married in July of 1999 and was delighted to become a father to his son in June 2000 and his daughter in May 2002.
has been writing for many years and decided to self-publish his first book,
“The Bird That Wanted To Fly”, in 1996. Since then, David has
self-published eleven other books. The titles of his books include; “The
Candy Dragon”, “What Sound Does A Giraffe Make?”, “Fat
Cat, Fat Cat”, “The Wolf That Couldn’t Aroooo”, “The
Night Santa Ate Too Many Cookies”, “I Wonder”, “What
Sound Does A Rhinoceros Make?”, “A Worm’s True Love”
, “Gorse The Horse” and “The Bravest Little Firefighter”
and his newest release, “Gordie The Golf Ball”. He also has a
CD produced with an additional 16 other stories.
has also directed a theatrical production of “The Candy Dragon”
in 1999, in which all proceeds were donated to The Children’s Hospital
Of Western Ontario, Jesse’s Journey and The Muscular Dystrophy Society.
It proved to be a very worthwhile and rewarding venture for all who were involved.
The second production of “The Candy Dragon” play was in the spring
of 2002 at Talbot Theatre in London, where he collected can food items for
the London Food bank. David recently has taken part in a charity auction for
Wellspring with other Canadian authors.
all of David’s book sales, he believes that it is very important to
give back to the community by making charitable donations. Since 1996, he
has donated considerable amounts to The Big Brothers Of Canada and The Children’s
Hospital Of Western Ontario.
has also visited well over two hundred and fifty schools in Ontario to give
presentations, workshops, read his books and teach others about the writing
and publishing process. David is very popular with the children as he has
a very kind and friendly nature. The children delight in his animated and
entertaining presentations of his books. David is a talented children’s
author whose books are enjoyed by children both young and old.