As a boy, David Drake loved a good mystery and was known among his classmates as the go to guy when things got lost or something unexplainable occurred. He often wrote stories about them later. He always loved to read and understands what kinds of things young people enjoy. One thing that sets him apart from many other authors is that he tries to always use the ‘best’ word and not the ‘easiest’ word. Words that may be unfamiliar to young readers are always defined on the spot so the reader doesn’t have to take time off from the story to look them up. Readers have said they really like this approach. They can enjoy the story and develop their vocabulary.
David Drake has been writing for children and teens for decades. With a background in psychology and education he works hard to provide more than just a great story. There are usually lots of meaningful conversation and always lots of fun and adventure. Among his best known series are: Tommy Powers, teen superhero; The Orvie Mystery Series featuring the boy who could see into the past; Kevin Kress, teen detective; Doc and Johnny’s Old West Mysteries, The Adam Martin Mysteries, and many more individual books for young people. (Kindle, Nook, Kobo)