David Cofield was born in Georgia in 1956. His life took a magical turn at age 12 in the spring of 1969 when he pulled a copy of The Hobbit from a shelf in his school library. He fell in love with Tolkien’s books from the moment he first read “In a hole in the ground.…” Beginning in elementary and continuing through high school his best subject and greatest love was history. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1978 and his master’s degree at West Georgia State University in 1980. David began teaching high school social studies in 1981 in Cherokee County, Georgia, first at Cherokee High and then at Sequoyah High. In the fall of 2001 at Sequoyah High he became one of the first teachers in the country to teach the new Advanced Placement World History course. He was Sequoyah High’s Teacher of the Year in 2007-08. Now retired, he lives in a small Georgia town where he is an avid reader and writer, contributing over 1100 reviews to Amazon.com. In addition, he walks seven miles a day, gardens, does genealogy, and travels.