David Baldacci is an American novelist that wrote numerous bestselling thrillers. Before he pursued a career in writing, David Baldacci was a law practitioner for nine years in Washington, D.C. David Baldacci began writing during his childhood when his mother sparked his interest by giving him a lined notebook to pen down his stories. His books are remarkably popular in Singapore, with nearly all of his new novels being added to the bestsellers list when they are released.
David Baldacci’s first novel was published in 1996 after he spent three years writing it. The novel was a massive success and became adapted into a film shortly after. As of 2013, there were over 110 million copies of David Baldacci’s books in print around the world. Apart from being a bestselling author, David Baldacci is also a known philanthropist and the founder of Wish You Well Foundation together with his wife, Michelle. The foundation supports the adult and family literacy by starting and developing various educational and literacy programmes.