David Burton is an American writer living in sunny Southern California. He traveled by thumb and motorcycle through Mexico, US, Canada and Alaska. From motorcycles he turned to the ocean, building and sailing his own boats to Mexico, Tahiti, Hawaii, and through the Panama Canal to Florida. He spent a lot of time reading while on the water, so he decided to write the books he would have wanted to read at sea.
Having swallowed the anchor, he now mops floors and collects trash for money, writes for a living, and has become a (temporarily?) unrequited sailor.