David Simpson was born in Sussex, UK in 1964, and spent his childhood in Essex. After University of London, he traveled to and lived in many different countries. While he was teaching English and giving speaking lessons to children and adults for a living, he developed an interest in storytelling. His memories of different lands and their people came together with his love for children, resulting in his children's books. David is a consultant for international publishing houses, and he keeps writing for children. He is the father of two boys and currently resides in Istanbul.
He has published four books in English, titled The Spotty Zebra Ponti, The Angry Crocodile, Bluebird and The New Queen, all of which have also been published in Turkish.