David Burnett lives at Folly Beach, South Carolina, with his wife and their Russian blue cat, Alex. Five of his books are set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.


He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. 

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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