David S. Pederson was born in Leadville, Colorado, where his father was a miner. Soon after, the family relocated to Wisconsin, where David grew up, attending high school and university, majoring in business and creative writing. Landing a job in retail, he found himself relocating to New York, Massachusetts, and eventually back to Wisconsin. He and his husband now reside in the sunny Southwest.
His third book, Death Checks In, was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards. His fourth book, Death Takes A Bow, was a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards.
He has written many short stories and poems and is passionate about mysteries, old movies, and crime novels. When not reading or writing, David also enjoys working out, and studying classic ocean liners, floor plans, and historic homes.