David Pereda is an award-winning author who enjoys crafting political thrillers and mainstream novels. His books have won the Lighthouse Book Awards twice, the Royal Palm Awards, the National Indie Excellence Awards, and the Readers Favorite Awards twice. He has traveled to more than thirty countries and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others.
“What I learned then,” says David, “has helped me enrich my novels with unique characters and exotic places.”
His last mainstream novel, However Long the Night, published by Eternal Press in February 2012, won awards in both the general fiction and the romantic suspense categories. His previous award-winning novels include the first two books of his popular Havana Series of thrillers, featuring the deadly but sexy professional assassin Marcela and the resourceful and handsome Doctor Raymond Peters. Killing Castro was published by Eternal Press in January 2010; and Top Secret was published by Eternal Press in 2009. He is now finishing the third thriller of the series, Twin Powers, with anticipated publication in 2014.
A member of MENSA, David earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He earned bachelor degrees in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Nearly a decade ago, David moved from the heart of Miami to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, an ideal setting for crafting his novels. He lives in artistic Asheville with his youngest daughter Sophia, where he teaches mathematics, creative writing, and ESL at the Asheville-Buncombe Community College.
David is the ex-regional director of Florida Writers Association’s Western North Carolina division, a member of South Florida Writers Association, and the founder of AWE (Asheville Writing Enthusiasts). He loves sports and has won many prizes competing in track and show-jumping equestrian events.