Dave Wickenden believes in grabbing life by the reigns and never let go. He spent time in the Canadian Armed Forces before the Fire Service, so is as comfortable with a rocket launcher as a fire hose. He has brought six people back from the dead utilizing CPR and a defibrillator and has assisted in rescuing people in crisis. He has learnt to lead men and women in extreme environments. He loves to cook, read and draw. Dave ran his own home based custom art business creating highly detailed wood and paper burnings called pyrography. One of his pictures of form Prime Minister Jean Chretien graces the walls of Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Born in Sudbury, Dave and his wife Gina are parents to three boys and three grandsons. His two youngest boys are busy with minor hockey and fishing, so you can guess where you’ll find Dave when he’s not writing.
After 31 years in the fire Service and attaining the rank of Deputy Fire Chief, Dave retired to write thriller novels full time. He has been a member of the Sudbury Writer’s Guild since 2014.
His first novel, IN DEFENSE OF INNOCENCE will be released in the spring of 2018 and his second, HOMEGROWN will be out in the summer of 2018, both by Crave Press. He also has a short story, BURNING LOVE being published as part of an analogy through Filles Vertes Publishing in the spring of 2018.