David Ashcraft was born in East Chicago, Indiana in 1956. He entered the US Army in 1974, serving for 18 years. He has a doctorate degree and a PhD in theology from Shalom Bible College in West Des Moines, IA and lives in Fort Worth, TX. He works for a plastics plant in Fort Worth but plans retirement in the near future so he can fish and write. He is working on another book, which he hopes to have ready by the end of 2020.