David Jackson Ambrose spent his childhood dumpster diving for coverless paperback novels behind independent bookstores in West Chester, PA., alternately immersing himself in the fictitious (sometimes trashy) worlds of Faulkner, Steinbeck, Jaqueline Susann and Harold Robbins, in between stints of tadpole hunting and stealing fans from the trucks of the old Lasko factory and warehouse.
He then moved to an adolescence of writing comic books that featured his baby sister and brother, in order to keep them entertained while their mother worked as a billing assistant for Sperry Univac.
This past-time morphed into writing serial novels, whose chapters were circulated in the homerooms of Upper Merion High School in King of Prussia, PA.
David received his B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He has an M.A. in Writing Studies from Saint Joseph's University, and has received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Temple University. He presented at the National Conference for Teachers of English, "Engaging the Marginalized Child", and has received honorable mention for his exploration of race and social work for AWP's 2016 Intro Journals Project, entitled, "There's a Nigger in the House". His short story, "Juxtapose", was published in the 2014 edition of Bene Note journal of community colleges.