David Khalaf was born in Orange County, California. He studied journalism at the University of Southern California, where he served as editor of the Daily Trojan newspaper and held court on the patio outside Carl's Jr. He later studied creative writing. He was a waiter longer than he cares to remember.
David wrote his first full novel, a futuristic social satire, right out of college. It's still sitting on a shelf somewhere. Don't look for it.
The Sixteen Burdens series grew out of David's interest in Los Angeles history and Hollywood during the Golden Age of film.
After nearly twenty years in Los Angeles, he came to know the city well, mostly after getting lost. He still gets lost sometimes. David currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with his husband Constantino. They blog and wrote a book together on same-sex marriage.
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