David J Cooper is a British author. He was born in Darlaston, West Midlands, to a working class family. After leaving school he had jobs ranging from engineering to teaching. He got involved in local politics and became a local councillor in 1980. His novels incorporate elements of the paranormal, horror, suspense, and mystery. He is featured in the Best Poems and Poets of 2012 with his first and only poem God's Garden. He currently lives in a small town in Mexico with his three dogs, Chula, Sooty, and Benji.