DAVID SACHS is an award-winning writer and author of the #1 best selling books Tragically Hip, Twisted: Illustrated stories inspired by Hip songs, and the thriller novels The Flood and Safari.
David lives in Chelsea, Quebec (Canada), in the woods of Gatineau Park.
David has contributed features and opinions for most of Canada’s major newspapers, and magazines including American Spectator, Penthouse, Smoke, Bobbi, Rochester Magazine, UMM, Kanawa, and others, writing on politics, culture, society and the outdoors. He has covered everything from Amazonian shamanism to anti-globalization riots, with a recent focus on anti-Semitism.
David’s latest book, Safari, was ranked #1 in Canadian Literature on Amazon.
Prior to that, Tragically Hip, Twisted, was written as a tribute for the band’s final tour and a fundraiser for cancer research. It was the #1 best-selling Canadian story collection on Amazon, and top-ten in all story collections.
His breakout first novel, The Flood, has been downloaded over 30,000 times, and received hundreds of positive reviews online. It was named a thriller finalist for the IndieFab Book of the Year Award. The Flood achieved a number of #1’s on Amazon sales rankings, including #1 ebook in Canadian Literature for over three months. It was a top ten in Action & Adventure, and top twenty five in Psychological Thrillers and Literary Thrillers.
As a communications consultant David has worked with Fortune 500 companies, Canada’s best public relations firms, and campaigns for four cabinet ministers.
He has worked as a story editor for TV and film, and his own feature film The Last Party is in development with Bunk 11 Pictures. He is currently working on:
- the mystery novel, Who killed Alexander the Great? featuring Aristotle as sleuth;
- stage adaptation of his short stories, Scared and Locked in the Trunk of the Car, based on the Tragically Hip song of the same name;
- and a play about Socrates (and co-authored by Plato).
Outside writing, David has performed stand-up comedy; been a 2nd Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces reserves; worked at an AIDs hospital in Tanzania; published physics research articles; and is a lethal boogie piano player. After releasing Safari, David took a year off to travel the world with his family.
David has volunteered as a board member, volunteer manager, fundraiser, and front-line worker with Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA), Nkuruba Orphanage, the Abuyudaya Youth, Toronto’s Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter and various other organizations.
When he isn’t writing or teaching his kids the wrong things, David is likely playing rugby, mountain biking, wilderness canoeing, or just playing the blues (on his harp, piano, sax or ukulele).