David-Matthew Barnes is the author of several novels and collections of stage plays and poetry. His acclaimed screenplays have earned many awards including the award for Best Short Screenplay at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam, the award for Best Short Scri...read morept at the 2017 Play Film Festival in Paris, and a 2017 Los Angeles Film Award. In 2017, he was named the Grand Prize Jury Winner at Film Invasion L.A. for Best Screenplay. He has written over fifty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in nine countries. His literary work has appeared in over one hundred publications. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He has been an educator for more than a decade.