photo by Stephanie Arnold


David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland. You can learn more at and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam and Instagram @iamdavidarnold.



Name: David

Occupation: Writer of stories (and songs)

Publications: Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Location: Lexington, KY

Awesome family: awesome wife, awesome son

Previous job experience: freelance musician, preschool teacher, stay-at-home dad

Qualifications: Uh

Favorite foods: pesto, chips, coffee, things with cilantro, garlicky things, really good soup I guess

Favorite places: bookstores, record stores, Middle-earth, Hogwarts, my house

Favorite time of year: Christmastime

Favorite music: Elliott, Miles, Tiersen, Arcade Fire, Bowie, The Antlers, Sylvan Esso, Brion, Sufjan, Sakamoto, Sigur Ros, Veirs, Desplat, Debussy

Favorite TV shows: The West Wing, The X Files, Arrested Development, The Office, Seinfeld, Master of None, Game of Thrones, Community, The Mindy Project, Six Feet Under

Least favorite things: olives, liars, wet socks

Social: see top right corner (or just below this, if you're on mobile)