David-Matthew Barnes is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, three collections of poetry, seven short stories, and more than seventy stage plays that have been performed in three languages in twelve countries. He writes in multiple genres, primarily young adult, romance, thriller, and horror. He often writes gothic and contemporary romance novels as Wren Valerian. Five of his stage plays have received off-off Broadway productions.

As a film producer, he has helped bring fifty films to the screen including many independent films, horror movies, and international films.

He has been selected for three Sundance Collab screenwriting workshops. He was named a finalist for the Sundance Institute YouTube New Voices Lab.

To date, he has written eight produced screenplays. He is a graduate of the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA.

He is a member of Contemporary Romance Writers (CRW), Disney's D23, the Dramatists Guild, International Thriller Writers (ITW), the National Writers Union, Rainbow Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

He lives in Sacramento, California.

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