David Eddings (born July 7, 1931) is an American author who has written several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels.
David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings, is the uncredited co-author of many of his books and is acknowledged as such in his later works.
Born in Spokane, Washington, Eddings grew up in Puget Sound before graduating with a BA from Reed College in 1954 and an MA from the University of Washington in 1961. Before becoming an author he worked for the United States Army and the Boeing Company.
David Eddings' first books (which were general fiction) sold moderately well. Later he switched to the much more successful field of epic fantasy.