Jack's David & Leigh Eddings Page

About the Authors

David Eddings
David Eddings was born on 7th of July 1931 in Spokane, Washington. He grew up near Seattle, in the Puget Sound area.

David Eddings was Married to Judith Leigh Schall on 27th of October 1962.
David Eddings worked a period as a sales clerk at Boeing Co. He has also worked as an English teacher at college. David Eddings served in the US Army during the years 1954-1956.

He made his debut in 1973 with the book 'High Hunt'. An adventure story in a modern environment.
In 1982 the first book of 'The Belgariad' was published and became a big success.
Their (David & Leigh) latest book is named 'The Rivan Codex'.

David Eddings once wrote the following about himself:
'My current excursion into fantasy has given me an opportunity to test my technical theories [on writing]. I made a world that never was, with an unlikely theology splattered against an improbable geology. My magic is at best a kind of pragmatic cop--out. Many of my explanations of how magic is supposed to work are absurdities - but my characters all accept these explanations as if there was no quibbling about them, and if the characters believe, then the readers seem also to believe. Maybe that's the "real" magic. That's the basic formula for fantasy. Take a bit of magic, mix well with a few open-ended Jungian archetypal myths, make your people sweat and smell and get hungry at inopportune moments, throw in a ponderous prehistory, and let nature take it's course.
David Eddings' sign

He has lived in many parts of the United States and is recently living in southwest America, Carson City (Nevada), with his wife Leigh.

Contacting David Eddings

David Eddings hasn't got any e-mail address so if you want to contact David Eddings then use the following method (quoted from the alt.fan.eddings FAQ):

If you want to contact him, you need to write a genuine, pen-and-paper letter, and send it care of his publisher, Del Rey Books. Address it as follows:
           David Eddings
           c/o Del Rey Books
           201 E. 50th St.
           New York, NY 10022
I recommend using the two-envelope method: Write your letter, seal it into a stamped envelope with "David Eddings" written on the front, BUT NO ADDRESS.
Then insert that into another envelope and mail it off to Del Rey Books. They'll forward it. If you want a reply, you'll be a lot more likely to get one if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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Last updated January 8th 1999

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