David Minty is a children's book author and illustrator. He lives in Auckland with his wife and two boys. For the past ten years, he’s worked as a User Experience Designer, and since becoming a father, he decided to start creating picture books.
“I had an idea for a book that I thought would make my boys laugh, but I didn’t know how to illustrate, so I had to learn.” With little time between his job and fatherly duties, David learned to illustrate while commuting to work.
David Minty's first book, My New Red Car, was self-published in 2019. It tells a story of two friends looking for their lost car. As they follow a trail of destruction, they suddenly come face-to-face with the culprit.
“If you’re like me, you like stories that are fun and quirky. This little gem has that in spades.”
- Craig Smith (author of the Wonky Donkey)
When David is not spending time with his family, he's busy running his business Minty Books which was established to publish his creations.
David's new book What's In The Box? is available all all good bookshops.