David L. Robbins was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Sandston, a small town east of Richmond where he still currently resides. In 1976, David graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a B.A. in Theater and Speech.
He began a career as a freelance writer in 1981, until he started writing fiction in 1990.
Robbins is an accomplished guitarist, studying the works of Latin classical. He stays active with his sailboat, shooting sporting clays, weightlifting, traveling to research his novels, and is a founder of the James River Writers.