David Pérez is a writer, editor, actor, radio host, and performance teacher with decades of experiences in the literary and performing arts. He is the author of two memoirs, WOW! (11B Press, 2011) and WOW! 2 (Nighthawk Press, 2016), both of which chronicle his multi-faceted coming of age. Latinostories.com has cited David as "One of the Top Ten Latino Authors to Watch and Read."

Pérez’s editing clients include both established and emerging writers and poets. Among those is the critically acclaimed "The Murder of Fred Hampton" (Laurence Hill Books, 2009) by attorney Jeff Haas, which is now in its fourth printing. He  was principal editor for "Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella," by poet Maria Aponte. The book won Second Place for Best Poetry Book in English from the 2013 International Latino Book Awards. 

Pérez’s Reading  Aloud and Theater Games workshops have drawn authors, actors, visual artists, natural healers, docents, school teachers, social workers, and physicians. Dr. Jaye Swordova, an M.D. of Taos Veteran’s Clinic wrote: "Classes with David Pérez was one of the best highlights of my five-year Taos tour. He is awesome."

David deejays a weekly radio program at KNCE, 93.5 FM (truetaosradio.com) that combines Latin music with guest interviews. The show airs every Tuesday from 4-6 pm MST.

David also serves on the Board of Directors of the Mandala Center, a spiritual retreat in Des Moines, NM.

Of Puerto Rican heritage, Pérez was born and raised in the South Bronx in New York City. He is married to poet Veronica Golos, and has two adult children, Belinda and Jase. 

“Pérez’s engaging book about his personal journey exemplifies how the 'side roads' we take early in life are actually very important in realizing our destiny. In David’s case, to his becoming a compassionate, radical, political activist.”  - Daniel Escalante, Founder/Coordinator, Taos Reading to End Racism

“Pérez’s engaging book about his personal journey exemplifies how the 'side roads' we take early in life are actually very important in realizing our destiny. In David’s case, to his becoming a compassionate, radical, political activist.”

 - Daniel Escalante, Founder/Coordinator, Taos Reading to End Racism

“Pérez’s amazing memoirito brings a refreshing humanity to the Latino experience. Yet his coming-of-age story is universal in scope: lovely, funny, rich and evocative.”  - Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author

“Pérez’s amazing memoirito brings a refreshing humanity to the Latino experience. Yet his coming-of-age story is universal in scope: lovely, funny, rich and evocative.”

 - Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author