David Thomas Kay is a naturalised Australian, married with two children. He arrived in Darwin in 1964 after travelling overland in an ambulance through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and India to Bombay. He worked on Koolan Island in Yampi Sound, before backpacking around the rest of the continent. David then worked in New Zealand, South Africa and Sydney before settling in Queensland with his wife Patricia and twins Tracey and Martin.
Genealogical research became the inspiration for his first novel The Sword of Saint Isidores. This novel of mystery and suspense covers the history of the Norse Vikings, their daily life, their culture, and legendary battles and their eventual migration to the Lake District of England., via the Isle of Mann.
His second novel, The Ring of Mann, traces the path of descendants of Norse immigrants and the journey of a group of clandestine Cistercian monks who record the history of the early Norse settlers. A segue moves the story forward to the Restoration age and the reign of King Charles II with descendants of the Norse Vikings inheriting the mystical runic ring.
His third novel, The Inscription, continues with the lives of the Viking descendants and the inheritors of the runic ring. The setting is 19th Century Britain during the early reign of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert amid the splendor of London's Crystal Palace, the serenity of the English Lake District, and the winding down of The East India Shipping Company.