Born in London's East End, David Merron was evacuated as a wartime child to the countryside. After Grammar School he served two years of National Service. On demobilisation, he moved to a kibbutz in Israel, where he stayed for 15 years, serving periods as general secretary, farm manager and building supervisor. During this time, he began writing short stories and anecdotal accounts of kibbutz life. Returning to England in the 1970s, he continued writing, mainly short stories and articles for magazines, and self-published his kibbutz stories as Collectively Yours. Having participated in writing courses and in several writers' groups, he also self-published two novels and a short story collection. He holds a Masters' degree from UCL and lives in North London.