David Baboulene was born in Kenley, London, England. He was educated at Oxted County School but dropped out at the age of 16 to undertake an apprenticeship in the British Merchant Navy. His experiences from his work on cargo ships are documented in his books 'Ocean Boulevard'  and 'Jumping Ships', which recount his adventures around the world.
Baboulene's first book, 'The Blue Road', was published by Summersdale Publishers in 2002, and relaunched in 2007 with the new title Ocean Boulevard.
In 2003, Baboulene won the Euroscript Film Story competition - a Europe-wide competition sponsored by the European Film Commission - for his first novel 'Mere Mortals'. The first prize was to work with a professional scriptwriter to develop the story into a full screenplay. Since that success, Baboulene has had four movie deals - two in Hollywood and two in the UK.
David's first children's book 'Kepple the Kite'  was published in 2008, his second Oopsie - I forgot!' was published in February 2013. These children's books are illustrated by Kelly Chapman and published by DreamEngine Media Group.
Baboulene has also written two practical academic works on Story Theory — 'The Story Book'— (published in November 2010),