Born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan, DAVID CARL MIELKE now lives near Mount Dora, Florida. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he is a retired Chartered Life Underwriter after 33 years with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boca Raton, Florida. While in Boca, he served on the boards of many charitable organizations, including a year as president of the local Rotary Club and seven years as chairman of the District Ambassadorial Scholarship Committee which raised and awarded over $500,000 to Rotary International scholars.

Mr. Mielke’s first three novels make up THE LENA MILLS TRILOGY, which chronicles the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly impossible odds. In A DISH BEST SERVED COLD and A NATION BEST SERVED HOT, Lena uses steely determination, creative revenge and strange mental powers to rise from an abusive childhood and become one of America's most outspoken and beloved media stars. In EXECUTIVE DECEIT, she carries her version of "Shock and Awe" to the halls of Congress. Lena also forces the President of the United States to confront a devastating secret from his past -- and make a decision that will bring the nation to polarized anarchy! Which begs the question: Will the United States of America survive Lena Mills?

Mielke's fourth novel NICKELODIUM, published in February, 2014, is a story about the most celebrated rare coins in U.S. history, the 1913 Liberty-head Nickels, and two generations of flawed characters separated by one-hundred years of questionable heritage. Solving this century-old mystery leads to Murder and Millions.

Author ​​​​DAVID CARL MIELKE has garnered very favorable reviews from multiple editors and the Library Journal. He was the winner of the national 2010 Reader Views "Reviewers Choice Award," and in the same year he was awarded the prestigious "Great American Author Award."
 David’s writing style has been described as “Carl Hiaasen on steroids" -- a blend of non-stop action, mystery and tongue-and-cheek humor with pathos and a touch of mysticism.

​​All of his novels can be found on the website:
​​ davidcarlmielke.com.
"His talent as an author is only exceeded by his creative imagination." -- JOHN AUSTIN, "BOOK TALK," WTAN RADIO 1340 AM