Dave Morris is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford where he read Physics from 1976-79.
He is co-creator of the Fabled Lands series, and also wrote for the Virtual Reality, Blood Sword, and Golden Dragon series, as well as penning a single Fighting Fantasy gamebook, (The Keep of the Lich Lord) and a number of TV and movie novelizations.
He also wrote, with Oliver Johnson, the role-playing game Dragon Warriors - often mistaken for a gamebook because of its paperback format. The game, a cult hit for Transworld in the 1980s, was republished in 2009 by Magnum Opus press.
Morris has frequently collaborated with other gamebook writers, notably Jamie Thomson (Fabled Lands and The Keep of the Lich Lord) and Oliver Johnson (Blood Sword, Dragon Warriors and Golden Dragon). He has worked with many illustrators including Russ Nicholson, Siku, Iain McCaig, Leo Hartas, and Martin McKenna.
His original novels include Knightmare (a historical fantasy adventure series set in the early 13th century that ties in with the television series of that name), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the contemporary horror novel Lost Souls. Another horror novel, Florien, was published as an ebook in 2010. In 2008 his episodic comic strip Mirabilis began weekly publication in Random House's subscription-based magazine The DFC.
Morris also co-authored a book on the computer gaming industry, having worked as a game designer for Eidos and Microsoft, and is a former mentor in the American Film Institute's Digital Content Lab.
In addition to his more than seventy published books, Morris is a leading developer of the Empire of the Petal Throne gaming system (created by MAR Barker and published by TSR), creating a playable rules system (Tirikelu) and editing a fanzine .