David Baldacci born August 5,  is a bestselling American novelist. David Baldacci was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.
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He graduated from Henrico High School and earned a B. He is of Italian descent from Barga , in Tuscany. Baldacci began writing stories as a child, when his mother gave him a notebook in which to record them.
He wrote for more than two decades, penning short stories and later screenplays without much success. While practicing law, he turned to novel writing, taking three years to write Absolute Power.
Published in , it was an international best seller. To date, Baldacci has published 37 best-selling novels for adults as well as seven novels for younger readers.
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Baldacci resides in Fairfax County, Virginia , with his family. Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, are the co-founders of the Wish You Well Foundation,  which works to combat illiteracy in the United States.
Baldacci's first novel, Absolute Power , tells the story of a fictional American president and his Secret Service agents who are willing to commit murder in order to cover up the accidental death of a woman with whom the President was having an affair. Baldacci wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of his novel Wish You Well ; the movie was shot on location in southwest Virginia with Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn , Josh Lucas , and Mackenzie Foy in the lead roles.
Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn starred. Baldacci's novels have been published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over million worldwide sales as of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American author. Baldacci at the National Book Festival. Michelle Collin m. Archived from the original on Retrieved Wish You Well Foundation. Virginia Living.
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