David Snow is employed as the Head of Special Investigations for the Irish operation of a multi-national insurance company. He has been working in the private security and financial investigation arena since 1989. Prior to joining Zurich, he was the Irish General Manager of Pinkerton Security & Investigations, with direct management of 185 employees. Pinkerton is the world’s oldest and largest security agencies with operations on every continent. He was one of the first graduates and members of the Institute of Irish Investigators, obtaining the “youngest student award” from the Institute in 1989.
He is a member of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI) and the Association of Irish Risk Management (AIRM). He is a retained fraud lecturer for the Insurance Institute of Ireland, IASIU & IAFCI Europe & North America, lecturing extensively in Europe and North America on fraud management.
He is passionate about identity theft. His book “Someone has taken my place” is based on his true investigation and multi-jurisdictional investigation, exploring identity theft, combined with insurance fraud in Ireland, Europe and USA. He won both the European Middle East & African (EMEA) and International Investigator of the year awards 2013 from the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators for his investigation and bringing to justice of this international serial conman.
David has been interviewed on television and radio including; The Late Late Show, TV3 and multiple radio interviews in both Ireland and North America. He has also penned several fraud articles which have featured in trade press such as Irish Broker and SIU Today.
He is also a member of the Irish charity A Little Lifetime Foundation, formally known as ISANDS. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
What inspires you to write?
Hard to say, I like many writers such as Stephen King, Sandra Mara and many others.
Tell us about your writing process.
I wrote this book, Someone Has Taken My Place as my investigation into the conman progressed. I wrote the book as a novel simply to protect the parents whose children’s identities were stolen. The book took me two years to write as I needed to give it full attention to detail. Like any investigation the evidence is usually gathered from small details.
What advice would you give other writers?
Enjoy writing, take your time and above all get a good professional editor.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to go with Createspace and have been delighted with the finished product. Self publishing is perfect for me as I control all aspects of the book. This for me is most enjoyable. The team at Createspace as also fantastic.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
E books, all the way! I do enjoy walking around my local book store, however Kindle is the way of the future. It is also perfect for new and upcoming writers, as you can sell your books for low prices.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Crime / Fraud / Identity theft / International cross border investigations
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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