New author to sign books at HV Barnes & Noble Saturday

New local writer/author David Francis Cook, who goes by the author name of David Francis, published his first book, “The Rise to Power” (The Legacy Series) in August.

Cook has been invited to do a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Highland Village from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Cook was raised by a long line of entrepreneurs that date back before 1890.

In 1917, his grandfather started in the aerospace industry and today, his brother still runs the family business.

In 1967, Cook immigrated to the U.S. and completed his apprenticeship in machining at age 23.

He earned certificates for workshop processes and mechanical engineering from Guildford Technical College in Surrey, England.

He started his own business in 1982 in Texas and, in November 2003, sold his wing forming company to a Belgium consortium, according to a news release.

In 2006, Cook built his own 2.5-mile road racetrack in North Texas near Decatur and currently lives in the suburbs of Dallas.

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