NEW BOOK! The Other Italians available now. Click here for details.


David speaks at schools and many different community organizations throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond. His travels have taken him to Puerto Rico ( Rotary Club ) and recently traveled to Chicago, Ill. to talk about his work as an author with fans there!  He has many loyal readers, fans of all ages, and new friends who have discovered his engaging and imaginative writing. In the words of Aldo Mancusi, Founder and Curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America..."David Mercaldo has a way of bringing out human emotions in his readers!"


 Dear Dr. Mercaldo,

     On behalf of our President, Betty Croan and the members of the Bethpage Chapter 5201, this is to thank you for attending our monthly meeting. We all enjoyed your talk on how you got into writing books and plays.  Your presentation was most interesting and entertaining too!  It is wonderful that part of the proceeds from the sales of your books goes to charity.  I purchased FERRY and OFFICER'S OATH and look forward to reading same.  Sincerely, Diana Vinciano, Corresponding Secretary

David at the Miller School in March 2014

IMG 6218  IMG 6230

IMG 6232 2

David at the Reading Association

20141028 144824Lo

Gateway Academy

From the Principal at Gateway Academy-Staten Island, New York- "As a principal for 16 years, in both public and private schools, no words can express my gratitude for the wonderful Author's Day you planned for the students at Gateway Academy!  Sharing your experiences as an author, along with sections of your books, was an inspiration for many who aspire to be authors and/or struggle with writing.  The patience, attention and humor you displayed in autographing dozens of copies of LITTLE BOY BOO, made for a special day for everyone. Thank you for clearly establishing that authors are real people who write about real events. We look forward to having you return when the sequel to LITTLE BOY BOO is released.  Best wishes for continued success in promoting literacy!  Sincerely, Jo Ann Asciuto, Principal

Little Boy Boo Wows Montessori School

MonessoriSchoolLogoRIDGEWOOD Montessori School
Paramus, New Jersey

Helen Welch, Teacher
We loved having you at our school last week. I have started reading your book to my class. They are so excited. We read a chapter a day and discuss it. The children can't wait to come back to school the next day to read the next chapter. You hae truly inspired me and my class. I want five more copies of your book!

"Oh, what a beautiful morning...Oh, what a beautiful day. Thank you for uplifting me and my whole class.



Perth Amboy Schools

Teacher comments: "An unforgettable day for my students!"  "I know it has been a couple of months since you came to the Patten School, but I had to write and tell you that your day here was well spent as my students now eagerly look forward to their creative writing assignments."   "You have inspired my kids like nothing has this year!" "The students keep asking me when you are coming back!"