VCU Alumnus David Baldacci was the guest author at the VCU Alumni Association Inaugural Book & Author Luncheon, held at the Jefferson Hotel on May 2, 2011. Baldacci spoke about his recently published book The Sixth Man and his experiences in the field of writing. He is a 1983 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Since then he has published 20 additional adult novels: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, Hour Game, The Camel Club, The Collectors, Simple Genius, Stone Cold, The Whole Truth, Divine Justice, First Family, True Blue, Deliver Us From Evil, Hell’s Corner and The Sixth Man. He has also published two young adult novels: Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive! and Freddy and the French Fries: The Adventures of Silas Finklebean.