David Mulholland

David Mulholland was born in Kinsgton, Ontario and raised in the Ottawa Valley town of Arnprior. He moved to Ottawa in 1970.

Mulholland began his writing career as an advertising copywriter in private radio. He went on to work as a researcher, story editor, and occasional interviewer for CBC Public Affairs television; a general-assignment reporter and music reviewer for the Ottawa Citizen; a syndicated country-music columnist; a part-time stand-up comic with Yuk Yuk’s; and a speech writer for a number of departments in the federal government. 

During those years, Mulholland wrote fiction when time permitted. In the spring of 2001, he began devoting full-time to writing a novel. The result is McNab, published in 2006. DUEL, his second novel of dramatized history, was published in October 2009. Chaudiere Falls, published in November 2016 is his third. In the Shadow of the Assassin, his fourth. He is currently working on a book of short stories based upon characters in the Ottawa Valley.