David Mulholland was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and raised in the Ottawa Valley town of Arnprior. He now lives in Ottawa.
Mulholland began his writing career as an advertising copywriter in private radio. He went on to work as a researcher, story editor and 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 , which
was published by General Store Publishing House in October 2006.
DUEL, his second novel, was published in October 2009.
Chaudière Falls, published in November 2016, is
his third novel. He is currently working on the next one, (which
he hopes will not take eight years to complete).
October 1963 to February
1969: advertising copywriter, CKOY Radio (News 1310), Ottawa
February 1969 to January
1973: freelance television journalist, CBC Ottawa
January 1973 to June
1978: reporter and entertainment writer, Ottawa Citizen
July 1976 to March 1985:
syndicated country music columnist
February 1982 to August
2001: contract speech writer, Government of Canada
November 1988 to November
1995: part-time stand-up comic, Yuk Yuk's, Ottawa
May 2001 to March 2006:
wrote the novel, McNab, published in October 2006
June 2006 to June 2009:
wrote the novel, DUEL, published in October 2009
February 2009 to June
2009: researched my next novel of dramatized history
June 2009 to December
2016: writing Chaudière Falls, published in November