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David Mulholland

David Mulholland

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I was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and raised in the Ottawa Valley town of Arnprior. I've lived in Ottawa since 1970.

I began my writing career as an advertising copywriter in private radio. I 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, I wrote fiction when time permitted. In the spring of 2001, I began devoting full-time to writing a novel. The result is McNab , which was published by General Store Publishing House in October 2006. DUEL, my second novel of dramatized history, was published in October 2009. Chaduière Falls, my third novel, was published in December 2016. I'm currently working on the next one.



McNab. General Store Publishing House (now Burnstown Publishing House), 2006
DUEL. General Store Publishing House (now Burnstown Publishing House), 2009
Chaduière Falls. Burnstown Publishing House, 2016
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Presentation Description
I'm an Ottawa-based author of historical fiction, which I characterize as "novels of dramatized history" because the stories are both fictional and factual.
Chaudière Falls, my third and most recent novel, is based upon the founding of our National Capital Region, and how Ottawa became our nation's capital. I'd like to read a variety of the dramatized history scenes to high school students. I think the material is appropriate for grades 10 to 12. From my readings at libraries and social clubs, my presentation seems to be effective in conveying important events in Ottawa's history, which is not necessarily uppermost in the minds of many young people.



Presentation Length:
one hour
historical fiction
10 to 12
Audience Size: