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 these 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. He is currently working on the next one.
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Set in Canada, the Scottish Highlands, and the United States, McNab portrays the struggle of 19th century immigrants against the tyranny of Chief McNab who imposes the Scottish feudal system. And there’s romance! McNab’s piper has a turbulent relationship with an Irish lass who challenges his beliefs about marriage and women. Her passionate independence takes his heart on a wild ride!
Author David Mulholland claims to have uncovered a manuscript written by an obsessive blacksmith who sheds new light on events that led to the fatal duel between law students Robert Lyon and John Wilson on June 13, 1833, in Perth, Upper Canada. But is the blacksmith’s passionate and dramatic narrative fact or fiction? You, the reader, will have to decide.
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