David Mulholland


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 in October 2006. DUEL, his second novel of dramatized history, was published in October 2009. Chaudière Falls was published in November 2016. He is currently working on the next one (which he hopes will not take eight years to complete).

Where to find David Mulholland online


In the Shadow of the Assassin
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
In the Shadow of the Assassin asks the question: who assassinated Thomas D’Arcy McGee, Canada’s youngest Father of Confederation? Irish raised, Ottawa blacksmith Pat Byrne recalls McGee’s part, his own, and the Fenian Brotherhood’s attempts to return Ireland to an independent country. Intertwined with those memories are his amorous marriage to Caitlin, an independent woman with her own ideas.
Chaudière Falls - A Novel of Dramatized History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 270,160. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
The characters in Chaudière Falls, both fictional and historical, tell the story of how Ottawa, Ontario, became the capital of Canada. This “novel of dramatized history” begins in March 1800, when Philemon Wright, a farmer from Woburn, Massachusetts, arrives in Hull Township, and it ends in September 1860, when Queen Victoria’s son lays the cornerstone for Canada’s Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,640. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,990. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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.