David Weedmark is a Canadian author living in Ottawa.
His poetry and fiction has sold thousands of copies world-wide. His first collection of poetry, First Stirrings, published by World in Motion, was nominated for the Governor General of Canada’s Literary Award.
His first novel, The Tanglewood Murders, published by Dundurn Press was received with critical acclaim in 2011 and was also nominated for a few awards.
Beginning as a newspaper reporter and later as a freelance writer and photographer, his articles, both online and off, now number somewhere in the thousands.
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Before becoming a reporter he worked for Penguin Books and McLelland & Stewart. He has worked for several Information Technology companies in Ottawa in sales, marketing, network design, IT security, web design and graphics with more industry certifications than he can remember. He was also an instructor at Algonquin College and has worked as an IT consultant for several departments in the Canadian government, foreign embassies and NGO’s.
Intensely curious, he has traveled and worked across Canada from coast to coast at one time or another as a cab driver, truck driver, forklift operator, factory worker, carpenter, traveling salesman, vineyard worker and math tutor. For three years he sold insurance and worked as a financial advisor for MetLife. For a full year he lived solely on poetry, selling copies door-to-door and on the sidewalks of Ottawa’s Bytown Market, meeting many wonderful people along the way.
David has studied at the University of Toronto, University of Windsor, University of Ottawa and received a science scholarship at the University of Waterloo, however he holds no degrees.
His passions include hiking, climbing, canoeing, flying, drawing, painting, physics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, teaching and computers. He sleeps only about five hours each night.
Photo credit: David Masterson