David McGlynn. 2017  Twitter:  @david_e_mcglynn

David McGlynn. 2017
Twitter: @david_e_mcglynn

Recent Media

WGN-TV in Chicago on Saturday, June 16th: link

WISC-TV (Channel 3) in Madison on Wednesday, June 13th: link

The Bill and Wendy Show on WGN-Radio (AM 720) on Thursday, June 14th: link

WFRV-TV (Channel 5) on Monday, June 11th: link

Upcoming Events

June 6th, Boswell’s Books, Milwaukee, WI @ 7:00
June 13th, 702WI, Madison, WI @7:00
June 14th, The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL @ 6:30
June 19th, The King’s English, Salt Lake City, UT @ 7:00
August 21st, Book Soup, West Hollywood, CA @ 7:00


David McGlynn is the author of three books – One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons From an Unexpected Fatherhood,  A Door in the Ocean, and the 2008 story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, all published by Counterpoint Press.

A Door in the Ocean was reviewed on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, won the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Nonfiction Book Award in 2013, and was named an Outstanding Achievement by the Wisconsin Librarians’ Association. The End of the Straight and Narrow won the 2008 Utah Book Award, was a finalist for the 2009 Steven Turner Award for Best First Fiction by the Texas Institute of Letters, and was named an “Outstanding Achievement” by the Wisconsin Librarians’ Association.

David’s writing has appeared in Men’s Health, Real Simple, Parents, The New York Times, Swimmer, Best American Sports Writing, and numerous literary journals. Three of his essays have been named Distinguished Essays in the Best American Essays and Best American Non-Required Reading anthologies. He teaches at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and sons.

A lifelong swimmer, he captured a national championship in the 500-yard freestyle at the 2001 United States Masters National Championships. He now competes most regularly in open-water races. On most mornings, he’s the first one in the pool.