About David

dutton and mollyDavid W. Dutton is a semi-retired residential designer who was born and raised in Milton, DE. He has written two novels, several short stories, and eleven plays. His musical comedy, oh! Maggie, in collaboration with Martin Dusbiber, was produced by the Possum Point Players and the Lake Forest Drama Club. He wrote two musical reviews for the Possum Point Players: An Evening With Cole Porter, in collaboration with Marcia Faulkner, and With a Song in My Heart. He also wrote the one-act play, Why the Chicken Crossed the Road, commissioned and produced by the Delmarva Chicken Festival.

In 1997, David was awarded a fellowship as an established writer by the Delaware Arts Council. In 1998, he received a first-place award for his creative nonfiction by the Delaware Literary Connection. His piece, “Who is Nahnu Dugeye?” was subsequently published in the literary anthology, Terrains. David has contributed short fiction for the DPP anthologies HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017SOLSTICE (for which he also wrote the Preface), EQUINOX, AURORA, WHAT SORT OF FUCKERY IS THIS?, and HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019. David’s third novel, ONE OF THE MADDING CROWDwas published in October 2018 by DPP and was awarded novel of the year (adult fiction) in the 2019 Delaware Press Association’s Communication Awards. This compelling novel is available for purchase now on Amazon today or you can order a signed copy at the DPP online store.

David’s short story “The Sandcastle” appears in EXHUMED: 13 TALES TOO TERRIFYING TO STAY DEAD, published October 2020 by Gravelight Press.

David, his wife, Marilyn, and their Rottweiler, Molly, currently reside in Milton.