For as long as he has been working, Donald McMann has made his living by writing. He’s written speeches, magazine articles, technical manuals, entire communications plans. He spent time in public relations, the likely origin of his interest in writing fiction. Since 2001, he has been a full-time faculty member at McEwan University where today he is an assistant professor in the English department. And he writes short stories.
McMann has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Wales Trinity St. David, as well as an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. He has studied with Jill McCorkle, Doug Bower, Maria Flook, Elizabeth Cox, and Dic Edwards. His short story “Strip Malls Can Change Your Life” appeared in the inaugural issue of the Lampeter Review in 2010. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bluestem, Borfski Press, The Delmarva Review, Drunk Monkeys, Evening Street Review, The Alembic, OxMag, The Penmen Review, and Verdad.
McMann lives in Edmonton, Canada with his wife and critic (not to be confused with a critical wife) Elsa Rice, a practicing lawyer.