David Ozab is the father of a nine-year-old future academy-winning actress. He is also a writer. His current project is a chapter book series in progress titled Adventure Anna. It’s the story of a second grader who’s a cross between Indiana Jones and Junie B. Jones.
His first non-fiction book, A Smile for Anna, tells the story of his daughter’s cleft diagnosis and surgery, her unrelated motor-speech disorder, and her irrepressible spirit.
He is currently seeking representation for both his fiction and non-fiction writing.
Excerpts from A Smile for Anna were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC, 2011), and Not Afraid: Stories of Confronting Fear (Civitas Press, 2013). His writing has also appeared in Catholic Digest, Errant Parent, and Australian Mother and Baby. He has appeared on KEZI 9 News and Catholic Broadcasting Northwest’s “In Person” with Dina Marie Hale. He guest posts on a wide variety of parenting, faith, and special-needs sites, writes regularly on his Fatherhood Etc. blog, and is actively seeking freelance opportunities.
He holds a PhD from the University of Oregon and has worked as a composer, a college instructor, and a web designer. He lives in Oregon with his wife Julia, their daughter Anna, and two ornery guinea pigs named Buddy and Knight.
- Education: Ph.D, University of Oregon (2003)
- Professional Memberships: Willamette Writers, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
- Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin