David Wilson Atwood is the author of
Where the Mockingbird Sang, and
The Common Guy's Guide to Raising Children. He
is best known for his long running column,
Points of the Compass in the Anchorage Daily
News, Talk of the Bay magazine, and the
Fairhope Courier, where he has essayed subjects
ranging from Vietnam to combat fishing in
Alaska. David majored in biology and chemistry
at the University of Texas at Austin after his
combat tour in Vietnam with the Marine Corps.
He has eight children and 10 grandchildren and
lives in Fairhope, Alabama with his wife and two
young daughters.