David Coddon is a journalist, novelist and college professor based in Southern California. A longtime arts-and-entertainment editor and writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, he is now a regularly published freelance writer in both digital and traditional media. In addition to his theater criticism blog "Stage West," he is the author of the San Diego Union-Tribune's weekly Arts & Culture newsletter (publishing digitally on Thursdays). His freelance entertainment, lifestyle and business articles have appeared in publications including San Diego Magazine, the La Jolla Light, San Diego Home Garden Lifestyle, active.com and Pacific San Diego Magazine.
David teaches journalism at San Diego State University, English at San Diego Mesa College and creative writing at UCSD Extension in La Jolla. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in journalism and of San Diego State University, where he earned his MFA in creative writing. His novels include “The Romancer,” “There and Back Again” and "In Violet." He has also published two anthologies of short stories: "Raining in Paradise" and "Blue Tomorrow." All books are available via either amazon.com or lulu.com.
He is also co-host of a pop-culture and commentary podcast, “The Best Version with Dave and Dex," which you can stream or upload at www.daveanddex.com