Chadwick has two children and has married and remarried. He has written several books and continues to "dabble in Buddhism and related matters". Among his works is Crooked Cucumber, the biography of Shunryu Suzuki.
Chadwick, David (1994) "Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan" Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1-59030-470-5. Originally Penguin Arkana (2007).
Chadwick, David (1999). Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki. Broadway Books. ISBN 0-7679-0104-5.
Chadwick, David (Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Shambhala Publications (2007)ISBN 1-59030-491-8. Originally "To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki." (2001) Broadway Books.
Chadwick, David (2008). To Find the Girl from Perth. Speir Publishing. ISBN 0-9801725-5-1, ebook, audiobook.
Chadwick, David (text); Atkeison, Andrew (illustrations) (2009). Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth.Speir Publishing. ISBN 0-9801725-7-8
Chadwick, David & Homemade (2009). Songs for To Find the Girl from Perth. Songs to go with the book.
Chadwick, David (2012). "Boat of Dreams." Songs from the 1985-6