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David B. McKinney, Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author David B. McKinney whose book The Invisible Four compelled me to read from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love mysteries but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for David, a biography of the author and an interview between me and David will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful David B. McKinney.

David McKinney retired in 2011 after 36 years in corporate communications and newspaper reporting. For 11 years he held a second job as a communications instructor at the University of Houston. Now, he and his wife, Dana, fill their days as grandparents to 8 children and volunteering in the community, which happens to be the Houston suburb of Spring. They also spend several months a year in Flagstaff, Arizona, where the climate, geography and photography are outstanding! 

Now, how wonderful does David sound?! David is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of his work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and David, I hope that you enjoy David’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!

Thank you for joining us today David! In your own words could you please tell us about your book and what inspired you to write your book

The Invisible Four is the story of four strangers in college whose paths cross in ways that are both life-changing and life-threatening. They join forces to take on corrupt ROTC soldiers who, among other crimes, skim donations meant for charity. The three students and professor are self-described as “invisible” because they are social outsiders – in the room, but not usually noticed. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with.

The story came to me from my time as a university instructor where I interacted with students just like LIen, Char and Toby. The professor? A small part of him is me. Mostly it is a compilation of professors I had when I was at college. The details for the characters and story were culled from my life experiences and imagination.

What would your advice be for aspiring writers?

Writing requires discipline to create the manuscript, honest feedback to edit and critique it, and perseverance to see it through to publication. But, if you make it to the finish line, it’s all worth the effort.

In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?

The story or plot, and meaty characters to carry the story are the most important components to me. While good writing always matters, as a reader I can overlook a few minor grammatical errors if the story itself is good.

Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?  

Draft #1 of The Invisible Four: The Quest for Closure is completed. It is not a sequel, but a follow-up to The Invisible Four. Now comes editing and proofreading by me and a few people who will not sugarcoat their comments. With good fortune and more work, a publisher will accept this new manuscript and away we go!

Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with David! If you have liked what you have read about David and are interested in learning more about them and reading their work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

 

The Invisible Four: Review by Aimee Ann – Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

David B. McKinney: Facebook

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