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Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, a patrol commander, and a successful novelist. His books include the four part Dead World series, Quarantined and Dodging Bullets. His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories. For more information go to http://joemckinney.wordpress.com.


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Joe McKinney They back a truck full of money up to your front door and you never have to work again.

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For me, the thrill has always been in…more
They back a truck full of money up to your front door and you never have to work again.

Just kidding.

For me, the thrill has always been in storytelling. I was doing this gig for free long before people started buying my books, and I'll be doing it long after people stop paying for my books. The stories just have to come out. That's what I do, and why I love being a writer.(less)
Joe McKinney My current work in progress is called St Rage (as in Saint Rage). This one is a mummy story set in modern day South Texas and takes its inspiration…moreMy current work in progress is called St Rage (as in Saint Rage). This one is a mummy story set in modern day South Texas and takes its inspiration from the many Aztec mummies discovered along the Texas/Mexico border. It'll be out soon from Journalstone.(less)
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Joe Hey, no problem. I'm still trying to learn my way around GoodReads, so I barely notice when something goes wrong. Hope all is well,

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