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Brian Patrick McKinley

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I've wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember. I was that kid who wrote up little stories to show his parents and grandparents. School newspapers? Joined up with them at every school I attended, desperate to see my stories in print. I was also an avid amateur actor, though, and the twin passions of storytelling and performing have played a big role in my life and the stories I write today. At times, I went back and forth between wanting to be a novelist or a movie star, but eventually I came to the realization that I was a better wordsmith than thespian. My desire to perform has never abandoned me, however, and part of what I think makes my stories good is my attention to the characters. I write about characters who get involved ...more

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Cedarcrest Sanctum


The orderly opened his eyes; I waited patiently for the reality of his dire situation to set in.



2016OrderlyHandsHis eyes dartedaround in panic, finding himself in a hospital bed rather than tending one. I watched his shoulder lurch as he attempted to use his hand, but I had already told him he couldn’t use his arms or legs; he’d simply forgotten — also my doing. Did you know sc...

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Monsters (The Order Saga, #2)

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Hello Brian,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to learning more about your work. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards,
CJ

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