Neil McKinnon wrote his first story when he was ten and it remains unpublished. Discouraged by this lack of literary success, he did not again pick up a pen until he was 47. This time he wrote to relieve the boredom of long evenings without a TV while he was working on the Tibetan Plateau. His first articles were published that same year. Since then his travel and business stories have appeared in U.S., Canadian, and Mexican publications.
He began writing fiction in 1999 and Tuckahoe Slidebottle, a collection of short stories, was published by Thistledown Press in 2006. His latest novel, The Greatest Lover of Last Tuesday, was released in March, 2015.
He and his wife Judy, a visual artist, singer and actress, have been married for 52 years. During this time they have acquired two globe-trotting daughters, two energetic sons-in-law and two brilliant grandsons. When not visiting their grandsons in Vancouver they live in Mexico.