Interview with novelist Hawk MacKinney

Novelist Hawk MacKinney joins me today and we’re
chatting about Deal Gold, Book 4 in
the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. It’s
a mix of action thriller and love story.

During his virtual book tour, Hawk will be
awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a
lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your
chances of winning, feel free to visit his other tour stops and enter there,
Hawk MacKinney served in the US Navy for over
20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a
full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned
two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history. He has taught
postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel.
In addition to professional articles and
texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of
fiction—historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers. His
titles are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven. Moccasin Trace, a
historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for
Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the
family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery
Series—murder and mayhem with a touch of romance. Hidden Chamber of Death, the
first book in the mystery series, was followed by Book 2, Westobou Gold and his
latest, Book 3, Curse of the Ancients. All have received national attention.
The Bleikovat Event was Vol I in The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction
Series followed by Vol II, The Missing Planets. Vol III, Inanna Phantom is in
final galleys.
Please share a little bit about your current release and what inspired
you to write this book.
During a Rocky Mountain ski vacation in
Aspen, CO, I came across the documented killing of a wild-living hard-partying
Olympic skier chasing gold with the other underhanded goings-on, and no one
went to jail. Skin and money and payoffs, and all the inspirations of the slugs
of humanity fell into my lap and onto my keyboard.
Excerpt from Deal Gold:
Lust, greed and body parts await Craige
Ingram when he leaves the comforts of his South Carolina home to visit his
former SEAL buddy, Detective Spinner Krespinak. Set in the Colorado underbelly
of a sable and faux glitz ski mecca, the instincts of retired Navy SEAL, Detective
Spinner Krespinak suspect drugs have become a lucrative industry amid unrestrained
wild sex parties in the snowy sordid playground that is Aspen. An Olympic ski
hopeful is brutally murdered, Spinner vanishes, and Craige Ingram is shot as
events spin out of control with a Catch-22 no one anticipates.
What exciting story are you working on next?
Vol III in the Cairns of Sainctuarie Science
Fiction Series is in galley proof edit.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
In the 6th grade writing serial mysteries
for my class newsletter.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like? If not, what
do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
You make/budget time to write full-time. Up
4-4:30 a.m. for two hours with a raw quadruple steamed espresso, black as
Marine Corps bilge water. Another hour+, then lunch and to-do lists that have
nothing to do with writing… and all the while keeping my eyes and ears on RECORD.
When I take a break, it is with a good non-fiction…quantum physics or
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I find it fun doing in no-good SOBs that hurt
for no reason other than being lazy. They provide endless stories for my
imagination to plunder.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Probably a cowboy…
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Feed and care for the 12-year old and the
dreams that still live inside you—the child in us needs TLC and daily
encouragement. After that, it’s ALL uphill.
Thank you for being a
guest on my blog!
…and thank you for hosting me and Dead Gold, my latest title in the MOCCASIN HOLLOW MYSTERY SERIES.

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8 thoughts on “Interview with novelist Hawk MacKinney

  1. Hawk MacKinney says:

    Lisa HASELTON’S Reviews & Interviews – Thank you for hosting Dead Gold, Book 4 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. An earlier title, Moccasin Trace is a prequel historical romance establishing the bloodline(s) of serial protagonists Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series and gives considerable nips & glimpses into the in-laws & outlaws of the Ingram family…hopefully keeping readers hooked for, “I didn’t see that downside-up coming – – what’s next?” A new sci-fi title in the upcoming sci-fi series is in galley-edit.

    Hawk MacKinney

    URL Dead Gold video

  2. Hawk MacKinney says:

    Joseph WALLACE – More researchers in the field of quantum mechanics/physics, especially the ones who can author papers making the technical understandable to we novices in the field…without being longwinded & tediously verbose. Some enthralling by introducing/explaining the technical, making it understandable. It’s brain laxative for we sci-fic authors delving into new daily unknowns.

    Hawk MacK

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