About Kathleen’s Co-Authors

Kelley McKinnon



Kelley McKinnon, having a short attention span and absolutely no ambition, has had a varied career. She started off in musical theater, including national tours (one with Meatloaf). Luckily she then found John Basil at the American Globe Theater, and acted and directed in both main stage and educational shows. After focusing on directing for eight years, she wandered into an audition for the American Shakespeare Center. And it was fun. So fun that she stayed for four years. After returning to NYC, she taught a class at NYU and fell in love with teaching...and realized she needed letters after her name. She received her MFA  from Mary Baldwin University, and immediatly flew to Shanghai where she works with ENREACH, teaching drama and performance to local students, with the long-term goal of saving the world with empathy.

Outrageous Fortune is her first published novel.


L. Gene Brown



L. Gene Brown was born, raised, and educated in Kansas City, Missouri, where he spent the first 19 years of his life. He left home after graduation from Manual Vocational High School in 1968 to join the U.S. Army. He served 3 years - two tours of which were served in Vietnam. Following a nine month break after his army discharge, he re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served an additional fifteen years before his honorable discharge in the mid-80's.

Throughout his life, L. Gene has always been an entrenched fan of all things related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and a natural-born writer of same.

Although he has no official letters after his name, L. Gene has been practicing his craft for a lifetime, boosting his skills with a number of creative writing courses over the years. In addition to completing The Gemini Hustle, with Kathleen McClure, he has also written Bonded in Blood, and Blood Carousel with fellow horror scribe,  L. Anne.