What is your experience in the publishing industry?
In my years as a magazine and newsletter editor, I spent a lot of time around print shops. I'm the author of several books for children, all self-published and hand-bound. A respected publisher recently expressed interest in one of them. My most popular play was performed by groups across the country, and was later included in a collection of other short plays.
Which people in the book are your favorites?
That's a tough question! I have so many interesting ancestors. When I need to stand up for what's right, I think of Rebecca Nourse standing unblinkingly before the judges at the Salem witch trials. The frontier faith of Edmund and Polly McGinnis inspires me. But I'm also tickled by the wily Johan "Steel Coat" Stalcop or by my opinionated great-grandfathers E.M. McGinnis and A.S. Garrett.
Narratives are taken from Pathway: A Family History, and may be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes.
© 1996-2004, Michael McGinnis, Bryan, TX