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Welcome to my site! This is where I will be posting information about new books and where to find existing books.  Occasionally, I will think of something to write about in a blog.

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Kenneth Lee McGee is the pen name of Ken McGee. Ken was born in a small town in Southern Illinois in 1952. Both parents taught in the local schools. The family moved to the suburbs of Chicago in the early sixties. McGee enjoyed writing at an early age, but the talent remained dormant and undeveloped for over forty years. He married his high school sweetheart in 1973, worked for a grocery retailer for over thirty years and then retired. He enjoyed sports as a youth and that continued into adulthood. He played basketball in various leagues until he realized he couldn’t compete with the younger players. He found the sport of cycling, joined a local bike club and even joined a racing team. Along the way he and his wife raised a son and daughter.

A few years later, he found his true role. He became a grandfather. Now that he had the time, he resumed writing. He wrote short stories about lost lonely lions, kitty cats who could speak, and puppies who didn’t know their own strength for his granddaughter. Over the years more grandchildren were born. McGee decided to write a story about two kids growing up in the fictional city of South Hampshire. The book turned into the Emmy’s Story series and even the spin-off Annie Mercer O’Dell books. He continues to write under the name Kenneth Lee McGee and credits WriteOn Joliet for teaching him the skills to become a better author. McGee and his wife of forty-five years live in the Plainfield, Illinois, area, are active in their local church and spend many hours indulging their grandchildren.

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If You Never Played Wiffle Ball As a Kid…

If You Never Played Wiffle Ball As a Kid…

If you never played wiffle ball as a kid, you don’t know what you missed. Nowadays, people play wiffle ball like a real sport. They play on regular baseball fields, have real tournaments and ...
The Apolitical Blues

The Apolitical Blues

The other day my wife referred to me as the most apolitical person she knows. I thought about it, and told her she needs to get out more. But it’s probably true. If someone mentions ‘ ...
The St. Louis Cardinals Should Change Their Name, Part 2

The St. Louis Cardinals Should Change Their Name, Part 2

Another hero of my youth is gone. Bob Gibson, the fiercest pitcher I can remember, passed away in his hometown of Omaha on October 2. He was 84. During the 60s Gibson was known for intimidating ...
The St. Louis Cardinals Should Change Their Name

The St. Louis Cardinals Should Change Their Name

Now before you get all excited and up in arms, let me provide this disclaimer. I have been a St. Louis Cardinal fan since I first heard Harry Caray on the radio in Grandma’s kitchen late on a ...
Random Thoughts of a Strange Mind, Part 2

Random Thoughts of a Strange Mind, Part 2

I found this little article in my folder of Website blogs, and though it’s short and maybe incomplete, I decided to post it to fulfill my PR company’s desire for new material. Have you ...

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