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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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The TV Westerns of My Youth, Part 3

The TV Westerns of My Youth, Part 3

Okay, I’m cheating here. This blog should be titled The TV Westerns of My Old Age, Part 1, but since I have the other series, I decided not to change the name. I’ve written about ...
Harry, The World’s Most Amazing Hamster

Harry, The World’s Most Amazing Hamster

“Daddy! Daddy! Come here quick,” my daughter called from her bedroom upstairs. I dropped everything and heard my coffee cup shatter as it hit the floor. I ran upstairs, tripped, but regained my ...
The Typewriter Virus, Part 3

The Typewriter Virus, Part 3

“Where’s my mask? I need to take a nap, and I have to wear my mask.” Okay, so I don’t really wear a mask to take my afternoon nap. In fact I rarely go anywhere that requires a mask. I ...
The Poverty Line

The Poverty Line

I was checking stats and rosters for the NBA the other day, and I noticed several things. One, I did not recognize many of the names of players on the current rosters. I suppose that is to be ...
The Game Is Won in the Trenches

The Game Is Won in the Trenches

Last night the UConn Huskies defeated the Baylor Bears in one of the best games I’ve seen in quite a long time. It was definitely a game of momentum shifts. The Huskies got off to a strong ...

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