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HAWK MacKINNEY Author - Public Speaker
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About Hawk MacKinney Internationally   acclaimed   author   and   public   speaker,   Hawk   MacKinney   began   writing   mysteries   for   his school   newspapers.   Following   graduation,   he   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   fetal   and   adult   anatomy,   Hawk   has   authored   several novels that have received national and international recognition. Moccasin    Trace     a    historical    novel,    was    nominated    for    the prestigious    Michael    Shaara    Award    for    Excellence    in    Civil    War Fiction    and   the   Writers’   Notes   Book   Award .   This   was   followed   by the Craige Ingram Mystery Series . In    a    change    of    direction,    October    of    2012    saw    the    release    of Hawk’s   first   science   fiction   novel,   The   Bleikovat   Event ,   in   The Cairns   of   Sainctuarie   series.   Volume   II   in   The   Cairns   of   Sainctuarie   series,   The   Missing   Planets ,    was   released   in   2014   with   Volume   III in the works. Hawk’s   latest   project   focuses   on   The   Moccasin   Hollow   Mystery Series .   Book   1   in   the   series,   Hidden   Chamber   of   Death ,   will   be   released   early   2016,   and   followed   by Book 2, Westobou Gold .