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Fred B. McKinley

Burleson, Texas, United States


A descendant of Revolutionary War, War of 1812, War for Texas Independence and Confederate soldiers, a Texas Ranger, and whose father served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Fred B. McKinley embarked on a long and distinguished career in the credit industry and retired with the Louisiana Department of Justice where he served as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator in the Attorney Generalís office. A native of Beaumont, Texas, he attended schools in Chinquapin, Silsbee and Buna where he graduated in 1960. He graduated from Lamar State College of Technology (1964) and Lamar University (1987). He attended Louisiana State University (1995), where he received a law enforcement certification. McKinley, the author of three books, has also contributed articles to The Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record, published in Beaumont, Texas; and to the national magazines of Country and Country Extra, both published by the Reiman Group in Greendale, Wisconsin. He is the father of three children, grandfather of three, and lives with his wife Dottie in Burleson, Texas.

PublishAmerica has recently released his latest offering, a fictional historical romance titled Devil's Pocket.

Interests: Writing in three areas: humor, serious history, and historical romance.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Devil's Pocket
  • Nonfiction

  • CHINQUA WHERE? The Spirit of Rural America, 1947-1955
  • Black Gold to Bluegrass: From the Oil Fields of Texas to Spindletop Farm of Kentucky