Little Stories: A Collection
McKenna worked in the print
medium for more than 25 years before becoming a full-time freelance
writer in 1996. He is well known in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley
as a writer of articles. His work appears regularly in such
publications as the Capital News Showcase, Okanagan Life, Okanagan
Business, Profile, and Wild Life magazines. Currently, he teaches
fiction, creative writing, and article writing at the Okanagan
Institute of Creative Arts.
A writer always writes about
what he knows best, and that is what McKenna has done. Locations for
his stories range from the American southeast, to his hometown in
northern Ontario, to his adopted home towns in British Columbia. And,
just for the record, Nelson, BC, with its quaint Victorian
architecture, is a very nice place to live, but you’ve got to watch out
for the vampires.
McKenna's first fiction sale
happened in 1990, when his short story, The Other Nancy,
which is included in this collection, was published in a Toronto digest
magazine called Sequels. Over the years, other fiction sales followed
but "bread and butter" income came from articles and corporate copy
writing. He is again diligently back to work writing "dark side"
fantasies. Evil Little Stories II is currently in progress.