MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

David Macinnis Gill / Faculty

David Macinnis Gill

David Macinnis Gill is the author of Black Hole Sun, Invisible Sun, Shadow on the Sun, Rising Sun, and the debut novel, Soul Enchilada, from Greenwillow/Harper Collins.

He has independently published several mystery/crime and science fiction novels for adults. His short stories have appeared in several magazines, including The Crescent Review and Writer’s Forum. His critical biography of young adult author Graham Salisbury, Graham Salisbury: Island Boy, was published by Scarecrow Press. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English/creative writing and a doctorate in education, both from the University of Tennessee. He is the Past-President of ALAN (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) and an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His non-fiction, book reviews, essays, and academic work have appeared in a variety of publications, including The English Journal, Teacher-Librarian, and many others.

David’s teaching career began in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was a high school teacher at Brainerd High School and briefly at the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. He later joined the English Department at Ohio University as an assistant professor. Currently, he is an associate professor of English education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He now lives on the Carolina coast with his family and two rescued dogs, Moose and Squirrel (his personality, not his name).