About the author

Author bio:

Keith Maginn was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the youngest of four children. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as an Evans Scholar. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology he relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work for AmeriCorps and for Habitat for Humanity.

Keith returned to Cincinnati after living nearly 10 years in east Tennessee. He enjoys being surrounded by family and friends. While writing is his passion, he also enjoys sports, meditation, yoga, reading and live music.

Keith released TURNING THIS THING AROUND, an inspiring self-help memoir of overcoming personal struggles, in December 2010. In January 2013, he self-published GOODWILL TOUR: PAYING IT FORWARD, detailing a 3,000-mile philanthropic pay-it-forward road trip through the southeastern United States. (EXTRA)ORDINARY: INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE, released by KiCam Projects in September 2016, tells seven inspirational stories of everyday people. All three books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com or at keithmaginn.com. Keith feels writing to help and inspire others is his life’s purpose.

Five things about the author:
1. Favorite books include Tao Te Ching, On the Road, Into the Wild, The Alchemist and The Motorcycle Diaries. Favorite authors are Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck.
2. Driving around the country in a small RV or Airstream trailer for a few months tops his bucket list.
3. Biggest pet peeves are arrogance and lack of consideration for others.
4. He’d most like to meet the Dalai Lama.
5. Keith enjoys a wide range of music, especially Pearl Jam, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Band of Horses, Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews Band, Hank Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, The Script, Mumford & Sons and Tim McGraw. The two best written songs ever? “Imagine” by John Lennon and “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.


6 comments on “About the author

  1. Hi, Keith! I’m Jennie Maginn and working on family genealogy and trying to locate more Maginn family members, I set-up a “google alert” to, hopefully, receive an email when something “Maginn” is posted online and just read your interview about your books, which I’ll add to my budget list. My paternal great-grandfather came to California as a child from, I think, Belfast, (through Liverpool) with his parents; would you please reply and let me know whether you have any genealogy information to share? Thank you!

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