Keith Maginn feels writing to help and inspire others is his life’s purpose. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the youngest of four children, Keith 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 Habitat for Humanity.
After spending ten years in Tennessee, Keith returned to Cincinnati, where he enjoys being surrounded by family and friends. Writing is his passion, and he also likes sports, meditation, yoga, reading and live music. In addition to writing, Keith currently flies around the world as a flight attendant.
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 August 2016, tells seven inspirational stories of people the author knows personally. A spin-off of book three, (EXTRA)ORDINARY: MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE, highlights ten remarkable individuals from all over the world and was released in October 2017. (All four books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com or at keithmaginn.com.)
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.