Today has long been identified as the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, but the documents that would verify that don't really exist.
John McKinsey spent a full three years delving deep into Lincoln history as he prepared to write his novel, a search that eventually took him back to original source documents.
Former Sebastopol resident John McKinsey, author of The Lincoln Secret, has been writing fiction, and non-fiction alike nearly his entire life. He is the co-author of an undergraduate textbook, Understanding the Law, that teaches college students the basic legal workings of life in the United States. McKinsey is a graduate of Analy High School, California State University, Sacramento and the School of Law at U.C. Davis. He lives in Northern California with his wife and has done extensive travel and research to gather information for this piece of historical fiction.
Here's a partial list of his upcoming bookstore readings in our region:
Copperfield's Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa
Saturday, Feb. 14, 1:30 pm
Copperfield's Books, Petaluma
Saturday, Feb. 28, 1:30 pm
Vacaville Public Library
Wednesday, March 4, 7 pm
Copperfield's Books, NapaSaturday, March 7, 1 pm