David Macinnis Gill

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David Macinnis Gill
Born 2016 (age 0–1)
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 1993—present
Genre Young adult fiction, science fiction, horror fiction, dystopian fiction
Notable works

Rising Sun (2013)
Shadow on the Sun (2013)
Invisible Sun (2012)
Black Hole Sun (2010)

Soul Enchilada (2009)

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David Macinnis Gill is an American author who writes for young adults.


Gill began his writing career by publishing short stories in small magazines, including The Crescent Review and Writer's Forum. In 2005, Scarecrow Press published his critical biography Graham Salisbury: Island Boy, a reference book intended for scholars of young adult literature. His debut novel, Soul Enchilada was published to acclaim in 2009. A second YA novel, Black Hole Sun, August 2010 has received a starred review from Booklist, as well as recommendations from several authors:

The sins of his father weigh heavily on Durango, an outcast teen mercenary who's trying to eke out a living on tomorrow's gritty, trigger-happy Mars. Fortunately, he is armed with an AI implant, a crew of colorful misfits, and an unshakable sense of humor. David Macinnis Gill rockets readers to new frontiers in this imaginative, action-packed tale. - Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games[1]

Great story, great characters, and nonstop action. David Gill takes you to a rugged, fast, tough world. - Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes[1]

Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!" - Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls and Speak[this quote needs a citation]


Gill "has been a house painter, cafeteria manager, bookstore schleper, high school teacher, and college professor. He now lives on the Carolina coast with his family; plus multiple fish and two rescued dogs. He is represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio.” [2]

Gill started teaching in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After teaching at two different schools around the area, he moved on to the university environment. He was an assistant professor at Ohio University in the English department before he moved to the East Coast to be an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the English education department. David has a “bachelor’s degree in English/creative writing and a doctorate in education, both from the University of Tennessee, as well as an M.ED from Tennessee-Chattanooga.”[2] He is the Past-President of ALAN (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents),[3] and has written and published everything from short stories to book reviews and critical essays.


Novels for Teens[edit]

Novels for Adults[edit]


Short Stories[edit]


  • Graham Salisbury: Island Boy (Scarecrow Press), 2005


External links[edit]




  1. ^ a b "Personal website and blog of David Macinnis Gill". Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Personal website and blog of David Macinnis Gill
  3. ^ ALAN Online ALAN Online
  4. ^ "2010 Best Books for Young Adults". American Library Association. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Stuff for the Teen Age". New York Public Library. Retrieved 20 August 2010.