Welcome! I'm MK.
Whether historical or contemporary, I write for those who enjoy escaping to another time and place, where their imaginations are free and open to simple pleasures and stories with plenty of happily-ever-afters—at least for the good guys. Villains get a different kind of ending. I allow my imagination freedom to wander at will. It has not and will not settle on one genre. Future stories will take me across more genres and new eras, and I can't wait to get there. Thank you for joining me on the journey.
There's a lot happening on this website, so take your time, enjoy a cup of tea, and let me know if you have any questions.
I love to hear from readers and can be contacted here. Although, if I'm deep in writing and creating it may take me a few days to respond.
Writing is my favorite escape, full of discovery and wonder.
THE OFFICIAL BIO
MK McClintock is a poet, entrepreneur, and multiple award-winning author. As MK, she writes about handsome cowboys, dashing agents, and strong women who appreciate chivalry, like those in her Montana Gallagher and British Agents series. InD’tale Magazine says, “MK McClintock has a true genius when writing beauty to touch the heart.” As McKenna Grey, she writes romantic suspense, including the Kyndall Family series, and heartwarming, small-town romance like her holiday collection, Christmas in the Rockies. Her stories of adventure, romance, and mystery sweep across the American West to the Victorian British Isles, with places and times between and beyond. She enjoys a peaceful the life in the northern Rocky Mountains where she manages to stay out of the trouble her characters can't seem to avoid.
MK is a member of Authors of the Flathead, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.
In her other life, MK attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and Le Cordon Bleu schools in New Hampshire and Scottsdale before embarking on her entrepreneurial adventures. She has owned and managed her own businesses for over seventeen years. In 2019 she launched Potterton Hill: Home. Lifestyles. Surroundings.
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Readers' Favorite International Book Award Winner ~ Alaina Claiborne
Readers' Favorite International Book Award Finalist ~ Clayton's Honor
Readers' Favorite International Book Award Winner ~ Journey to Hawk's Peak
Readers' Favorite Five-Star Book ~ Blackwood Crossing
Readers' Favorite Five-Star Book ~ Clayton's Honor
Readers' Favorite Five-Star Book ~ Gallagher's Pride
Readers' Favorite Five-Star Book ~ Journey to Hawk's Peak
InD'tale Magazine RONE Award Nominee ~ Alaina Claiborne
InD'tale Magazine RONE Award Nominee ~ Blackwood Crossing
InD'tale Magazine Crowned Heart of Excellence ~ A Home for Christmas
Night Owl Reviews Top Pick ~ The Dragon's Staircase
This journey is never-ending, and each day is a new beginning.
IN MY OWN WORDS
I do not set out to please everyone, but rather those who enjoy escaping to another time and place, where their imaginations are free and open to simple pleasures and stories written from the heart. When I am not working on my next story, I run a family business, enjoy time in the garden, and explore the mountain trails in both sunshine and snow.
My life has been a journey, and at every turn I have been in search of the answer to that elusive question, “Who am I?” In the winter of 2012, I finally had my answer. I am a writer. An author. A purveyor of words. I write about the places I love, bringing to life the characters who speak to me, who are ready for their stories to be heard.
To this day I can’t pinpoint just one moment where I thought to myself, “I’ll write a book and publish it.” I never had that moment—it’s always been a gradual and natural progression. In fact, I was surprised when I finished the first book. It was unexpected, and yet opened a new world.
I search within myself daily, always surprised to discover a new dream, a new quirk, or an untapped talent. This journey is never-ending, and each day is a new beginning.
I find the process of writing and sharing my work so much more enjoyable when we are strangers on the brink of meeting for the first time. You will come to know me through the words I write, and for an author, that is what truly matters.
WHY TWO NAMES
Not everyone enjoys historical books just as not everyone likes contemporary. Sure, it would be easier to stick with only one name, but the books I write under MK McClintock are vastly different from my McKenna Books, and I always want readers to know exactly what they're getting. The McKenna books will always be contemporary or dual timeline and the McClintock books will always be historical.
As a reader, I pick up certain authors expecting certain genres, and I wanted to make sure there was no confusion when it came to contemporary vs. historical for my books.
I write this and that,
and a few things in between.
McKenna Grey Bio (Still Me!)
McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of award-winning, historical romance and western author MK McClintock. As McKenna, she writes romantic suspense, including the Kyndall Family series, and heartwarming, small-town romance to break up the murder and mayhem. She enjoys a quiet life in the Rocky Mountains where she is writing her next book.