David Macinnis Gill is the author of SOUL ENCHILADA, BLACK HOLE SUN, INVISIBLE SUN, SHADOW ON THE SUN, RISING SUN, and UNCANNY from HarperCollins/Greenwillow and “Praise the Lord and Pass the Little Debbies” in RURAL VOICES from Candlewick (forthcoming).
His award-winning books have been an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Kirkus Best Book, a Bank Street College Best Books of the Year, and an NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, as well as nominated for variety of state and regional lists and awards. His stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English/creative writing and a doctorate in education, both from the University of Tennessee, as well as a M.ED. from Tennessee-Chattanooga. David is the Past-President of ALAN (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) and an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for children and Young Adults program. David has been a house painter, cafeteria manager, bookstore schleper, high school teacher, and college professor.