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Hugh T. McCracken

Hugh T. McCracken


Hugh was born in Glasgow, Scotland and had his early education somewhat interrupted by evacuation during World War II. After taking degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at St Andrews University he worked for some time as a Chemical Engineer, and had some adventures in France, before becoming a teacher. He, his wife Lyn, and son David, relocated to Canada in 1967 where his second son, Iain, was born. While teaching in Canada, Hugh completed a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Manitoba. For thirteen years he was a junior high/high school principal. Hugh now lives in Ottawa to be close to both sons, daughter-in-law Allison, and three grandchildren: Gillian, Malcolm, and Jennie. For the past fifteen years Hugh has been a freelance writer and editor, although he started writing much earlier. For information on Editing contact: He is Senior Editor for BeWrite Books.

Ottawa, ON


Rules of the Hunt. illus. Alan Geldard. Bristol, UK: BeWrite Books, 2002.
Time Drum. illus. Angeli Boni. Bristol, UK: BeWrite Books, 2002.
The Knotted Cord: writing as Alistair Kinnon. Bristol, UK, 2001.
Return from the Hunt cover by Alan Geldard. Bewrite Books, UK, 2003
Ring of Stone Cover and Art work by ALan Geldard. Bewrite Books, UK, 2002
Heads up for Harry Cover Alex Elliot. Bewrite Books, UK, 2006
The Tangled Skein Writing as Alistair Kinnon, Cover by Shelly Smith. Bewrite Books, UK, 2004


Finalist for best Action/Adventure novel EPPIE 2003 for Ring of Stone, 2003
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Length:
45-60 min.
Young adult and Adult Fiction
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