Who am I? What am I about? Good questions.
The ‘About the Author’ page in my first book will read something like this:
Douglas MacMillan MacIlroy has been a crane operator, emergency nuclear welder, factory assembly line worker, bus boy, waiter, machinist mate, terrazzo layer, mason’s helper, mud runner, mess cook, captain, submarine pilot, deckhand, carpenter’s helper, operation and maintenance manager, cameraman, gaffer, expediter, air compressor mechanic, clean room operator, truck driver, bio-reactor technician, and lately, an observatory night attendant. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and is a professional disc golfer.
And that would be that.
I am also the author of The Last Resort, a novel about the crew of a nuclear powered submarine struggling to survive in the aftermath of global thermo-nuclear war, and The Bones of the King, a novel about the owner of a fast, high-tech submarine who is asked to help find the body of a woman buried at sea. I am currently working on a screenplay called Pilot Whale Fog as well as an eco-thriller novel about a man who speaks for and defends the oceans of the world.
I believe we have a duty to be good stewards to the oceans and the creatures that live within, and on them. My feelings are best summed up in a quote by D.T. Rhysing, the protagonist of The Bones of the King, who says, “The Tiger in the night is more important than the villagers cowering behind their walls.”
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