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Hugh McCracken

Hugh was born in Glasgow, Scotland and had his early education somewhat interrupted by evacuation during World War II. After taking a degree 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.

Academic Awards: B.Sc.(Math), B.Sc.(Hons Chem), St Andrews; B.Ed., M.Ed.(Psychology), University of Manitoba; A.R.I.C. (while working as a chemist.)

Hugh now lives in Ottawa to be close to both sons, daughter-in-law Allison, and three grandchildren: Gillian, Malcolm, and Jenny, although he does spend part of each year at his other home in Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland.

For the past twenty-three years Hugh has been a freelance writer and editor, although he started writing much earlier.

A finalist for his novel Ring of Stone in the 2003 EPPIE Awards in the category Action/Adventure.

He also writes under the pseudonym Alistair Kinnon.

New Ebook editions of his books will shortly be published by Endeavour Press.

Ebooks are available from Internet sites such as

Kinnon Enterprises operates as a publisher and Hugh also freelances as an editor.