Don S. McClure

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General Information

Name: Don S. McClure

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction

Born: 1956 in Chicago



Illinois Connection

I was born in Chicago, Illinois on the west side of Chicago. My last three books were set in Chicago especially my new book To have a Friend, which is filled with locations and streets and events that took place in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Don S. McClure is a renowned American author. He is the youngest son in a family of 10 children. His father Archie McClure, was born in Birmingham, Alabama and his mother Inez Johnson McClure was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

As a diversity specialist for over 12 years, he has gained a Congressional Record from the US Congress in 1999. His worked was honored by 36 States by Proclamations, starting with Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and gaining that continued honor through proclamation by the former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, before he left office. He is the first African-American to create a special day to honor African American History, in the United States the project was entitled: The 28 Days of February Project for Black History Awards Day.

Book Descriptions:

Santa Claus VS the Aliens a Christmas Wish, will bring you, the reader, to a level of amazement as you experience the pure magic and moral values in the pages of this fascinating adventure story. Only once in our lifetime does an author capture the essence of life and combine it with the issues of everyday living to share the very meaning of the Christmas season.

The Gods and the Beginning of Life. McClure hopes you will enjoy this epic adventure set in the open spaces of South Dakota’s Black Hills and the world-famous Badlands. His best seller that gained him the ranking by Amazon Kindle as one of the top 100 Highest Paid Authors in America is his masterpiece of poetic writing filled with beautiful images and poems unmatched by any writer.

Romantic Images of You, Where My Heart Belongs is a true love story of poems it is the fascinating story of pure love and constant desire from the hearts of two people who spend time away from each other and yet always find their emotions embedded deep within their minds and souls. The author brings the reader closer to both David Stuart, the highly creative, success-driven, and sought-after promotional presentation producer, and Tiaunna, the woman with whom he has fallen in love. Her life as an art gallery owner is filled with success, and her world is consumed with her love for the man who captured her heart in a matter of seconds.

To Have A Friend, One of the Best Crime Thrillers Ever Written. In Chicago a high level group of organized crime figures are in a heated discussion with one of its young elite. The topic of discussion is the importing of illegal diamonds and drugs into the United States. The group has found what seems to be an ironclad method of bringing the items they want from several European countries and as far away as Africa if they can convince Joey who is the youngest crime leader in America, at this moment, to make an offer to his best friend into becoming involved and use the successful business his wife and he have built as the vehicle for their plan. This explosive issue concerns Joey's best friend the man he went to school with the same man who he was best man at his wedding and now serves as godfather to his best friend’s only daughter. But first they must get Joey to agree he will present the offer to his friend and get the friend and his family involved.

Joey is the brilliant and fascinating underworld figure every prosecutor, law official, politician and other rising crime figures love to hate. It is up to him to keep his friend and his friend’s family safe and uninvolved in this plan that he knows will destroy everything the loving couple have worked so hard to build. In this thriller McClure focuses on the maneuvers of international crime boss Joey Fanez.

Joey has vexed the oldest members of various crime families who are close to him by not agreeing to this multimillion dollar import deal to involve his friend. But one of the members who wish to replace Joey thinks he sees a way to pay him back. After discovering and continual surveillance of the international art gallery of the wife of David Stuart, Joey's best friend, the group feels Joey must make this deal with David and Tiaunna. McClure builds spellbinding tension, throughout this crime thriller, keeping the reader off balance right up to the end where Joey settles the matter in a way that shares the very title of the book itself, To Have A Friend.

I Love Writing, A Fun Love Story, is all about love, friendship, and determination, but I think it proves that in real life, love conquers all as well. Funny and strangely romantic. I Love Writing, A Fun Love Story brings together two people who make a significant impact on the lives of others while finding ways to be secure in who they are as individuals.

Jason Marcellus De Witt, one of the up and coming rising stars in the world of publishing, who now holds the position as one of the top 100 highest paid Authors in America has found the love of his life by accident. The girl he never expected to meet is the beautiful, hardworking track coach for an all-girls High School track team named the Olympians. Her name is Juliana Samantha Marguerite Connors, but everyone calls her Sam for short. The two meet while Jason is followed by a security team appointed by Nicholas Duval world famous publisher and one of the most powerful and wealthiest publishers in the world. Of course, Jason has no knowledge that he has a seven men Security team appointed to protect him at all cost and that is where the chase and the fun start. As Jason tries to elude them while running between the two cities. Not to mention he evolves his best friend in this fast paced adventure. The Story is set with undertones of two cities, one being Chicago, where Jason is born and works for the Duval Publishing Company located on Michigan Ave, better known as the Magnificent Mile and the other is Indianapolis, Indiana, which features the downtown restaurants and five star hotels where (Sam) works part-time. What could be just a romantic encounter becomes a well-paced, and thoughtful love story capable of leaving you with tears in your eyes and a lot of laughter in your heart. Join the excitement and adventure of this unique and funny love story. You just might fall in love all over again.

The Book of Inspiration, A Mind at Peace, offers solid hope and comfort for times when you are faced with doubt, depression, frustration and disappointment. It will allow you to find joy and peace in your daily life.

The Book of Inspiration begins as a story told in alternating sections between poems, words, and photographs. The photographic images captured by Renowned American Author Don S. McClure while traveling from city to city and state to state makes this wonderful journey of enlightenment one worth sharing with the general public.

You will find his words enduring as he attacks the very thoughts of fulfillment or hardship and sometimes loneliness. While always bringing his thoughts back to the joys of looking at the beauty of life all around us; which seems to be easily overlooked by us. His concept of peace built from within is astonishing as you read page after page finding peace in your mind. He extracts wisdom from his journey of life presented to him through words and images. These experiences are now accessible for your meditations and to serve as a guide for you to respond with renewed faith in self.

His desire is to spark a fresh optimism for facing a new day, a new week, a new month and a new year. His words will show you how to trust in your promises to yourself. The Book of Inspiration, A Mind At Peace.

Published Works

  • I Love Writing, A Fun Love Story, CreateSpace, 2014
  • Dark Side of the Earth Demons And Angels At First Glance, CreateSpace, 2014
  • To Have A Friend: One of the Best Crime Thrillers Ever written , CreateSpace, 2012
  • The Gods and the Beginning of Life, CreateSpace, 2012
  • Santa Claus VS The Aliens A Christmas Wish, CreateSpace, 2011
  • Romantic Images of You: Where My Heart Belongs, CreateSpace, 2010
  • Broken Wings Fallen Angels, CreateSpace, 2009
  • Santa Claus & the Robot Wars the Joys of Christmas, CreateSpace, 2014
  • The Book of Inspiration a Mind at Peace, CreateSpace, 2015

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

I Love Writing, A Fun Love Story...: One of the best love stories to come along

ISBN: 1499770111
Release Date: 2014-06-30

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Dark Side of the Earth Demons And Angels At First Glance

ISBN: 1495282880
Release Date: 2014-01-20

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To Have A Friend: One of the best crime thrillers ever written

ISBN: 1480244619
Release Date: 2012-11-03

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The Gods and the beginning of life...

ISBN: 1461175623
Release Date: 2012-04-28

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Santa Claus VS The Aliens A Christmas Wish

ISBN: 146795134X
Release Date: 2011-12-16

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Romantic Images of you: Where my heart belongs

ISBN: 1453876995
Release Date: 2010-10-06

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Broken wings fallen Angels

ISBN: 1449923496
Release Date: 2009-11-28

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Santa Claus & The Robot Wars, The Joys of Christmas

ISBN: 1503387860
Release Date: 2014-11-01

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The Book of Inspiration a mind at peace

ISBN: 1512099627
Release Date: 2015-05-01

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Literary Awards

  • Kindle Top 100 Highest Paid Authors in America, Romantic Images of You, Where My Heart Belongs
  • 36 Governor Proclamations for To Have A Friend, One of the Best Crime Thrillers Ever Written

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

I am available for speaking engagements On a local and national level at $2,000.00 per day plus travel. Contact myself, Don S. McClure, at 312-730-7375 or or Sharon Banks in Dallas, Texas at 972-613-8266.

External Links

Don S. McClure on WorldCat

Don S. McClure on Amazon


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