Craig MacIntosh, former newspaper political cartoonist and illustrator for 22 years, served as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam. He lives in Minnesota. The Fortunate Orphans, his first novel, has its origins in the events of World War II, as did The Last Lightning, his second book. The fast-paced plots of both stories quickly shift beyond the war to contemporary times. His third novel McFadden's War, a compelling tale of greed, crime and action set in the tropical paradise of the Philippines, was the first in a series introducing readers to Green Beret Sam McFadden and Navy SEAL Tom Wolf. Second in the series, WOLF''s Vendetta, filled with gripping international espionage across two continents, soon followed. Third in the series, WOLF''s Inferno, was followed by WOLF''s Baja, a fourth thriller set south of our border with Mexico. In 2019, WOLF’s Odyssey continued the thriller/crime/adventure tradition. Also joining the Pugio Books lineup this year is Til Kingdom Cay, a mystery set in the Bahamas, and featuring Constable Jeremiah McKay, fighting one man’s lonely battle against evil
A recent addition to MacIntosh's bookshelf is a new character, Constable Jeremiah McKay—like all police officers—fighting crime in Til Kingdom Cay, a murder mystery of evil men threatening the Bahamas, a tropical paradise just off Florida's east coast.
Craig MacIntosh was born in Long Beach, California. His father was a career Navy officer and veteran of both the Atlantic and Pacific wartime theaters whose family moved constantly between naval bases on both coasts before settling in Hawaii. After high school graduation, MacIntosh attended the University of Illinois, graduating with a fine arts degree in 1966. Drafted that fall, he attended Infantry OCS at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He served in Vietnam with the First Infantry Division and left the Army in 1970 to begin a journalism career in Dayton, Ohio. Five years later, he and his family moved to Minnesota, where he worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star. While there, he and fellow cartoonist Steve Sack created a syndicated children's feature "Doodles," distributed by Los Angeles–based Creators Syndicate.
In 1992, he left the newspaper to pursue a career as the artist for the widely published cartoon strip "Sally Forth." In addition to comic strip duties, MacIntosh began penning fiction. Along with writing, he paints watercolors as well as creating bronze sculptures.
He can be contacted at: www.cjmacintosh.com
Photo by Greg Gibson