Michael McKinley



e is a journalist, author, screenwriter, and filmmaker educated at the University of Oxford.
   He co-wrote A Quiet Life, a cybercrime thriller, Skyhorse Publishing, 2024; The Glamor of Evil, a spy thriller novel, with Nancy Merritt Bell, Pierian Springs Press 2024; Facetime: A Psychological Thriller; The Penalty Killing: A Martin Carter Mystery, nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award as best first crime novel, McClelland & Stewart; Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey, with Sean Avery, Dutton & Viking; The Codebreakers: The Secret Intelligence Unit that Changed the Course of the First World War, with James Wyllie. Ebury; Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery, his companion book to the highly popular CNN series, with D. Gibson, St. Martin’s Press; Diamond Dust, a memoir with Utah’s most successful Mormon counterfeiter, Russ Swain, Pierian Springs Press, 2024
   As a journalist, he has written for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, Vancouver Sun, National Post, Saturday Night Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Food & Wine, New York Observer, New York Daily News, Politics Daily, Washington Post, and has won national news and magazine writing awards.

   His TV and Film credits include  co-creator and co-executive producer of Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, the three-part series for NBC Peacock. He wrote, directed and produced Our Lady of Staten Island, a feature documentary; and Lincoln’s Law, a TV drama series; and Dead Right, a TV drama series. He created, co-wrote and produced The Two Marys for CNN, winner of the Gracie Award for Best Hour-long Documentary aired in the US.