B is the fourth son of five boys. His family is close and he tends to honor his family in his various works. He was born in Britt Iowa, spending his youth in Fort Dodge Iowa attending public schools. He was influenced by his father, a community college administrator and counselor, in his pursuit of academics, and his mother, a librarian, in his pursuit of story-telling.
He received his doctorate degree in Sociology at Iowa State University in the early 1990’s and enjoyed working as a teacher at several universities and colleges. He left academia and pursued a long path in the private sector, where he served as a technology consultant.
In the flush of 2008, he found an amazing opportunity through a series of unfortunate financial events. During this period of reflection, he rediscovered a passion for writing and now refuses to stop. When speculating on his drive, imagination and creative influences, he casually remarks, “the stories write themselves. I do not outline or take notes. I simply type.”
Originally from a small Iowa town. He is most comfortable sitting on his porch writing, and gardening. Small communities are fictionally represented in many of his works, as are some of his greatest small town heroes and villains.
He enjoys traveling to New Orleans, the Iowa Mississippi River Valley, and Key West—his greatest sources of inspiration outside of his adopted home town. His other great source of inspiration is his partner for the past two decades and his publisher. “They encourage me—in everything I attempt.”
B chose his primary pseudonym B MacGregor, to represent the original Scottish clan name of his family—The MacGregor Clan.
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A Fag for Her Fifties
by B MacGregor
Everyone has a closet and a time to come out of it. Beulah Mae Osguard is looking to break out of her fifty year old closet - a boring and monotonous existence in the small town of Perfection. Through an ill-placed ad on Craigslist, she seeks someone to help her change. Enter B - a bankrupt author with a twisted sense of fairy tale magic.
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