W. Paul Dunn was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains. His higher education was at the University of Idaho and University of Washington. He taught public schools for twenty-three years, and served four years of wartime service in the United States Air Force.
He has published a children's book and holds an international award for poetry. The father of nine children, he and his wife call the Pacific Northwest their home. “In the Shadow of Shackleton Gray” is his first novel.
What reading material draws your attention most?
Truthful episodes, documentaries, biographies that reveal factual, mind-expanding things to contemplate. Adventures in less-common, but verifiable "realities" that awaken and challenge me. Inspiring and uplifting accounts that touch my heart. True, clean humor. Accounts of personal victories over adversity.
I don't need written distractions so much as I need inspiration and avenues of discovery.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Giving of myself in whatever ways I can give meaningfully to others. Listening to enlivening or healing music. Appreciating the wonders of Creation and the best gifts of humankind. I've always been an explorer and adventurer at heart.
Kep Stone is deceptively lured by a blind clairvoyant man, Shackleton Gray, who involves him in a complex mystery. Shackleton’s dramatic proof that Kep was a childhood victim of alien interference leads to their alliance. As Kep pursues a lost artifact sought by the extraterrestrials, he meets the love of his life.