the author

“I write to augment the crowns sitting atop our heads, crowns that we sometimes leave tarnished and forgotten, crowns that doubt and hate knock from their rightful place.”

Artist's self portrait
An impromptu self-portrait.

DW McKinney proofreads legislation for the State of Texas. Originally a native of California, she has lived many lives through her travels around the world. Her goal is to foster the dreams of creatives from underrepresented backgrounds.



“A Fractured Mind” (nonfic) – TAYO Literary Magazine, forthcoming in winter 2017

“Tracks” (nonfic) – – Mothers Always Write, forthcoming

Retrospective” (nonfic) – Mothers Always Write, 10/23/2017

Another Black Man is Dead” (commentary) – Sammiches & Psych Meds, 10/06/2016

A Guide to Pumping Breast Milk at Work” (satire) – Sammiches & Psych Meds, 10/18/2016

Mother of 3 Joins Work Force, Burned at Stake” (satire) – Sammiches & Psych Meds, 7/12/2016