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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Don S. McClure  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry Romance

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1956 in Chicago

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McClure was born on the west side of Chicago. Several of his books were set in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Don S. McClure, a renowned American author, ranked as one of the top 100 highest paid authors in America by Amazon was born on the west side of the city of Chicago. He is the youngest son of Archie and Inez Johnson-McClure. His books have inspired many across the nation. He began writing his first autobiography, ''Broken Wings Fallen Angels'' in August 2009; it was published in December that same year. His creative style of writing has inspired many other publications that range from fiction, poetry, romance to non-fiction.

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I Love Writing, A Fun Love Story...: One of the best love stories to come along
ISBN: 1499770111

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

“This is such a wholesome reflection of feelings and a great love story.” I Love Writing A Fun Love Story: Is an American love story by Renowned Author Don S. McClure. This story is all about love, friendship, and determination, but I think it proves that in real life, love conquers all as well. Funny and strangely romantic. I Love Writing A Fun Love Story brings together two people who make a significant impact on the lives of others while finding ways to be secure in who they are as individuals. Jason Marcellus De Witt, one of the up and coming rising stars in the world of publishing, who now holds the position as one of the top 100 highest paid Authors in America has found the love of his life by accident. The girl he never expected to meet is the beautiful, hardworking track coach for an all-girls High School track team named the Olympians. Her name is Juliana Samantha Marguerite Connors, but everyone calls her Sam for short. The two meet while Jason is followed by a security team appointed by Nicholas Duval world famous publisher and one of the most powerful and wealthiest publishers in the world. Of course, Jason has no knowledge that he has a seven men Security team appointed to protect him at all cost and that is where the chase and the fun start. As Jason tries to elude them while running between the two cities. Not to mention he evolves his best friend in this fast paced adventure. The Story is set with undertones of two cities, one being Chicago, where Jason is born and works for the Duval Publishing Company located on Michigan Ave, better known as the Magnificent Mile and the other is Indianapolis, Indiana, which features the downtown restaurants and five star hotels where (Sam) works part-time. What could be just a romantic encounter becomes a well-paced, and thoughtful love story capable of leaving you with tears in your eyes and a lot of laughter in your heart. Join the excitement and adventure of this unique and funny love story. You just might fall in love all over again.

Dark Side of the Earth Demons And Angels At First Glance
ISBN: 1495282880

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

Don S. McClure has fascinated variations of readers with his style of writing. Now McClure gives us Dark Side of the Earth Demons and Angels At First Glance, a mesmerizing while exciting story at the same time. It is a story of breathtaking energy and suspense that will take you on an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of faith and the human soul. Laced with themes of love and faith, sin and forgiveness, compassion and understanding. Dark Side of The Earth Demons and Angels at First Glance opens in the world’s most isolated, inspiring and beautiful place in Mexico, the Island of Purgatorio. This story has the extraordinary ability to literally shock us into forgetting that it is "just a story." But it will remain a truly unforgettable reading experience. What do you see when the Demons Come?

To Have A Friend: One of the best crime thrillers ever written
ISBN: 1480244619

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

In Chicago a high level group of organized crime figures are in a heated discussion with one of its young elite. The topic of discussion is the importing of illegal diamonds and drugs into the United States. The group has found what seems to be an ironclad method of bringing the items they want from several European countries and as far away as Africa if they can convince Joey who is the youngest crime leader in America, at this moment, to make an offer to his best friend into becoming involved and use the successful business his wife and he have built as the vehicle for their plan. This explosive issue concerns Joey's best friend the man he went to school with the same man who he was best man at his wedding and now serves as godfather to his best friend’s only daughter. But first they must get Joey to agree he will present the offer to his friend and get the friend and his family involved. Joey is the brilliant and fascinating underworld figure every prosecutor, law official, politician and other rising crime figures love to hate. It is up to him to keep his friend and his friend’s family safe and uninvolved in this plan that he knows will destroy everything the loving couple have worked so hard to build. In this thriller McClure focuses on the maneuvers of international crime boss Joey Fanez. Joey has vexed the oldest members of various crime families who are close to him by not agreeing to this multimillion dollar import deal to involve his friend. But one of the members who wish to replace Joey thinks he sees a way to pay him back. After discovering and continual surveillance of the international art gallery of the wife of David Stuart, Joey's best friend, the group feels Joey must make this deal with David and Tiaunna. McClure builds spellbinding tension, throughout this crime thriller, keeping the reader off balance right up to the end where Joey settles the matter in a way that shares the very title of the book itself. To Have A Friend.

The Gods and the beginning of life...
ISBN: 1461175623

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

About the Author The Gods and the Beginning of Life, Don S. McClure’s epic adventure about the gods, is his latest book release. This book is one of the most exciting fiction novels to come along in years written by this prolific writer. In it, he expresses his views on how mankind became the way it is today. McClure brings to life the story of the first gods, long before the stories of Homer and Mount Olympus or Zeus, or any of the gods long before the Titans. Long before Hector and Achilles or the god Apollo. This was the time when the gods were formed, and there was not one god who had more power than another. They possessed only cunning to survive and the wherewithal to understand that they would either stand or fall. McClure’s latest work features the two main characters from his second book, Romantic Images of You: Where My Heart Belongs, David Stuart and Tiaunna. The loving couple finds themselves caught in a world of information and knowledge, and they hope that one day they will be able to share this information and better understand mankind and its actions. The book’s introduction opens like a powerful motion picture: “There are many stories of how man conceived all of his human ways and instincts. Some say he was born decent, with morals and character. “Some say that from the time he was created there was no good in him at all. Just some small reflections of right or wrong and the desire to become the only power on earth, being judged by no one. “But I once spent seven days on the road with the woman I loved in the summer of 2001 crossing the Great Northern Plains, where I found the basis for what I learned about man and his beginning. “My name is David Stuart, and this woman of amazing beauty sleeping next to me in the front seat of our jeep is Tiaunna. This is our story.” Born in Chicago, Illinois, Don S. McClure has truly found his life’s passion—writing—after the successful completion of his personal biography, Broken Wings Fallen Angels, and his second book, Romantic Images of You: Where My Heart Belongs. McClure hopes you will enjoy this epic adventure set in the open spaces of South Dakota’s Black Hills and the world-famous Badlands. Perhaps you will find yourself caught between the words and images of his writing. An additional feature for this masterpiece you will enjoy some of the most beautiful photographic images the world has ever seen in one publication.

Santa Claus VS The Aliens A Christmas Wish
ISBN: 146795134X

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2011

PROLOGUE This amazing story, Santa Claus vs. The Aliens: A Christmas Wish, written by Don S. McClure from Chicago, Illinois, truly brings to life a Christmas story that old and young alike will enjoy for years to come. This story will bring you, the reader, to a level of amazement as you experience the pure magic and moral values in the pages of this fascinating adventure story. Only once in our lifetime does an author capture the essence of life and combine it with the issues of everyday living to share the very meaning of the Christmas season as well as Don S. McClure has with this masterpiece. The characters will entertain and amaze you. The story of a little girl’s wish to end the wars on her planet—which Santa has never been to and whose people have never heard of Christmas or the man in the red suit—will make you enjoy this classic version of a Christmas tale, which is unlike any other you have ever read before. If you enjoyed any of the previous work created by Don S. McClure, you will list this among his best, including his autobiography, Broken Wings, Fallen Angels, and his second book, Romantic Images of You: Where My Heart Belongs, and the Kindle version, which placed him in the Amazon Top 100 Highest Paid Authors in America. Soon McClure’s other titles will be released for your enjoyment, such as The Gods and The Beginning of Life and his crime thriller, To Have a Friend. This release of Santa Claus vs. The Aliens: A Christmas Wish will win the hearts and minds of all who read it, and surely will become a must-share with family and friends, year after year, as one of the great holiday tales of all times.

Romantic Images of you: Where my heart belongs
ISBN: 1453876995

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2010

Romantic Images of You, Where My Heart Belongs is a true love story of poems it is the fascinating story of pure love and constant desire from the hearts of two people who spend time away from each other and yet always find their emotions embedded deep within their minds and souls. The author brings the reader closer to both David Stuart, the highly creative, success-driven, and sought-after promotional presentation producer, and Tiaunna, the woman with whom he has fallen in love. Her life as an art gallery owner is filled with success, and her world is consumed with her love for the man who captured her heart in a matter of seconds. .

Broken wings fallen Angels
ISBN: 1449923496

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2009

Prologue In this book I will talk about many of the decisions I have made in life and the outcome of each. It is about reflections, the roads I have traveled, the people I have become friends with, the acquaintances that were made, the bonds that were built along the way and the relation- ships that were broken. It is the story of the love that came from my family through all of my missteps, no matter how far I ventured off the path set for me at birth. I will share with you my personal relationship with God and His purpose for my life at its current position. I realize, though, that His purpose is filtered through my own decisions, because He truly gives us the gift of choice. As you travel through these pages, I will reveal to you my issues of self-determination and how I discovered what it is I wanted out of life. Equally important are the dreams and aspirations that took me there. It is also the story of the examination of the commitment to purpose that drove me to succeed, and the betrayal of good decisions that brought me down to my lowest points. The issues of diversity, cultural bias and the racism I faced in my personal as well as corporate life also play a strong role in this tale. You will become aware of the trials and tribulations that filled many days, months and years on my road to successful realization of the value of my creative talent and the gifts God has given me in order to become triumphant. From my birth to my adventures you will pass through various doors with many names, dates and places. The results will be amazing at some moments, while in the next there will be sadness and pain. Through it all, I can only hope you find your own self-value. But this much I do know, in the end you can only become what you have inside. "My road to recovery will not be as long as my fall from grace."

Santa Claus & The Robot Wars, The Joys of Christmas
ISBN: 1503387860

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

Santa Claus & The Robot Wars, The Joys of Christmas The leader of the Robot planet isn't a scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of children celebrating Christmas annoys him. Christmas doesn't belong on his planet or any part of the universe he controls. The Lord Emperor Tazar thinks the only thing children should do is work in the robot factory, building more robots for war so that he can keep control of all those who live on his planet. Aramis, the beautiful little girl who sent Santa a letter last year requesting that he bring a complete Christmas to her planet, wants Santa to bring Christmas and the spirit of Christmas to other planets, especially those where there are a lot of children. Our story opens with little Aramis asking Santa to go to the Planet of the Lord Emperor Tazar and make him let the children enjoy Christmas and stop working so hard in the robot factory. Santa Claus and the Robot Wars, the Joys of Christmas is another fantastic and fascinating story created by Author Don S. McClure from his first book in the series, Santa Claus vs. The Aliens, A Christmas Wish. But this time, Santa won’t have such an easy time as he did in the last adventure, convincing those who never enjoyed Christmas or heard of a man in a red suit. In fact, this time Santa won’t use his famous reindeers for the trip into outer space. He will lead the charge on his magic white Polar Bears, and Santa will be assisted by his other magical characters the Chocolate Frosties, who are made of Chocolate and Ice. I'm sure you will want to know what happens when Santa faces The Lord Emperor Tazar leader of the Robot Planet. Oh and let’s not forget the Postman and his favorite girl, who everyone calls ( K.K.) for short, but her real name is Krystal Katherine Magic. They are always a special part of the adventures of Christmas.

The Book of Inspiration a mind at peace
ISBN: 1512099627

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2015

THE BOOK OF INSPIRATION, A MIND AT PEACE, offers solid hope and comfort for times when you are faced with doubt, depression, frustration and disappointment. It will allow you to find joy and peace in your daily life. The Book of Inspiration begins as a story told in alternating sections between poems, words, and photographs. The photographic images captured by Renowned American Author Don S. McClure while traveling from city to city and state to state makes this wonderful journey of enlightenment one worth sharing with the general public. You will find his words enduring as he attacks the very thoughts of fulfillment or hardship and sometimes loneliness. While always bringing his thoughts back to the joys of looking at the beauty of life all around us which seems to be easily overlooked by us. His concept of peace built from within is astonishing as you read page after page finding peace in your mind. He extracts wisdom from his journey of life presented to him through words and images. These experiences are now accessible for your meditations and to serve as a guide for you to respond with renewed faith in self. His desire is to spark a fresh optimism for facing a new day, a new week, a new month and a new year. His words will show you how to trust in your promises to yourself. The Book of Inspiration A Mind At Peace.

My Sister Tiaunna: A Spy thriller unmatched by any other
ISBN: 1530285011

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2016

PREFACE My Sister Tiaunna was created by renowned American author, Don S. McClure. The story centers around the lives of three sisters and one courageous daughter who is willing to fight for the very life of each. The sisters are identical triplets, which makes this tale of intrigue so unusual because this situation occurs only once in every 500,000 births. Those same odds makes this tale of adventure more than the human imagination can accept as fiction, making each page feel real. The event opens when the middle sister, Tiara, has the misfortune of being misidentified as Trajan, the top espionage operative for the U.S. Tiara is captured in the South Hamgyong Province of North Korea while on an assignment to take photos of one of the most beautiful hotels there, at the request of the wife of the President of North Korea. Trajan, who is the youngest sister in this set of identical triplets, is the leading female agent in the world of clandestine affairs, working for the group known as La Nava, who are considered more dangerous than the CIA, MI6, MI5, or the KGB, and capable of getting the results the United States needs in the war against terrorism. Her code name is Malaiensis, which means Black Eagle. The events in the lives of these three sisters, through the eyes of a daughter, will have you wondering about your life, and how far into the world of danger you are willing to venture for a family member of your own. McClure left nothing out of this story when it came to excitement. My Sister Tiaunna will leave you mesmerized up to the last page.

What Price Freedom Yesterday Today Tomorrow
ISBN: 1537304550

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2016

What Price Freedom-Yesterday -Today -Tomorrow “I once wrote that the very foundation of thought inside of a man is the word “freedom.” A book filled with amazing details concerning the issues of Diversity in America and the various Black History icons who gave much to the world. All based on the word “Freedom.” A book filled with amazing details concerning the issues of Diversity in America and the various Black History icons who gave much to the world. All based on the word “Freedom.” It is the one feeling given to man by God that drives him to seek individualism, to understand that he and he alone can control his destiny. He will search to separate the difference between moral freedom and freedom of choice. His guidance of moral freedom will be directed by his understanding that God created all men equal, no matter the issues of race, creed, or color. The freedom to build a good life is based on the ideals of what a man dreams,develops through hard work, and never takes for granted. God gave him a mind to create incredible achievements that will undoubtedly continue to transform his life. His belief that freedom is his God-given right to life means that he will not forsake that one thought, that one feeling, that one desire to always remain an individual who was born free. He will fight for his value and understanding of the word "freedom" when facing the unwelcome idea that his life could be taken by those refusing to believe that he has a God-given right to be free in this world. Renowned American Author Don S. McClure©

Beyond Dreams 9 On The Field
ISBN: 1544219954

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2017

Preface: Renowned American Author Don S. McClure created this incredible story of two talented young ladies who, because of their separate life challenges since birth, fight their way to the top of their field while growing up to make their dreams a reality. One girl will bring total victory for those like her. She is living with an impairment that costs her 90% of sight. Her name is Sierra Leone Winston, and she will force the world to understand and respect her as a whole human being who just happens to be different from birth. She will become one of the best female pitchers in the high school public baseball series. Our story includes the courageous views of Sierra's two loving parents who are willing to face the world and all its ugly perceptions of their child, who was born with an affliction, or disease, of her eyes through no fault of either parent. She was the child that God blessed them with to care for, guide through life, and shield from the unacceptance of those who saw her as a child with a handicap. Many felt she would not be able to cope in society or compete with those who were considered normal children in the educational system or in life itself. Amaryllis Martinez is the second young female pitcher who is determined to change the way girls are viewed based on their countries of origin. Her desire to become the best in this field could bring substantial changes to education and sports in her country of Cuba and could improve the value of young women in baseball worldwide. She has made one of her dreams a reality becoming ranked as one of the best in baseball in the Catholic League Division. Amaryllis is one of the top five ranked pitchers in high school history. In this unique story, you will learn the value of true friendship in each of their lives, from their parents to their communities, schools, close friends, and teammates.

I Love Being A Butterfly A New World of Adventure
ISBN: 1986569977

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2018

Renowned American Author, Don S. McClure, believes that through the art of storytelling, many individuals facing issues in life can find the courage and strength to continue the fight. To make their place in the world as they see it, more significant, through faith. This unique story, I Love Being A Butterfly, A New World of Adventure is based on the fact that once, a new friendship begins. No matter what happens in the days that follow, there will be an everlasting bond that will not be broken when that friendship is sincere. The story brings to life the desire of one friend who has the hope to live forever in some form and only has 115 days to live. The other friend is a young woman, who starts her day like any other, with joy in her life, but is faced with the reckless driving behavior of another individual. Placing her in a life-threatening accident, as he runs a stop sign. More precisely, it is the story of one human being who needs to find her courage to rebuild her life, to believe that all is not lost. Restoring the young woman's faith will not be easy during this adventure, or shall I say, the quest for eternal life and purpose. The story contains the themes of danger, hope, and personal loss combined with the understanding of true love. These three butterflies that are different become best friends and work together as one group. One is a blue morpho, the other a royal monarch, and the third is a beautiful black butterfly. The butterflies create bonds of respect and love for each other as they help Rita find the healing waters of the Sierra Mountains during their adventure. "I Love Being A Butterfly – A New World of Adventure" shares the belief that everyone's life is exceptional and has a great purpose.


To Have A Friend

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    I am available for speaking engagements On a local and national level at $2,000.00 per day plus travel. Contact myself, Don S. McClure, at 347-570-5159 or or Sharon Banks in Dallas, Texas at 972-613-8266.