Douglas Kaine McKelvey
From the author, with permission

Douglas Kaine McKelvey

1966 -

The remote descendant of Scottish horse-thieving ancestors, Douglas Kaine McKelvey has already bested the dubious achievements of his predecessors by authoring seven published books and penning lyrics for more than 300 songs recorded by a variety of artists including Kenny Rogers, Switchfoot, and Jason Gray. Additionally, he is known by many as an authority on cassowaries.

Douglas is currently completing the manuscript for a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel, and writing a second collection of liturgies. In his spare time he is pursuing an honorary doctorate.

McKelvey was born in New Hampshire and raised in East Texas, but now dwells in the long shadows somewhere south of Nashville with his Norwegianish wife where they are frequently visited by their three half-Norwegianish daughters and two sons-in law.

He also has a small, fearless dog that believes it can fly.

Contributed by Laure Hittle 

In the Author's Own Words

They’re about helping us see things with the lustre recovered. Because that’s the true nature of nature and of all creation. It shines from within with a bright, luminous glow, with a deep “magic.” When we are children, we see it. We see it with aching clarity.

And then our vision goes flat, fuzzy, out-of-focus. We grow bored, tired, wounded, cynical. We lose the ability to see the wonder for what it is. We gravitate instead to the novel, the flashy, the garish, consuming all that we can, addict-like, in a long, misguided attempt to reclaim those lost wonders by sheer excess and volume. By the age of 12 most of us have forgotten that an earlier sense of Eden ever existed in our lives. It takes something like a fairy tale, or a consecration, to pull our vision back into true focus. To lift an element out of the commonality of our banal slog, and to show us again that this singular thing is fraught with wonder. And if this thing is so fraught, then is not everything? Have you forgotten? we are asked. Look again!

From the article Remembering What We Mean