Pete McKenna, left, with author friend Ian Snowball, right
McKenna is a Blackpool born writer living between Spain and the UK. His published books include Nightshift, the first book on the 70’s northern soul scene in and around Wigan Casino Soul Club. A fictional crime novel Who the Hell’s Frank Wilson?. Co-writer of Made in Britain which is a history of UK street cultures from the 60’s to today. Maradona Good ; Pele Better ; George Best – a personal tribute to George Best and his latest, Tinseltown – A childhood memoir of growing up in the 60’S and 70’S in London and Blackpool. Current projects are Jerusalem – a semi fictional insight into the slashed and torn social and moral fabric of contemporary Britain seen through the eyes and mind of the main protagonist Johnny Hodges, an ageing skinhead who after release from prison quickly discovers that Britain is no country for old men prompting him to embark on a final apocalyptic mission of revenge. Holocaust Past Present – a factual comparison of the sixty seven year old Jewish persecution of the Palestinians and the Nazi persecution of the Jews in world war two. Beyond the Firm – the hard-hitting humorous harrowing autobiography of George Dorling who went from being a 1980’s casual soccer hooligan and petty criminal to an elite Parachute Regiment soldier serving time in the Paras own Special Forces unit The Pathfinders. Autumn Leaves– a dark stylish fictional crime novel set in the 60’s about an old tarnished haunted jazz tenor saxophone and the mysterious disappearance of the young man who owned it. Dead Mans Journal – a fictional novel in diary form of the final year of a former Mod diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who goes on a final journey determined to sample as much of life as possible before he dies. A Summer in Provence – a factually based fictional story of the unfolding events when a stranger with a dark past settles in the hills above Menton hoping for a quiet life but for some men their past is inescapable. The Arkitekt – a factually based fictional narrative of the life of Kurt Hoffmann beginning in post-world war one Germany to the edge of the abyss at the end of the Second World War. Obeying Orders– a study of the personal profiles of some of the worst Nazi war criminals during the Second World War.