Biography

M.K. Gilroy

Mark Gilroy has had a long, varied and successful career in publishing, from his first paid creative assignment as a newspaper sports writer while in college, to serving as head of gift, specialty and backlist publishing for Thomas Nelson, the world’s largest Christian publisher. Throughout his journey in the world of books he has worked with leading authors such as Max Lucado, Sarah Young, John Maxwell, Darlene Zschech, H. Jackson Brown, Donald Miller, Billy Graham, Newt Gingrich, Beth Moore, George Foreman and many others.

Mark has had a leadership role in numerous publishing phenomena, including God’s Little Devotional Book and Jesus Calling --- two series that each sold more than 10 million copies and touched countless lives.

Mark won’t claim he has done it all in the world of publishing, but he has packed boxes, edited manuscripts, made sales calls, created marketing plans, directed design and illustration, started companies, consulted, agented the works of others, and written advertising and catalog copy. He’s authored, compiled and ghost written books that have landed on an array of bestsellers lists and sold millions of copies. His first ghost writing project, THE WAL-MART WAY, was done for Don Soderquist, Sam Walton’s longtime right-hand man.

In early 2012 he put on a new hat as a fiction author. His debut novel, CUTS LIKE A KNIFE, was released in April 2012 and was met with rave reviews from USA Today, Fresh Fiction, Publishers Weekly and other leading national reviewers. His second novel, EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, second in the Kristen Conner Mystery Series, released in Fall 2012 to similar acclaim. Kristen Conner returns in COLD AS ICE, which releases in Fall 2014.

Gilroy has extensive writing credits. He scripted and served as creative consultant for a two-hour training video that was honored with the Award of Excellence by the International Television Association. He has compiled and written close to 50 books and penned hundreds articles and curriculum pieces for a variety of periodicals and publishers.

Gilroy is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A.) with a double major in Biblical Literature and Speech Communications. / Journalism. He also holds two graduate degrees, the M.B.A. from Baker University (4.0), and the M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary (magna cum laude).

Gilroy and his wife Amy reside in Brentwood, Tennessee. Their six children are Lindsey, Merrick, Ashley, Caroline, Bo, and Zachary --- the youngest has now headed off for college, so he and Amy are officially empty nesters. The Gilroys attend Brentwood Baptist Church. Mark served as president of the Track and Field Booster Club at Ravenwood High School for four years and is involved in numerous community projects.

M.K. Gilroy

Books by M.K. Gilroy

by M.K. Gilroy - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

A couple in their late 60s faces the prospects of a first ever Christmas with no kids or grandkids in the house... An emergency room nurse handles every crisis at work with calm, but inside her emotions are roiling because she can't get hold of her husband or her youngest son... Over the past two years he has lost his job, his house, his wife, and it feels like his kids are slipping away... Her first baby is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks, but with her husband still on duty in Afghanistan, she's never felt so alone in all her life... Four individuals and families are trying so hard to grab hold of the spirit of Christmas that they can't see they are about to run headlong into each other. Just before midnight.

by M.K. Gilroy - Literary Fiction, Mystery, Religion

Chicago has a new resident---a cold-blooded serial killer. But he's met his match in detective Kristen Conner. She's a good cop, loves her mom, and coaches her niece's soccer team. But she's tough---and determined not to let this menace get away with murder again. Can she catch him
before he strikes those closest to her?