• David Macinnis Gill is the author of the debut novel, Soul Enchilada, from Greenwillow/Harper Collins. His short stories have appeared in several magazines, including The Crescent Review and Writer’s Forum. His critical biography of young adult author Graham Salisbury, Graham Salisbury: Island Boy, was published by Scarecrow Press. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English/creative writing and a doctorate in education, both from the University of Tennessee. He is the Past-President of ALAN (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) and an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His non-fiction, book reviews, essays, and academic work have appeared in a variety of publications, including The English Journal, Teacher-Librarian, and many others.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018-01-01 Writing Across Identity Elements: An Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, William Alexander, and Kekla MagoonThe ALAN Review.  45:74-78. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Writing across identity elements: An interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, William Alexander, and Kekla MagoonThe ALAN Review.  45:74-79. 2017-01-01
    2011-02-01 Interview With David Macinnis Gill, About Soul EnchiladaJournal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.  54:380-382. 2011-02-01
    2010-12-01 The Professor is an AuthorTeacher Librarian.  38:54-56. 2010-12-01
    2009-06-01 From Blogging to TweetingVoice of Youth Advocates.  32:108-110. 2009-06-01
    2008-06-01 A lawyer she was, an author she is: an interview with Cynthia Leitich SmithTeacher Librarian.  35:64-65. 2008-06-01
    2008-04-01 Bookseller, teacher, writer: an interview with Lewis BuzbeeTeacher Librarian.  35:66-67. 2008-04-01
    2008-02-01 Master storyteller: an interview with Rene SaldanaTeacher Librarian.  35:58-59. 2008-02-01
    2007-12-01 The award winner speaks: an interview with Mary Pearson.Teacher Librarian.  35:60-61. 2007-12-01
    2007-10-01 We won the girl: an interview with Debra GarfinkleTeacher Librarian.  35:p58-59. 2007-10-01
    2007-06-01 True talent: an interview with David Lubar.Teacher Librarian.  34:62-63. 2007-06-01
    2000-05-01 Giving Peace a Chance: Gandhi and King in the English ClassroomEnglish Journal.  89:74-77. 2000-05-01
    2000-05-01 Giving Peace a Chance: Gandhi and King in the English Classroom.English Journal.  89:74-78. 2000-05-01
    2000-04-01 Split Up the English Curriculum for Better Writing SkillEducation Digest.  65:61-64. 2000-04-01
    2000-03-01 “Division of Labor: Improving Writing Skills by Changing the High School English Curriculum” (reprint).The High School Magazine.  7:47-49. 2000-03-01
    2000-01-01 A National Survey of the Use of Multicultural Young Adult Literature in University CoursesThe ALAN Review.  27:48-50. 2000-01-01
    2000-01-01 “Teaching Shakespeare in the Middle School.”Tennessee Middle School Journal2000-01-01
    1999-09-01 “To the Lighthouse: The Problem with Full-Steam Ahead Education Reform.”American School Board Journal.  186:45-46. 1999-09-01
    1999-04-01 “Young Adult Literature Web Sites.”Reading Online1999-04-01
    1999-01-01 Young Adult Literature for Young Adult MalesThe ALAN Review.  26:61-63. 1999-01-01
    1998-10-01 “Assessing Forms of Text Using Electronic Portfolios"Virginia English Bulletin1998-10-01
    1998-10-01 “Wired for Sound and Graphics and Text: Electronic Portfolio Assessment in the Language Arts Classroom"FOCUS: Southeastern Ohio Council of English Teachers1998-10-01
    1998-04-01 “ Portfolios and the Tennessee Language Arts Standards.”Tennessee Educator1998-04-01
    1997-10-01 Aidan Chambers: Monk, Writer, CriticThe ALAN Review.  25:11-12. 1997-10-01


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    2017-09-01 Uncanny, a novel.  HarperCollins. 2017-09-01
    2014-04-01 Ironville Inferno.  Kindle Direct Publishing. 2014-04-01
    2014-04-01 Tin City Tinder, a novel.  Kindle Direct Publishing. 2014-04-01
    2013-04-01 Shadow on the Sun, a novel.  Greenwillow Books. 2013-04-01
    2013-02-01 Rising Sun, a novel.  HarperCollins. 2013-02-01
    2013-02-01 Rising Sun, a novella.  HarperCollins. 2013-02-01
    2010-08-01 Black Hole Sun, a novel.  HarperCollins. 2010-08-01
    2009-04-01 Soul Enchilada, a novel.  HarperCollins. 2009-04-01
    2005-10-01 GrahamSalisbury: Island Boy.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2005-10-01


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    2004-01-01 Curriculum of Peace, A: Selected Essays from English Journal.  National Council of Teachers of English.. 2004-01-01
    1999-01-01 “About Shelley Stoehr.” In Writers for Young Adults.  Holiday House. 1999-01-01


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    2020-10-01 "Praise the Lord and Pass the Little Debbies" -- Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town AmericaCandlewick Press. 337. 2020-10-01
    2014-04-01 Boy Mercury - An Antebellum Steampunk Tale: Episode One - The WeldingKindle Direct Publishing. 2014-04-01
    2014-04-01 Broken Circles & Other Stories, A CollectionKindle Direct Publishing. 2014-04-01
    2009-05-01 Soul Enchilada, an audiobookBrilliance Audio. 2009-05-01
    2003-01-01 Your Reading: An Annotated Booklist for Middle School and Junior HighNational Council of Teachers of English.. 2003-01-01
    2000-01-01 Clockwork (reprint). In A Complete Guide to Young Adult Literature: Over 100 Critiques and Synopses from the ALAN ReviewHeinemann. 2000-01-01
    2000-01-01 Review of Jungle Dogs. (reprint) A Complete Guide to Young Adult Literature: Over 100 Critiques and Synopses from the ALAN ReviewHeinemann. 2000-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Young Adult literature, English Education, writing
  • Co-principal Investigator On

    Teaching Overview

  • Young Adult literature, English Education, writing
  • Full Name

  • David Macinnis Gill