David M. Quinn


David M. Quinn was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1945 and grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. He studied political science at Wheeling Jesuit University (B.A.) and Fordham University (M.A.). In 1999, after thirty years in the telecommunications industry, David made the decision to leave the corporate world. Following his passion for genealogy led him to uncover remarkable stories within his family history. First was that of his great, great uncle Michael Quinn, as told in the historical novel, It May Be Forever: An Irish Rebel on the American Frontier.

Later, drawing upon his maternal ancestry, David gave us the remarkable story of Captain George W. Dow, who is the narrator of the true story, Leviathan's Master - The Wreck of The World's Largest Sailing Ship.

Steel Shamrocks recounts the story of his wife's ancestors, the McKennas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David and his wife Betsy reside in Frederick, Maryland. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

 About the author David M. Quinn

Looking back upon the lives of our ancestors can be most revealing — about them and us. We see success and failure, challenge and opportunity, love and love lost. My fact-based tales are drawn from the adventures of family ancestors — in frontier days in the Old West, on a doomed sailing ship in angry seas, or in the burgeoning, industrial cauldron of 19th century Pittsburgh. By fictionalizing (a bit), I show you the thoughts, the emotions, and the dialogue of characters emblematic of those who built America. Come and enjoy!

~ David Quinn, Author

" Master storyteller David Quinn erases time ... To transport the reader is the writer's job. Quinn does just that ... " Mary Sojourner - Novelist of the Southwest

David Quinn is an American author writing historical fiction. His fact-based tales are drawn from the true-life adventures of ancestors discovered through his hobby of genealogy. Whether in the Irish immigrant experience, frontier days in the Old West or in a dramatic sea story, Quinn adds a personal connection to the historical record by giving his characters thoughts, emotions and dialogue.

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