T.D. McKinnon Joins Indies Unlimited

Author T.D. McKinnon

We are pleased to announce that T.D. McKinnon has joined Indies Unlimited as a contributing author.

T.D. joined the British Parachute Regiment when he was just fifteen years old. After spending five years in the British army he worked at a number of occupations including high risk security: event and venue security, close personal protection, cash and gem escort and armed, rapid response for a national bank group. His close personal protection company was responsible for the safety of a member of the Spanish royal family in the late 80’s and was also part of the anti terrorist security team for President George Bush senior’s visit to Australia in 1992.

He trained in the martial arts for most of his life and achieved mastery in several forms he represented at national level, both in Scotland and Australia. He now lives in Tasmania with his wife, professional actor, singer, dancer and editor Zoë Lake. You know, except for all the particulars, this reminds me of my own life.

Hmmm… it feels like I’m leaving something out. Oh right—he’s also a prolific author in the genres of action/thriller, speculative fiction, memoir and historical fiction. Please welcome T.D. McKinnon to Indies Unlimited.

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22 thoughts on “T.D. McKinnon Joins Indies Unlimited”

  1. Welcome, TD! It's great to have you aboard. Your martial arts background sounds fascinating. Perhaps I can convince you to beat me up sometime? It's all for research, you know.

    1. Thank you for the welcome, KS, I don't know about the beating you up, sounds a bit kinky to me, but anything for a friend. I do teach a special brand of ladies self defence though and I released an instructional video, a very long time ago, called 'Down and Dirty for women only’. I currently teach a modified version of it to high school girls.

  2. There are a number of security threats and potential breaches in this facility (I'm thinking Mader, mainly), so you'll have your work cut out for you, TD. But welcome aboard all the same!

    1. Thank you for the welcome, David. My wife, Zoë, and I really enjoy your humour and I’m looking forward to my association with you and the rest of the Indies gang. No favourites though, I’ll still be keeping my eye on you!

      1. I appreciate anyone with umlauts in their name and who can not only enjoy but spell humour with that all-important "u". Wait, how about this: humoür.

  3. Welcome, TD, great to have you aboard. I knew it wouldn't be long before the Evil Mastermind got us a proper enforcer – would you like my gruel?


    1. Thank you for the welcome, Chris. Lets face it, it had to come, you guys are obviously out of control. Thank god… I thought I’d never find somewhere I’d fit in!

  4. Greetings! And welcome fellow vet. I did my time in the USAF, and was stationed at RAF Lakenheath for 6 years. Miss the UK, and would love to travel to Down Under and see the marvels.


    Kathy (K. Rowe)

    1. Thank you for the warm welcome, Kathy. The forces are a funny experience: ‘the best of times, the worst of times’ is a phrase that comes to mind; happy to have done it but happier when it ended. Been there, done that, never do it again, sort of thing. However it did put steel in my spine that never quite goes away.

      By the way, Australia is definitely worth a visit.

    1. Thank you so much for the welcome, Jim. The abundance of experience, skill, humour and, something here in Australia we call, ‘mateship’ that I can see in Indies Unlimited is heart warming. I look forward to a long and value filled association. Oh… and be afraid, Jim, be very afraid!

    1. Thank you JD, I feel very honoured to be accepted into such ostentatious company. I have never visited the US but my wife, Zoë, toured with a jazz band in the 90s and still raves about the country. She has close friends in LA and I have relatives in Canada, so we are hoping to have an extended visit to the Americas at some point in the not too distant future. It would be nice to meet you all face to face one day. Pens at opposite ends of the table JD?

  5. I'd just like to say hi to everyone and thank you for the wonderful welcome and I look forward to a long and value filled association. I apologise for the delayed reaction, but I’ve been having computer problems for a couple of weeks now, sometimes worse than others (as in won’t f****** work at all), and still hoping to take delivery of a new computer this week. Then of course there’s the joy of loading all the necessary bits and pieces (thank god for Zoë), but hopefully everything will be tickity boo soon. Thanks again guys!

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