Gordon MacKinney's first novel, Follow Me Down, was published in 2017 and won the Literary Titan Gold Award. His second novel, Tell Anyone You Want That I Was Here, was published in 2022.

Gordon lives and writes in the foothills of Northern Colorado. He was a columnist for The Coloradoan for more than a decade and has written guest columns for The Denver Post. He has co-owned a successful marketing communications agency, Lightsource Creative Communications, Inc., for more than 20 years.

He and his wife, Dr. Kristy Dowers, have five children and one big brown dog — Tulio.