Daniel McInerney is an author of fiction for adults and children, an associate professor of philosophy at Christendom College, and the author of ‘The Good Death of Kate Montclair.’ His fantasy series for children is called the ‘Kingdom of Patria,’ and it follows the story of refugees from the Trojan War who land in the new world 3000 years ago and are kept a secret by the US government.
Our conversation starts with Patria, a hidden kingdom in Northern Indiana that was discovered by Thomas Jefferson, and a series that follows an 11 year old boy named Oliver Stu as he discovers the kingdom and the hijinks that ensue. We chat about Daniel’s latest novel, ‘The Good Death of Kate Montclair.’ The book is about a woman, Kate, in late middle age who is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and sees the next 14 months of suffering as an intolerable prospect. The book is inspired by ‘Brideshead Revisited,’ and about a group of people dealing with death and the question of belief. It also delves into the personal and moral struggle around euthanasia.
Daniel believes faith-inspired fiction is the master category of storytelling and how he is proud to be one of the authors at Chrism Press, a publisher dedicated to better Christian fiction.
ABOUT DANIEL MCINERNY
Daniel McInerny is a native of South Bend, Indiana; a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BA English) and The Catholic University of America (MA and PhD Philosophy); and an associate professor of philosophy at Christendom College, where he teaches courses on the Philosophy of Art and Beauty and Ethics and Imagination, among other topics. Daniel is a fiction author, dramatist, and screenwriter. His humorous Kingdom of Patria series for middle grade readers can be found on Amazon. Daniel and his wife Amy have three adult children and one preternaturally adorable grandchild, and they live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He imagines a renaissance in popular entertainment fueled by wonder, philosophy, and the quest for the good life at his Substack, The Comic Muse.
Patria Series: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B001JS87CK/allbooks
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