Doug McKim has been a custodian, a prep cook, a mentor and tutor for at-risk youth, a contractor for the United States Forest Service, a caregiver for the elderly and the disabled, and a gravedigger. In 2003, he wrote, edited, and published a monthly newsletter known as Gregory, a periodical involving economic and community development in rural eastern Oregon. He has volunteered as a board member for various non profit organizations, where he was active in promotions, public relations, fund raising, and grant writing.
In 2010, at the age of forty-eight, Doug completed work on his first novel, Are You Man Enough This was followed by Just Plain Old Jeremy in 2012, and One Day In the Life of Marty McKenna in 2013.
Doug has recently started work on a fourth book, titled That Our Flag Was Still There. Presently, he is a Home Care Worker for private-pay, and for the State of Oregon.
SAME OLD STORY PRODUCTIONS is a small independent publisher, with headquarters in La Grande. Oregon and Halfway, Oregon. It publishes a wide range of paperbacks and e-books for science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns, war, history, young adult, and gay/lesbian fiction.
SAME OLD STORY PRODUCTIONS also designs websites and graphic design for small businesses, charity organizations, and non profits. They remain active in exhibiting, displaying, and promoting works from other artists and craftsmen.
Recently, Same Old Story Productions published a science fiction-war story titled Vagabonds, written by fifteen-year-old Robert Robby Midgett of Mount Juliet, Tennessee. They expect to publish three-to-five books in 2014.