Local Pelham author sells over 100,000 copies
Posted 9:31 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022
By LIZZIE BOWEN | Staff reports
PELHAM– Don Keith is a Pelham-based writer who has sold over 100,000 copies of his best-selling series hunter killer.
Former submarine captain George Wallace served as co-writer on the series which follows the story of a US Navy SEAL team on a mission in South America.
Keith said he and Wallace were very pleased with the reception the book series received.
“We’re thrilled that our books have found a loyal following and that so many people love the stories we tell,” Keith said. “I just feel lucky to be able to tell these stories.” The book was adapted into a big movie starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman and Linda Cardellini.
Keith said he enjoys giving back to the greater Shelby County community.
“I had the honor of doing several writing workshops for the North Shelby County Library and for the Shelby County School Board’s Young Writers,” Keith said.
Keith identifies as a southern writer and is grateful to have reached his Alabama-based audience and expanded to other parts of the country as well.
“I think I write with a southern accent, whether I intend to or not,” Keith said. “Sometimes one of my co-writers will say, ‘Don, it must be a bit of Alabama-ese over there. We don’t say that here. Also, I think storytelling is part of Southern culture.
Keith said being a writer is a dream he always had.
“I wanted to be a writer ever since I realized you could string letters together and make words and string words together and make sentences,” Keith said. “I have always enjoyed telling stories and listening to stories. Especially those that entertain, inspire or affect someone emotionally.
Keith has been writing and telling stories since the early 1990s.
“I took it seriously when I worked for a multimedia software company and was on the road with a laptop. I started writing a novel I had in mind. I wrote three more before I could find a publisher. said Keith.
More information about Don Keith’s books, events and future projects can be found at Donkeith.com