Kelly Mack McCoy traveled the highways most of his adult life gathering a lifetime of material for his books. He chose to pursue a life-long dream of becoming an author after a life-altering event changed the trajectory of his life. He teamed up with author John Floyd Mills, a former writer with the now defunct San Antonio Light Newspaper to write a series of novels about a pastor turned trucker who hits the road after his wife’s death. The two never wrote the novels due to quite different writing styles. John went on to write his second novel alone. Kelly Mack McCoy continued with the pastor turned trucker project on his own, but it took another life-changing event for him to be motivated to see the project through to completion. That event was the Death of John Floyd Mills. The completed project would become the highly acclaimed novel, Rough Way to the High Way.