Two of Kevin's favourite published stories came in the form of: a 2014 Vancouver Sun story on the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of his favourite movie, Field of Dreams; and a November 1998 Vancouver Magazine story on a man whose true identity as an ideological leader of the 1960s domestic terrorist group The Weatherman and/or The Weather Underground, was only revealed after he passed away in Vancouver.
Kevin is also honoured to have been mentioned in the 2016 obituary of author W.P. Kinsella.
W.P. "Bill" Kinsella was the author of 27 novels, short story collections, and books of poetry, according to this Vancouver Sun obituary by John Mackie and Tracy Sherlock.
Kinsella wrote the short story Shoeless Joe Comes to Iowa, which became the novel Shoeless Joe; which, in turn, was adapted into the timeless movie Field of Dreams.
Kevin Gillies is mentioned in this Kinsella obituary:
"It was a short story and it was published in an anthology," Kinsella told Kevin Gillies of The Vancouver Sun in 2014.
"The anthology was reviewed in Publishers Weekly and an editor in Boston saw the review. (He) wrote to me and said if it was a novel he wanted to see it, and if it wasn't it should be."
The quote was taken from Kevin's 2014 story about the author and the novel's adaptation into the movie, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary of theatrical release.
It was an incredible honour for Kevin to have his name mentioned in Kinsella's obituary; an author whom Kevin deeply respected.