M. P. McBride was raised in the small Southern California desert town of Blythe, California. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at Cal Poly University, he attended the same institution as a graduate student, earning his teaching credential. After teaching elementary school for three years, he joined the California Department of Fish and Game as a game warden. Thirty years later, he retired as a Law Enforcement Division deputy chief. Mike was also a member of the Arizona Army National Guard and then the United States Army Reserve before being honorably discharged at the rank of major.
He is married to Marian, his wife of forty-three years, and they have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and three granddaughters.
His first novel, A Serpent’s Pursuit, will be published by FQP next year.