Getting personal with Michael McBride

Michael McBride is an absolutely incredible writer. If you are not familiar with his writing you definitely need to read some of his books you will be hooked for life. One of my favorites he has written is Subterrestrial. It has everything you will ever want in a book. I love this book so much that I bought a limited signed edition from Thunderstorm Books out of his Black Voltage collection. The cover is amazing. He loves his family and recently had the awesome advantage of being able to quit his “day job” to be a full-time writer. That folks is living the dream! Congratulations Michael so happy and excited for you!! He is a busy man but always takes time for his fans and has a great sense of humor. If you don’t know him yet please make sure you check out his links listed below. You don’t want to miss having him as a friend or in your kindle. So…. please welcome Michael McBride to Roadie Notes…….



1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?

I’ve been writing for longer than I can remember. I wish I could recall my first story, but for me it’s always been about the next one.

2. How many books have you written?

Oh, jeez. I lost track a long time ago. Maybe 40? Something like that anyway.

3. Anything you won’t write about?

If there’s a story to be told, any topic critical to executing it properly is in play.

4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…

To quote Overkill, I’m “old enough to know better and too young to care.” I’ve been married for my entire adult life and have five amazing kids to show for it. Until recently, I’ve also worked in medical imaging as an x-ray/CT/MRI technologist. Now I’m fortunate to be able to do what I love on a full-time basis.

5. What’s your favorite book you have written?

Always the one I’m working on now. Nothing ever comes out as well as I wish it would, so while I’m writing a story there’s still the hope that this one just might.

6. Who or what inspired you to write?

I’ve always written stories. It’s just in my blood, I guess. I probably never would have considered the possibility of one day doing it professionally had it not been for the professor in my first creative writing class at the University of Colorado, who said: “You’re no John Updike, but you’ve got potential.”

7. What do you like to do for fun?

My youngest boys play hockey on travel teams, which is a huge time commitment, but an important one. We also have season passes to Disneyland and the Colorado Avalanche.

8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?

Move on to the next one. I save the celebrating for when the book sells.

9. Where do you write? Quite or music?

I have an office of sorts in my basement. Just a desk for my laptop and a bookcase for research materials, really. I need absolute silence to compose.

10. Anything you would change about your writing?

My goal is to get better with each and every book I write, so there’s always some facet of my writing I’m actively trying to improve. It’s a never-ending cycle.

11. What is your dream? Famous writer?

My dream is to be able to write for a living, to establish a self-sustaining career that allows me to support my family doing what I love. I’ve never cared about fame, but it would be nice if my work endured.

12. Where do you live?

I live in Westminster, Colorado. As a third-generation Coloradan, I don’t know anything else.

13. Pets?

Three dogs, two green iguanas (one red and one blue), a pair of bearded dragons, a pair of veiled chameleons, and a pair of endangered Honduran spiny-tailed iguanas.

14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love connecting with my readers. I’ve met some od the most amazing people through the course of my work who’ve touched my life as much as I hope I’ve touched theirs.

The first two books in my Unit 51 thriller series, about the discovery of alien life beneath the Antarctic ice cap, will be released by Pinnacle in October, 2017 and May, 2018.


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Just some of Michael McBrides books:

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