Michael McBride is the author of more than twenty novels and novellas. His short fiction has been featured in Cemetery Dance, Dark Wisdom, Dark Discoveries, and various anthologies. He lives in Westminster, Colorado with his wife and children.

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  1. joachim dietz

    hi michael,
    just finished my review of “the coyote” on amazon’s german site amazon.de (the first review, by the way). should be online soon. five stars for a great book, which i highly recommended to readers in germany.
    thank you for another well written nd thrilling story. keep up the good work!

      1. How come we cannot purchase Forsaken on Kindle in Australia??? Been waiting for this for AGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Loved Coyoto. Would like to have a paper copy of the book, but cant get a copy unless join a book club which I dont want to do. Hope in future we can get a paper copy without joining a book club. Collect all your work!

  3. Hi Michael,
    I have been a Dean Koontz, Steven King fan for years but the first book of yours I read (Burial Ground)had me hooked! I can’t seem to read anyone else. Absolutely love your writing. You really know how to get into ones head.
    We have only lived in Colorado for four years but it’s nice to read about locals we have discovered ourselves. You automatically know and can picture where the story is unfolding. Thanks again for a great job!!

    Arvada, Co.

    1. Thanks, Kent! You absolutely made my day! I’m thrilled you’ve been enjoying my work. Hopefully I won’t let you down! (And…wow…we couldn’t possibly live any closer, could we?)

      1. Thanks for your reply Michael. I just finished Blood Wish and Immune3, two really good short stories. I’m just now starting Innocents Lost and have purchased The Event and Remains. Keep em coming.
        If you see a little candy red 64 Corvette convertible( with hardtop) cruising around Westminster please pull me over. We do some car shows over that way in the summer.


    2. Kent, I couldn’t agree more! I just read my first novel by Mr. McBride (Subhuman) and to say I was blown away is an understatement! I’m very impressed on how he combines real science within the story. I’m in Colorado Springs, CO so it’s great to hear about a local writer doing good.

      Like you, I’m a King and Koontz fan, but science was always missing from their books.
      Mr. McBride makes his characters interesting and I found myself caring about them. Finding such an author that successfully combines science with a great story plot that gives one the shivers is a gift of such importance to me.

      Let’s just hope his fictional theory on was the “grays” are is just fiction!!! Yikes!

      1. Hey kitherc! Thanks for dropping a line, and for the kind words. You totally made my day. And thanks for trying Subhuman; I hope you get a chance to read the sequel.

        I actually grew up on the north side of Colorado Springs. (Granted, that was a while ago, but I still get back there from time to time.) Beautiful area.

      2. Dear Mr. Mcbride,
        Indeed I’m currently reading Forsaken and am greatly enjoying it. I also contacted my local library and requested they carry more of your books. I pointed out you were a local author and should be supported as such. My response from them was excellent, and they said they would try to get more of your books in.
        Thank you for your amazing stories!
        With Respect,
        Kate Charon

      3. Awesome! Thank you so much, Kate! (I have vivid memories of doing storytime at the downtown branch as a kid.) I hope you enjoy the rest of FORSAKEN! πŸ™‚

  4. You are officially my favorite DarkFuse author. I just read Ancient Enemy and it was awesome. πŸ™‚

      1. It’s nice to meet you as well. I hope your birthday was a good one. πŸ™‚ By the way, I’m “Andreya” on the DF site.

  5. I figured that was you. Glad to see you making yourself at home there. It’s a good place to hang out (although I’m largely a lurker anymore).

    Good to hear you enjoyed AE. Hope you like the rest! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Mike! I spend way more time on Shelfari but I like DF and the people on it.

      I’m halfway through F9 and it’s awesome as well. Eventually I will make my way through all of your books, it just might take some time as there are a lot of them. Please note that I’m not complaining. Not at all. πŸ™‚

  6. Michael, how do I get a signed book by you? You are hands down one of my fave authors and I want a signature before you hit th big time! What is in that brain? I love it!

  7. Hi Michael, I’m a long time fan, and I’m wondering when the third installment of the God’s End Trilogy will be available for Kindle. i just blew through the first two books in the last 5 days, and now I am absoltely commited to the next book. Imagine my scream of horror when I frantically searched page after page on amazon and couldn’t find it.



  8. Hey Dude, Just re reading Godsend Trilogy and I found that you don’t like to use the word lay, instead you use lie, which is a little off putting ( specially when your ingrossed in the story) also when Pheonix finally meets Missy in person, her hair is blond all of a sudden. Was this deliberate? I am a huge fan of Godsend, what would you recomend of yours to read next. Regards…. Wayne.

    1. Hi Wayne. That’s an old, poorly edited version of an old set of books you have there. I’ve took my lumps long ago and moved on. I hope you like my newer stuff, like CONDEMNED, which is free on Amazon today. It ought to read better for you. Take care!

  9. I was born, raised and had my three kids in Detroit. I now live in Arkansas but I was curious as to if you lived in Detroit at all. I just started your book and you’ve done a good job describing the areas so far.

    1. I haven’t personally lived there, but my sister did for several years while she was in med school. I like to think I’ve done the area justice. It’s a beautiful city with an amazing past and well on its way to recapturing its former glory.

      I hope you enjoy the rest on CONDEMNED, which is more of a metaphor than an indictment of the city.

  10. Couldn’t find a contact email for you, so I hope you won’t mind me contacting you here. First, congratulations on your Kindle Scout win. I’m the one who is tasked with inviting other KS winners to our private Facebook group where we exchange info concerning our experience with Kindle Press and support each other in our promotion efforts. If you’re interested in joining us, please accept my friend request on Facebook.

  11. Hi, Michael. I saw your books while perusing Amazon a year or two ago, but didn’t start reading them because, frankly, there were a lot and I didn’t know where to start. But when I saw the recent release of SUBTERRESTRIAL (which sounded good), I thought I’d give your stuff a chance. I’m about a quarter through BURIAL GROUND and… I’m loving it! However, I’d still like to know: Is there a preferred reading order to your books? Do they all take place in the same “universe”? Are there certain books with recurring characters that should be read as a set(s)? I’m trying to formulate what to read after BG, which is generally the type of genre I’m attracted to. What do you recommend? Thanks for your time!

    1. Hi, Shannon! Thanks for dropping a line. There’s really no order to any of my work. I do hop around genres, though. FEARFUL SYMMETRY, SUBTERRESTRIAL, PREDATORY INSTINCT, and BURIAL GROUND are fairly similar. The SNOWBLIND books are, as well, but are more suspense than action/adventure. CONDEMNED, THE COYOTE, and INNOCENTS LOST are really dark mysteries. I hope that helps. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy it!

  12. Dear Mr McBride, I’ve really enjoyed your books luvmymama@gmail.com luvmymama@gmail.com luvluvthat I’ve read. I read Snowblind first and was hooked! Each one scares and thrills me. My mother raised us on scary movies and instilled a love of reading in us. With your books, I get to read the story and picture it in my head at the same time. Keep up the scary work. Thank you!

  13. I have learned about your books on Amazon. And I checked King County Library System to see if they have any in their collection (they don’t). I would like to know if any of your books are in print and if so, where can I find them.

    1. Hey, David! King County in Washington? If so, I was just there over the weekend. πŸ˜‰ Most of my work is available in pricey limited-edition format, but there are some paperbacks available through Amazon, Half.com, eBay, etc. I wish I could offer a better answer. Take care!

      1. Yes, King County, WA. I use KCLS because I’d be dead flat broke if I bought the books I read. Amazon wants too much $.

  14. Hi Michael. Have been thoroughly enjoying Predatory Instinct. It is the first of you books I’ve read(still reading) but I can assure you that I will be purchasing more via Kindle very soon. Most excellent story and very well crafted. If the rest of your books are half as good then I’m amazed that you are not up there on the NYT best seller list. Seriously. This is good stuff. Best wishes and keep writing! Thanks.

  15. Subterrestrial….phenomenal. Couldn’t put the book down and I loved how it kept me on my toes. Your writing and imagination reminds me of one of my favorite authors, James Rollins. Bravo, sir, bravo!

  16. Jason Brightwell

    Hey Brother. I wanted to let you know, the day has arrived: you’re my coworker ‘ s favorite author. I was talking about Stephen King, asked if he reads him, and he says, “no, my favorite author is Michael Mcbride.” Congratulations. Want to sign a copy for him? I’ll shoot you some digital cash. Tell the family Merry Christmas

  17. More Snowblind please. Those Sasquatch have a hold on my head i just cant shake. I feel there arent enough bigfoot horror stories.

    1. Right on! Glad you’re enjoying the books. Give me time to catch up some some commitments and I’ll get right on it. There will definitely be a SNOWBLIND III.

  18. I’m wondering if another book in the unit 51 series is in the works and if it might be released soon. Read the first two books in less than 2 days and loved them!

    1. Hey Elyssa! I’m glad you enjoyed the first two books. Rest assured there will be another book. I’m writing it at this very moment. At this point, the manner of publication is outside of my control, but I’ll do my best to keep everyone informed as things develop. πŸ™‚

      1. Awesome, so glad to hear it! Thanks for responding to my comment and I can’t wait to read the next book!

  19. Hi, I really enjoyed your books Subhuman and Forsaken. Was wondering if you have plans on a third Unit 51 novel.
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Joe!

      I’m thrilled you enjoyed the first two books in the series. The third book is called Pestilence, but, unfortunately, it won’t be released until October 2020. Rest assured that all your questions will be answered and the team will experience one hell of a shakeup. πŸ˜‰

  20. Janice L Gordon

    I’m a little more than halfway through Subterrestrial, and enjoy the premise and action. Just a little bothered about Orangutans in Tanzania ( did Indonesia send some of their primates to Africa?), and rattlesnake eggs recalled by Nabahe ( they are one of the few snake species who deliver live offspring).

  21. Hello Michael, I am in the middle of reading ” Subhuman”, and boy! what an entertaining and scientifically enlightening ride so far! Kudos on filling the void so brilliantly that was left behind by the demise of monstrously talented authors like Michael Crichton and his ilk. Really enjoy your style! Quick question though, on page 63 of “Subhuman”, a reference is made to ” inguinal tufts” as regards fingers. I am assuming that would be “ungual tufts”, as inguinal would be the pelvic/groin region, to my understanding? Thanks yet again for sharing your immense talent and panache with your readers!

  22. Also, the method described for DNA analysis is for gel electrophoresis, but mentioned as PCR, and the statement ” amino acids made up certain genes” would be in reverse, ” genes code for certain amino acids”. Again, nothing that takes away from the intensity and atmosphere of the story!

    1. Sorry for the delay in responding. (Long story that makes me sound bad.) I appreciate your insights and vow to keep working so as not to disappoint again! :)Thanks for the kind words, my friend!

  23. Loved your Unit 51 books!! I was branching out from my normal reading genres and I am so glad I did! I both read and listened to this series – fantastic choice of narrators to bring your thrilling story to life with Neil Hellegers! I can’t wait for the next book in October! Great job and thank you for sharing your talent with some very happy readers like me – I’ll be checking out your other works while I wait on Pestilence! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Megan! Great to hear. Thanks for taking a chance on my work. I really appreciate it. I hope the other books don’t disappoint. Feel free to drop a line anytime. πŸ™‚

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