Originally from Saline, Michael MacBride now calls Minnesota home but continues to write books set in and around Ann Arbor. Michael received his PhD in 19th century American and 18th century British Literature, and taught for a while, but has also held a number of odd jobs. He has delivered newspapers, worked for UPS, delivered pizzas, done collections at a bank, was a roadie for a country band, was a grant-writer and founder-researcher for non-profits, taught English, Literature, and Humanities courses at universities and colleges in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Illinois, and held a few other jobs in between. Regardless of what he was doing and when, the two consistent things in his life have been: writing and his intense curiosity. Michael has written academic books about pedagogy and cultural studies, non-fiction about LGBTIA+ history, contemporary "book club" fiction, speculative/science fiction, and a series of mid-grade interactive detective books.