Swimming In The Light
Ten Novels by Philip McBride
Tales of War, Lovers, Growing Up, A Jury & a Horny Toad Dragon
Honored author at Eugene C. Clark Library Evening With the Authors 2015
Guest author-speaker at Rosenburg Library History Center, Galveston, Texas 2019
Featured author at Lockhart Dicken's at the Library 2016
BIO in 5 Photos
& Some Words
Writer of 'Craft' Novels-Books where no gatekeeper stands between reader and author.
In the 1960's, teenager Philip McBride cut his reading teeth on paperback novels found on the racks at neighborhood convenience stores. Ian Fleming, Robert Heinlein, John D. McDonald, Ray Bradbury, Robert Howard. At age twenty, McBride began his first 'serious' novel writing effort. That sword-and-sorcery tale withered on the vine at twenty single-spaced pages, typed when he should have been reading assigned 'quality' literature for his university classes. In the decades to come, the usual distractions--marriage, jobs, children, bills to pay--kept him away from his typewriter. For too long, his itch to be a novelist lay dormant but not forgotten.
After a career as a teacher, high school principal and school district administrator, McBride resurrected his passion for writing fiction. Nine years and nine novels later, he still starts most days at his keyboard. His current work-in-progress is a tale spun around the first woman juror in a small town in Texas in 1955.