Mary McBride received her Bachelor's Degree from Washington University with a major in Comparative Literature and a minor in psychology. After earning a Master's Degree in education at Saint Louis University, she worked for many years with handicapped adults. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists, Inc. Among some of the highlights in her career are appearances on the USA Today and the Waldenbooks bestseller lists, as well as several nominations for Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice awards. She lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Saint Louis, Missouri, where she reads voraciously, collects vintage Fiestaware and American pottery, and spends way too much time doing genealogy research.