I’ll break habit here and write in the first person, since you can read my ‘Mark McNease has been writing since childhood’ bio in several other places. But it’s true: I first put pen to paper telling stories about a large stuffed toy dog I had coming to life. I could not have been more than eight years old.

I’m the author of the Kyle Callahan Mysteries, two of which have been best sellers on Kindle. Four of the mysteries are now available as audiobooks on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. The first Detective Linda mystery, ‘Last Room at the Cliff’s Edge’, was published in September, 2016. Linda and Kyle are best friends and partners in crime solving throughout the Kyle Callahan series and it was time for her to strike out on her own.

My short story ‘Stop the Car’ was selected as a Kindle Single and is now an audiobook narrated by the amazing Braden Wright. It was also selected for Amazon’s Prime Reader library – twice! I was the co-editor and publisher of ‘Outer Voices Inner Lives’, an anthology of LGBT writers over age 50 and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in 2015.

I’ve had six plays produced, with the last, Till Morning Comes, premiered at New Jersey Repertory Co. He is an Emmy winner for Outstanding Children’s Program for ‘Into the Outdoors’, a television show he co-created and wrote for two years that is now in its 15th year.

In 2006 I met my partner and husband Frank Murray, and we were married on August 22, 2013. As of 2017 we in a house in the New Jersey woods with two old cats, a mile from the Delaware River, with an apartment in Manhattan.

Thanks to anyone and everyone who’s stopped by this site. Best to one and all – Mark McNease

Contact: mark @ markmcnease.com

Awards and Such

Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program
Into the Outdoors
Co-Creator, Writer, Producer


Lambda Literary Award Finalist 2015
Outer Voices Inner Lives
Co-Editor, Publisher

KINDLE REVISED Final Outer Voices New

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

Independent Book Publishers Association
Out Professionals
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Contact: mark @ markmcnease.com