Hello and welcome! I’m McKenna Dean, jack of many trades, who finally realized they were all prep to be a writer.

I’ve been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a biologist, a teacher, and a dog trainer. I’ve also been a writer for many years under different names. Now I want to try my hand at something completely new. 

I like putting my characters in hot water to find out how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.

There are two primary series underway: The first is the Bishop and Knight series, which is set in the 1950s and deals with the rise of paranormal beings after the advent of WW2. Henrietta (‘Rhett’) Bishop and Peter Knight are charged with tracking down and cataloging the influx of alien beings and their technology on Earth. In between cocktails with the neighbors and hunting down the next paranormal threat, Rhett and Peter are the perfect investigative–and romantic– pair.



Under the pen name M.K. Dean you can find the award-winning Ginny Reese Mysteries, featuring a house-call veterinarian and her lovable German Shepherd, Remington, as they stumble upon murders in the small Southern town of Greenbrier. With a cast of quirky characters, lots of furry sidekicks, and the return of Ginny’s high school boyfriend as the new sheriff, this series is the perfect cozy mystery read.