Brett McBean was born and raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. He started playing the drums at age ten and after high school, studied music at Box Hill College, one of Victoria's most renowned music schools, where he earned an Advanced Diploma. Shortly after completing the music degree, he turned his attention towards writing.
McBean's books have been published in Australia, the US, and Germany, and he has been nominated for the Aurealis, Ditmar, and Ned Kelly awards. He has been a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA), where he has been a member of the judging panel for the Australian Shadow Award (2008), the AHWA Flash & Short Story Competition (2010) and a mentor in their mentor program.
The Mother2006single work novel horror thriller crime
'Hitchhiking along the Hume Highway, a woman hunts for her daughter's killer. Driven by guilt and the desire for revenge, the mother is set on a path of self-destruction. As the search becomes an obsession, the lonely highway begins to transform her...'