Born on November 30, 1949, in Zurich, Switzerland; where she lives with her husband Alan Bruce Thompson.
After commercial education and more than forty years of working as an assistant in various branches, she began to write short stories in English, which she publishes regularly online on the site www.storystar.com.
The Cuban author Manuel Olivera Gómez regularly translates her short stories into Spanish. The first selection of her stories in Spanish appeared in December 2016 with the title 'A medianoche en Adra'. This collection in English with the title 'At midnight in Adra' appeared in July 2018.
A new volume of her short stories is planned for 2021.
In October 2015 appeared her first novel 'Nieves perpetuas en Almería'. She wrote the first version in Spanish, which was revised in collaboration with the Cuban author Manuel Olivera Gómez.
'Snowfields in Almeria' is the English version of that work (April 2017); Alan Bruce Thompson revised her own translation into English.
Her next novel - this time in German (action in Zurich, Switzerland), is planned for autumn 2020.
'Sophie in the valley wind' is her first children's book (December 2017). The Spanish version of that work appeared in January 2018 with the title 'Sofía en el viento del valle'. The French version 'Sophie dans le vent de la vallée' followed in April 2019, the German version 'Sofie im Talwind' in August 2019. A version in Mandarin is already finished (publication planned for 2020).
Her second children's book 'Sofía en el viento andaluz' appeared in November 2018 (version in English planned for August/September 2020).
In June 2020 appeared a bilingual booklet in Mandarin/Spanish with the titel '劳拉和披萨送货员 Laura y el mensajero de pizza'. A version in Mandarin/English is planned for August 2020.
>> All her books are published by Editorial Circulo Rojo and available from www.amazon.com, also Kindle version, and some also from Kobo !
She is a passionate traveler, dedicated to culture and art of the world. In addition, she likes music and daydreaming. With her husband she lives several months per year in a picturesque hamlet on the South Coast of Andalusia, Spain, where both work on their respective projects.
Dill McLain is a member of:
-- RWA Romance Writers of America
-- SCBWI Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustraters
-- Zurich Writers Association (ZSV Zürcher Schriftsteller- und Schriftstellerinnen-Verband)