Mike McPhail is a member of Military Writers Society of America (MWSA), and the winner of the 2007 Dream Realm Award for Best Anthology (and finalist for Best Cover Art), as editor and cover artist for the Military Science Fiction anthology Breach the Hull (book I in the Defending the Future trilogy) produced by Marietta Publishing, as well as book II in the series So It Begins.
He is also the creator of the Alliance Archives (All'Arc) series and its related Martial Role-Playing Game (MRPG); a manual-based, military science fiction RPG that realistically portrays the consequences of warfare.
Born into a military / engineering family, his lifelong dream was to join NASA and become a mission specialist; to that end, he attended the Academy of Aeronautics in New York, as well as enlisting in the Air National Guard. While working towards his goal, a sudden illness brought a halt to these dreams.
After recovering, he came to grips with his new reality; so he chose to put his hard-earned technical skills and imagination to use as a freelance artist, writer/editor and game designer.