Wylie McLallen grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where his family has deep historical roots. At the University of Tennessee, while obtaining a degree in History and English, he studied Fiction and Composition under a distinguished man of Southern Letters, Professor Robert Drake: Dr. Drake was a close friend of author Flannery O’Conner and was able to personally introduce his students to the poet and novelist James Dickey.
Wylie worked as a programmer analyst at Malone & Hyde Inc., a wholesale grocery distributor in Memphis, and later owned a small business services center. He currently resides with his wife, Nickey Bayne, in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they have raised two grown children. He continues to write both history and fiction and is the author of TIGERS BY THE RIVER, a true story about the early years of pro football in America published by Sunbury Press, and, also published by the Sunbury Press, a two-volume history of the early years of Modern Literature, UNBRIDLED DREAMER & A MAN OF MODERN LETTERS: HEMINGWAY AND THE RISE OF MODERN LITERATURE.