Born in Elkhart, Indiana, M. Bryce Ternet has lived in Montana, France, and Washington, DC. He received a degree in Political Science and French from the University of Montana. Ternet spent five years at the U.S. Trade & Development Agency and then attended graduate school at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, receiving a Master's degree in International Environmental Policy. Ternet is a professional environmental planner and lives with his wife on the Monterey Peninsula.
He has three published books: A Basque Story, Diplomatic Weekends in Africa, and Strohm Alley. He is currently writing a new novel, titled Rock Creek while he awaits publication of The Yellow House on Maloney Drive in November 2012 and The Devil's Pseudonym in November 2013.