Chris McClean is an award-winning author and graphic designer. Chris was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but his family roots trace back to the beautiful island of Barbados, West Indies. Chris spent over nine years in law-enforcement and uses his experience and education to demand his readers’ attention with realistic scenarios throughout his stories. After serving four years as a Patrol Officer for the Philadelphia Police Department, Chris took advantage of an opportunity of a lifetime. In 2012, a small police department in the suburbs of Philadelphia hired Chris, which made him the first African-American officer in the history of that department. After years of searching for a way to teach young children about social issues they were likely to encounter, he created the CrimeFighters: Defenders of Justice. The CrimeFighters are a diverse group of heroes that teach safety lessons to young readers.

Chris McClean’s debut storybook The CrimeFighters: The Heroes Fight a Fire ranked #50 on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Selling Children’s Books. Since then he has released stories that touch on the subjects of bullying, theft, and stranger danger. In 2016, Chris won an award for the best anthology at the New York Book Festival. The CrimeFighters series comes in picture books and a chapter series. Along with the CrimeFighters book series, Chris also worked with developers to create the CrimeFighters Coloring Book App for Apple and Android. The app is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2017.

If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints or want to volunteer as a beta reader and receive free advance-reading copies of new books, please email Chris McClean at For more information on Chris McClean and book release dates visit