|Spouse(s)||Alan Kay (1983–present)|
MacBird is a native of San Francisco, California and graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in film. She is married to computer-scientist Alan Kay.
MacBird has spent most of her career in Hollywood as a screenwriter and producer. She wrote the original drafts of Tron and received a "story by" credit. She worked in feature film development for Universal Studios in the 1970s, won two Emmy Awards as a producer in the 1980s, and was, for ten years, the head of a firm called Creative License/SkyBird Productions. She has a number of acting and writing credits in Los Angeles theatre.
She continues to write, direct and act in theatre in Los Angeles and is a voice actor for SkyBoat Media.
Her first Sherlock Holmes novel, Art in The Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. A second Holmes mystery, Unquiet Spirits, followed in 2017. The Devil's Due was released in 2019, followed by The Three Locks in 2021.
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