MEET MARC

A life-long resident of the American Midwest, Marc developed a love of reading and writing at an early age. This led to notebooks filled with poetry and short stories, followed by an English major from a small liberal arts college. Marc’s first real job – reporter for a small, daily newspaper – failed to pay the bills, including the debts incurred to finance his college education, so he did the logical thing and went back to school. After earning a law degree, Marc went into private practice with a suburban Detroit firm, married Jeanette, and fathered two boys.

Although he gave the law 100%, Marc’s love of writing kept bubbling to the surface. This led to many late nights and early mornings spent crafting, but never completing, a variety of novels. Eventually, Marc came upon an idea that screamed “Movie!” rather than “Novel!”, and he set out to write his first screenplay. When a Hollywood producer optioned the completed script, Marc said goodbye to the law and jumped into screenwriting on a full-time basis.

Marc has since optioned or sold nearly two dozen screenplays, with three having been produced into films: “Bury the Dog” (2012), “All I Want for Christmas” (2007) and “Damaged Goods” (2006). A fourth film, “High Heels & Horse Shoes” is tentatively scheduled to go into production in early 2014. Marc’s work has won numerous screenwriting competitions, and he is frequently called upon to “doctor” scripts for producers, directors and other screenwriters. Due to his work promoting the Michigan film industry, Marc was appointed by Michigan’s governor to the state’s Film Advisory Council in 2008 and reappointed in 2011.

When Marc’s sons were young, he began writing a weekly blog to record his foibles as a husband and father. People laughed, cried and asked for more. For five years, Marc published a weekly story, but life eventually got in the way, and he was forced to give it up. A few years later, an editor at Motivational Press discovered the blog, contacted Marc and asked him to compile the best entries into a humor book. The result is the newly-released When It Comes to Spooning, I’m a Fork, Marc’s first published book.

Since becoming a full-time writer, Marc has also enjoyed forays into the world of comics, graphic novels, songwriting, playwriting, short fiction and various forms of nonfiction. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals and numerous online publications. The only world left to conquer is the novel. It’s only a matter of time before he takes up the challenge, locks himself in his office and…turns on the TV.

While Marc truly loves his work, it is not the most important thing in his life. That position belongs to his family. Marc has been married to Jeanette for 22 blissful years and, together, they have had a blast raising two unique boys. Along with a variety of pets, the family lives in the quaint Michigan village of Milford.