Michael N. Marcus
Bestselling author and publisher Michael N. Marcus has written more than 30 books and provided the words for over 50 websites and blogs. He specializes in making technology understandable and humorous. Many of his recent books are about writing and publishing.
His writing career started when he published a newspaper in elementary school. Since then he has been an editor at Rolling Stone and has written for many other magazines and newspapers.
At the urging of a misguided guidance counselor, he went to Lehigh University to become an electrical engineer and was quickly disappointed to learn that engineering was mostly math—and slide rules were not nearly as much fun as soldering irons. Michael was one of the few literate people in his engineer-filled freshman dormitory and made money by editing term papers for classmates. He became a journalism major in his second semester.
Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife Marilyn, Hunter the golden retriever, indoor and outdoor telephone booths, a ‘Lily Tomlin’ switchboard, lots of books, CDs and DVDs. Marilyn is very tolerant.