“Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step it on up. Gather round, one and all. Young and old, small and tall. Just when you thought there was nothing left to believe in. Just when you were sure there wasn’t nothing left to disbelieve in . . .”
— from Houdini’s Heirs
Marc’s background includes children’s theatre, cattle chores, and a season with a one-ring circus. He’s also a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School, and currently serves on the MFA faculty of Chatham University, where he’s fiction editor of The Fourth River.
His writings span fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. His prose has earned two Pushcart Prize nominations, the Literal Latte Fiction Award, and a Raymond Carver Short Story Award.
His memoir Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape is forthcoming from Ice Cube Press (2016) and was noted in Best American Essays 2012.
Recent fiction can be found in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet (Press 53), Conjunctions, Tahoma Literary Review, and Museum of Americana.
His award-winning feature-length screenplays include Speed of Life, The Dream Catcher, and Bottomland.
Marc has made homes in NYC, Italy, Iowa, and Minnesota. Presently, he resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. Among other projects, he’s at work on a new novel, Houdini’s Heirs.