Marc R. Micciola
Marc R. Micciola lives in Ontario, Canada with his two border collie mixes Rielly and Ace. He spends most of his time writing or thinking up new plots for future projects, but when he needs to take a break, spending time with his family and friends is his go to activity. Marc is a lover of fantasy, admiring the works of fantasy writers such as Mark Lawrence, Christopher Paolini, George RR Martin, and, the man many would call the father of fantasy himself, J.R.R. Tolkien. The world of Middle-Earth is Marc’s favorite, and this is shown by his collection of Tolkien books, Lord of the Rings figurines, and replica swords from the Lord of the Rings films. He even has a woodburning collage of Lord of the Rings characters that he made a few years ago when he was an avid wood artist. From October to June, you can usually find Marc spending his nights watching hockey, forever supporting his favorite teams the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers.
While Marc does have his first and most beloved project in The Age of Shadow Saga, he is expanding his work by writing a brand-new novel, as well as a collection of short stories. Marc hopes his writing, in whatever stories they are featured in, helps his readers escape to a new world and embrace the characters they find there. Marc is a big advocate for mental health, and makes sure that his characters reflect the realities of trauma and stress, while also showing that people with health issues like anxiety or other disorders can be just as strong as those people without them.
Marc is quite active on his Twitter account and is always more than happy to engage with his readers, so don’t be shy and come say hello!