Mark Cecil is a novelist based in Boston. MADDIE is the first of a two-book deal with St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, one of the largest and oldest publishers of psychological thrillers in the United States.
Mark is a member of the the International Thriller Writers association, and recently had the honor of being selected as the association’s first author in its Big Writer mentoring program.
In his previous career, Mark spent 10 years as a reporter and editor, mostly for global agency Reuters in New York, San Francisco and Boston. He was most recently the General Manager of a 50-person boutique financial media firm in Manhattan, where he ran the sales, marketing and conference teams.
Mark is also a frequent speaker at events, and has, over the course of his career, spoken before thousands of audience members in aggregate, made scores of presentations, and interviewed dozens of influential figures in the business and cultural worlds.
Mark occasionally writes for the Web's #1 literary Web site, The Millions, as well as for Grub Daily, Web site of Boston writing community Grub Street, one of the largest creative writing centers in the country. Examples of his reviews and interviews can be found here, here and here.
Mark attended Brown University and University College London and originally hails from the heart of the commonwealth, Worcester, Massachusetts. He is parent to a number of wise cracking tiny children (one of them featured below) and has a dope wife.