Marc Schuster spent much of his youth studying Doctor Who and occasionally stepping outdoors to have the crap beat out of him by neighborhood bullies. As a defense, he developed a dry sense of humor that can be seen in his writing, which has been described by author Steve Almond as “very funny and very sad.” In person, however, Marc comes off as a quiet introvert. Upon their first meeting, his publisher Martin Shepard remarked, “I thought you’d be funnier.”
Best known for his novels The Grievers and The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl, Marc devotes much of his time and energy to promoting independent publishers through his blog Small Press Reviews, as well as his work as a contributing editor for Shelf Unbound magazine and, most recently, as a guest editor for The Conium Review. To pay the bills, he teaches writing and literature at Montgomery County Community College.