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Marc Schmatjen (pronounced “smidgen,” as in, just a smidgen of this or that) was born and raised in Northern California. Miraculously, he has not been asked to leave the state or the country, so he remains there today with his wife Sandra, raising their three boys, two of whom are semi-normal, and one who is a total nut bar.
Marc writes one of the most popular weekly humor columns in America, Just a Smidge (www.justasmidge.com), and has been delighting his readers with his wit and incredibly manly outlook on life since 2008. His writing has been compared (unfairly) to that of world-class humorists such as Scott Adams, Erma Bombeck, and the venerable Dave Barry, and if any of them were alive today, they would surely contest the comparison. His columns have been published in numerous papers and magazines across the United States, but no one has been able to figure out why.
The Tree of Death, and Other Hilarious Stories is the first anthology of Marc’s humor columns, and has been met with critical acclaim. “Funny enough to shoot beer out your nose,” and “Don’t read this while eating - you will spit out your food or choke to death on it from laughing,” are just a few of Marc’s favorite spontaneous (read: coerced) reviews from readers.
Marc is also the author of My Giraffe Makes Me Laugh, his first children’s book, published in 2010. This magical, sing-songy rhyming book has been captivating children around the world with its fun, lyrical format, and whimsical storyline. (Around the world, in this case, means several metropolitan regions in the U.S., three kids in England, and one orphanage in Uganda.)
You can email him at marcschmatjen@gmail