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About Pegasus Books

Since its inception in 1998, Pegasus Books has anticipated a publishing industry that would evolve from a system of tradition and exclusivity to one of access and opportunity for thousands of good writers who, despite literal lifetimes of effort, were simply unable to break into a system built on cronyism, luck and institutional favoritism. On the other hand, there were the vanity presses, places where no accomplished, self-respecting writer would sacrifice his or her hard-wrought work. As a result, many great writers with incredible works were locked out of the process.

Fortunately, the creation and availability of desktop publishing applications and Print-on-Demand providers have changed the course of a reluctant multi-billion dollar industry, and the Internet continues to influence that change. As a result, there are more opportunities now than ever for writers, published and unpublished, for those with agents or on their own.

Pegasus Books is a traditional small-to-medium press, dedicated to publishing the works of aspiring new authors and providing greater opportunities and support to established writers by being at the vanguard of this transformation. We only expect our authors to match our passion and dedication to producing high-quality books and related products. We want our readers to enjoy consistently creative, thoughtful works in their many formats.

MARCUS MCGEE
Curriculum Vitae

Birth date August 8, Casablanca Morocco

Locale

19XX– 19XX Casablanca, Morocco
1964 – 1967 Madrid, Spain
1967 – 1969 Omaha, Nebraska
1969 – 1984 Sacramento, California
Valley High School
(Speech, Debate, Languages, Music)
California State University, Sacramento
(Communication Studies major, French Language & Theatre Arts minors)
1984 - present Sacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Writing/Production History

1982 Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World
1983 Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play Table 21
Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began first novel
1985 Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two plays: Caesar and Kidstuff
1986 Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion
1987 Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi
1988 Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember
1990 Produced, directed and starred in No More Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography
1994 Wrote Mommy! There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed!
1996 Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era; wrote short stories
1998 Founded Pegasus Books; Published An Essay: On Niggers and Squirrels; began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha
1999 Published short story collection: Four Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology
2000 Published novel Legal Thriller; Published An Essay: On The Execution of Timothy McVeigh
2001 Published short story collection: Synchronicity; began new novel
2002 Published thriller The Last Year
2003 Researched and developed Griot film project
2004 Completed short story collection: The Silk Noose; began sequel to Legal Thriller
2005-06 Published The Silk Noose; researched and
developed thriller Viral Vector; continued
writing Murder From the Grave
2007-08 Completed Murder From the Grave; began writing ViralVector; founded Parnassus Press Partnership Publishing
2009-10: Published Murder From the Grave; published Shadow In The Sky, published Moment of Truth, published Mommy, There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed! completed Viral Vector; began work on An Old Negro Spiritual and An Essay On What They Called Us; Borders Book tour of the Northwest – Murder From The Grave a bestseller for region in Q4 2010
2011 Wrote and published How To Eat An Elephant and Two Matadors; converted all books to eBooks; greater emphasis on publishing new writers; wrote Obama's Shirt and two additional books under pseudonym.

Personal: Single father raising two children; son Mark, 24 and daughter Natsumi, 17; fourth of seven
children: four brothers and two sisters

Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and
Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other
woodwinds; strong science, math, history,
political science and religions background

Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical
production; music and movies

Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art,

Odd Fact: Marcus managed an upscale/political/lobbyist hangout Chinese restaurant called Frank Fat’s, one block from the California State Capitol, for fourteen years.

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Please Don't Forget Me
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Please Don’t Forget Me by Tom Pearson is inspiring, heartbreaking, beautiful, and real. Above all, this memoir is a deeply compelling love story that illustrates the tremendous power and beauty of love, loyalty, and commitment.
The Family Business
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories
The Family Business is the story of Michael Ponzi's return to a Hoboken neighborhood to continue in his father’s profession.
The Tenor
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,020. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Tenor is a sweeping tale of historical fiction in the style of Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” and De Burniere’s “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.” It is based loosely on the stories and anecdotes that the author learned from several of Maria Callas’ personal friends and from nearly a dozen trips to Italy and Greece to research the subject.
I'll Be Seeing You
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,340. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
What transpires when we make the transition from the physical body? This is something we ultimately all have to face at different levels throughout our existence. All those who have lost a loved one will ask this question. Doctor Jasper offers hope for future contact with loved ones through personal growth, expanding consciousness, and perfecting our ability to love.
Against a Tide of Evil
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Against a Tide of Evil is a strident and passionate cri de coeur. It is the deeply personal account of one man driven to extreme action by the unwillingness of those in power to stop mass murder. It explores what empowers a man like Mukesh Kapila to stand up and be counted, and to act alone in the face of global indifference and venality.
The Complaint
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
New York attorney, Brian Bradford should have listened to the advice of his wife and co-worker. Little did Brian realize that the defendant, ZeiiMed was an unforgiving, vengeful and diabolical multi-billion dollar corporation that didn't merely defeat its adversaries, it conquered them.
IHood: Our GPS for Living
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Ihood: Our GPS for Living is an inspirational book for those seeking the answer of why they are here. After the reader has an understanding of IHood, they will be able to make decisions which will be of great benefit to themselves and mankind.
Curing Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,230. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
“Curing time” is tobacco’s season of harvest, a time of transformation, when the leaf is made golden by subjection to fire and heat. Tobacco farmer Hume Rankin endures his own curing time in the summer of 1959.
The Seductive Schoolhouse Scandal
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sexual abuse & harassment
Set in an urban city in central New Jersey, The Seductive Schoolhouse Scandal, inspired by true events, is the story of Jack Rumford, a corrupt school administrator operating in an impoverished, neglected, poorly-supervised school district.When the state becomes involved, teacher Cindy Stone can only hope that justice is served before Jack Rumford can exact his revenge.
Viral Vector
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
With the 2012 presidential race in the background, it is the story of a group of billionaires who seek to influence the election, using a new weapon, a viral vector, to eliminate a “White House” target. This new viral vector technology seems likely to be the heir apparent of the president’s drone program as the story unfolds, taking multiple twists and turns and keeping readers on edge.
Champagne Salary: Diary of a Tokyo Hostess
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,350. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture
Champagne Salary is Rose Beach's personal account of her introduction to the Japanese hostess industry, including the myth and the reality. Sharing a tiny apartment with five other women in Roppongi, she is immersed in the world of Tokyo nightclubs where she, along with her new friends, deal with dress codes, curfews and strict expectations from club managers.
Selected Poetry and Prose
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Price: Free! Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general
Samples from Selected Poetry and Prose by Marcus McGee. Marcus has written many works over the last thirty years, but he considers poetry the most private and deliberate of all art forms and rarely shares what he has written. Black Bertha, his ode to Edgar Allan Poe, is not contained in this collection.
Two Matadors
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(4.67)
At his home in Sevilla, Spain, aged matador Antonio Castañeda de Castilla tells of his life, a story of love and betrayal, danger and deception, honor and shame,determinism and destiny, happiness and heartache, but more than all,it is a story about living life with passion!
Legal Thriller
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,680. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Legal perspective of a murder in San Francisco. Deputy District Attorney Destiny Mitchell vies to convict wealthy socialite, Jordan Alexander, in the brutal murder of his wife.
Murder From the Grave
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,240. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2009 by Pegasus Books. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Set in San Francisco, it is the story of Deuteronomy Saint Claire, a brilliant Berkeley professor-turned-police detective, pitted against a prolific serial killer whose perverse ambition is to carry out seven murders after he is already dead.

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No More Cheesecake! (Act II)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
In a case of mistaken identities times two, "No More Cheesecake!" is a musical farce, where janitor Leo Sanders and his wife, Penny, are mistaken for a famous writer, Wayne Newsome, and his equally famous wife, Eve. Only after Leo and Penny have become stranded at the Newsome's mansion do they realize Wayne and Eve are trying to murder each other.
No More Cheesecake! (Act I)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
In a case of mistaken identities times two, "No More Cheesecake!" is a musical farce, where janitor Leo Sanders and his wife, Penny, are mistaken for a famous writer, Wayne Newsome, and his equally famous wife, Eve. Only after Leo and Penny have become stranded at the Newsome's mansion do they realize Wayne and Eve are trying to murder each other.
An Essay On What They Call Us
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Essay » Political
An essay about the illusion of race in America. According to anthropologists, there is only one race – the human race. A “must read” for anyone interested in race relations in America.
Screens
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The story of one man's ascent to madness... or enlightenment (from the upcoming release, "Sanity Slipping")
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era, Texas Roots/California Dreams
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era is the historical and biographical account of California’s Willie Brown and the era in which he served in the legislature.
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era, California’s Initiatives
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,870. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era is the historical and biographical account of California’s Willie Brown and the era in which he served in the legislature. California’s Initiatives takes up the history of the initiative process and the manner in which it has been used in California.
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era, The Speakership Battles
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,740. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era is the historical and biographical account of California’s Willie Brown and the era in which he served in the legislature. "The 1974 Speakership Battle," "The 1980 Speakership Battle" and "The Willie Brown Show" are three chapters that involve the contest to become the Assembly Speaker, perhaps the most powerful politician in the State of California.
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era, Conspiracy and The Sting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
"Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era" is the historical and biographical account of California’s Willie Brown and the era in which he served in the legislature. "Conspiracy" and "The Sting" are two chapters that involve calculated attempts to depose or otherwise destroy this brilliant politician and the battles that ensued.
How To Eat An Elephant
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
An Inspirational and Entertaining Short Story by Marcus McGee - The Secret For How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things
An Essay On The Seven Year Hitch
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Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs
An Essay by Marcus McGee on the efficacy of long-term marriage in an impermanent society. Author proposes a seven-year term on marriage licenses in an attempt to save "the marriage institution" in America.
An Essay On Niggers and Squirrels
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Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
An essay on the relationship between African American males and law enforcement, including insights on Rodney King, OJ Simpson and personal experiences of the author. An appeal to correct systemic wrongs and forge a new future.
Moment of Truth
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Part Two of the LAST YEAR TRILOGY. Continuation of Earth’s last year as chaos grows. Militia groups defy the government, California attempts secession, Life Ark launches and political turmoil threatens global war. In the Crypt amid Colorado’s mountains, a computer hacker and a scientist try to determine the truth of the threat to Earth. Part One: Shadow in the Sky. Part Three: New World Order
Shadow In The Sky
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
The President announces the imminent approach of an asteroid that will end all life on Earth and bring about cosmic winter. America and the world react as governments collapse, wary militia groups rally to secede in the mid-West and scientists propose to launch Life Ark, a project that will preserve humans in stasis in space. Part One of THE LAST YEAR TRILOGY.
The Silk Noose
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Silk Noose is the third short story collection by Marcus McGee, following Four Stories and Synchronicity. By far his most eclectic collection, it contains his usual twisted stories, including Denouément, Dork and The Silk Noose but it also includes a parable, an operatic libretto and three essays, On Niggers and Squirrels most personal to the author among them.
Synchronicity
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Synchronicity is a second short story collection by Marcus McGee, following Four Stories. This book contains some of the author's favorite works, including The Club, Estéban and Synchronicity. It also includes his earliest short stories, Mister Peacock, Till Death Do Us Part and Anthropophagi. It finishes with three blank verse parables, Coat of Black, The Thinking Man and The Crab Story.
Four Stories
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
First published in 1998, Four Stories is the first short story collection written by Marcus McGee, a favorite for readers who appreciate the author's twisted humor. The stories are loosely autobiographical and center on issues involving family life. Yet they illustrate how political family life can become at times.

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