Tony DeMarco was born in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Like in the story Murder At Any age, his mother died during childbirth and Tony and his two sisters spent time in a convent-orphanage. Other than a few memorable scenes, everything else in the book is fiction.
He moved with his father, sisters and stepmother to Chicago, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he met his wife Carol. They have two sons and five grandchildren. He was formerly with Arthur Andersen and afterwards ran IDS, a management consultant firm.
He spent more than 25 years consulting in a variety of industries including assignments in Europe, with the government of Kuwait and with the World Bank in Indonesia. He likes to tell you that visiting, observing and interacting with a variety of cultures has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that through writing he hopes to exploit. In an effort to learn to speak French, he spent three months in Toulouse in southern France, where he also finished his first book The Bangka Inquiry and which, although fiction, builds on his experiences in Indonesia.
Over the past several years he has been fortunate to have taken courses at the Iowa Writer's Festival, the premier writing school in America, and is planning to attend again in Summer 2012, to plunge himself into playwriting.
Tony and his wife live in Burlington, Wisconsin and Chicago in the summer, and in Phoenix in the winter. He likes to tell anyone who might be impressed that they own three homes, that the sum total of the three is less than two-thousand square feet ... and that is not fiction!
Perhaps his favorite book is an oldie, 11 Harrowhouse by Gerald A. Browne, published by Arbor House, New York in 1972.
Tony's books are available for your Kindle or at Amazon. Hopefully you will enjoy reading them as much as he says he enjoyed writing them.