Marc Barel

Biography

Hey there, Marc Barel here.

I heard you'd like to get to know a little about myself, and I'm here to fulfill that request. I'm currently 23 years old, as of March 2015, with my birthday on the 19th of December. I'm a Filipino, born here in the US but raised there. I like eating, reading, video games, any with an amazing plot really.

How did I start getting into stories and writing? I sort of blame, and thank, my boredom for that. I was in high school and I had been looking for something to do in my spare time while waiting between classes. So I went to the library and picked out an old looking book and took it out. It was The Count of Monte Cristo. I remember reading it non-stop, even when my favorite TV shows came on, I just kept going. From there on, I just grabbed books and kept reading.

As for the whole writing thing? I have my the English teacher I had for my senior year for that. She was the one who had made us write blog posts for school and I had done it because it was necessary. It was also where I wrote my first short story to say the least. From there it expanded, looking for new stories online, getting into manga and comics. Which led to my small tenure in fanfiction.

And here I am now, writing indie books- well attempting at least- on Smashwords. And it can only go up from here.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I have friends who are artists who help me with this. I usually ask them for commissions for their work and I'll pay them. The cover itself though should have something to do with the story, usually a key aspect of it
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Count of Monte Cristo is on my list because it was the first real book I've read with an engaging plot.
Harry Potter, the series as a whole, because that was my childhood.
The Watchmen, great graphic novel and showed me how not every hero was super.
The Belgariad and The Dreseden Files, both are the worlds that showed me that fantasy can take more than one form.
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Where to find Marc Barel online

Twitter: @5unwraith

Books

One's Day and Night
Price: Free! Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Two weeks, that's all the time Chris has before Matt and work partner leaves for a new city. Peaceful mornings was what he had planned. The hectic nights not so much. He really just wanted to have a good send off for his friend. The man really didn't want any of these annoying things happening. How will Chris deal with one's day and night?

Marc Barel's tag cloud

action    crime    humor