Marques Vickers

Biography

Visual Artist, Writer and Photographer Marques Vickers is a California native presently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, Washington regions.

He was born in 1957 and raised in Vallejo, California. He is a 1979 Business Administration graduate from Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles area. Following graduation, he became the Public Relations and ultimately Executive Director of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce between 1979-84. He subsequently became the Vice President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel in Westwood between 1984-86.

Following a one-year residence in Dijon, France where he studied at the University of Bourgogne, he began Marquis Enterprises in 1987. His company operations have included sports apparel exporting, travel and tour operations, wine brokering, publishing, rare book and collectibles reselling. He has established numerous e-commerce, barter exchange and art websites including MarquesV.com, ArtsInAmerica.com, InsiderSeriesBooks.com, DiscountVintages.com and WineScalper.com.

Between 2005-2009, he relocated to the Languedoc region of southern France. He concentrated on his painting and sculptural work while restoring two 19th century stone village residences. His figurative painting, photography and sculptural works have been sold and exhibited internationally since 1986. He re-established his Pacific Coast residence in 2009 and has focused his creative productivity on writing and photography.

His published works span a diverse variety of subjects including true crime, international travel, California wines, architecture, history, Southern France, Pacific Coast attractions, fiction, auctions, fine art marketing, poetry, fiction and photojournalism.

He has two daughters, Charline and Caroline who presently reside in Europe.

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Books

Promoting Your Self-Published Book: An Independent Author’s Guide To Marketing and Exposure
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
“Promoting Your Self-Published Book: An Independent Author’s Guide To Marketing and Exposure” is a concise reference guide for authors to market their independently published paperbacks and electronic books. The book offers valuable tips to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet.
So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines? (2017-18 Edition)
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 27,300. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / California Style
“So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions, the histories and future direction of the California, Washington and Oregon wine industry. This book concisely profiles each state’s leading growing regions, rainfall statistics and prominent grapes based on the most recent available harvest data.
Leaving Teaching With Both Eyes Open
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 93,970. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Fiction » Biographical
Michael McCaffrey continues to wrestle with his own alienation and detachment from the teaching profession, direction of his life and personal relationships. He is compelled to deal with unexpected loss and abandonment on multiple levels. Throughout his ordeals, he maintains his sense of humor and perspective. Follow his final years in a profession that he wishes to leave but on his own terms.
Teaching with One Eye Shut: The Catholic High School Memoirs of Michael McCaffrey
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Fiction » Urban
Michael McCaffrey has lost his teaching idealism, but not pragmatism towards his profession. “Teaching with One Eye Shut” escorts you into the classroom, faculty room sanctuary and campus grounds of St. Elizabeth-St. Ignacious (SESI), a northern California Catholic high School. Follow the trajectory of his life and profession during his ninth year of teaching and personal mayhem.
Zen By Default: The Poetry of Marques Vickers
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
California artist Marques Vickers’ second poetic edition “Zen By Default” establishes a sustained interior dialogue between the poet and his ongoing life evolution living along the American Pacific Coast. His 300+ concise works address the ongoing themes of displacement and relocation and the challenge of cultivating and sustaining relationships in the midst of upheaval.
The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The second edition of author Marques Vickers’ The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online is a concise reference source for artists enabling creative entrepreneurs to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. Over 500 useful reference websites on every element of art marketing, design, sales and promotion.
Unicorns and Dark Chocolate: Eros, Aphrodesia and Existence
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The poetry of Northern California artist Marques Vickers explores the inspirations behind eros, aphrodesia and existence in his 300+ poem compilation recorded over thirty-five years. Art is romance, romance is art. His transparency of thought becomes his instrument for transfiguration. His language remains as concise and distinct as his tinted palette.
Making Live Auctions Pay: Explosive Profit From Auctions and E-Commerce Reselling”
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 25,590. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Reference, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
“Making Live Auctions Pay: Explosive Profit From Auctions and E-Commerce Reselling” is the easy-to-follow guide offers detailed and practical advice on successfully buying, consigning and e-commerce reselling of valuables and inventories through live regional auction houses. The edition’s straightforward language introduces little known profit outlets and potential passive income streams.

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