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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 As a result, there are more opportunities now than ever for writers, published and unpublished, for those with agents or on their own.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.

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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Inflection Point
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: American English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / pharmaceutical & biotechnology, Nonfiction » Law » Intellectual property
Inflection Point is the true fast-paced, high-stakes legal thriller and memoir of the author and her legal team at Pfizer at the epicenter of the battle for control over the world’s most prescribed pharmaceutical product, Lipitor®. The author charts the course of the team’s courageous effort to protect the company’s most prized asset, and the unforeseen personal consequences suffered as a result.
Little Katie Goes to the Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Girls & Women
Set your imagination free, and take a walk on the moon side of things with Little Katie and Smudge! Discover why satellites are so important, explore information about spacesuits, imagine flying in a rocket ship, uncover facts about landing on the moon, and who landed on the moon first, and much more!
Murder From the Grave
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,360. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2009 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
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.
Viral Vector
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
With a 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 with gene targeting, to eliminate a “White House” target. This new 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.
Two Matadors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,360. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Adventure » General
(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!
Rosso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,950. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Rosso is a late medieval European adventure story. After many adventures, a bloody battle, friendships made and friendships lost, Rosso takes the road to Rome to try his hand at being a monk. After meeting little Clare, Rosso travels to Paris to meet Cardinal Villeprieux. This story shows how redemption and hope can be found in the most unlikely looking people and the most unexpected places.
Legal Thriller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,780. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » 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.
The Prosecution Of Mr. Darcy's Cousin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,030. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » General
Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet rush to Georgiana’s side when the major general leaves his wife and daughter behind, with no word of his whereabouts and no hopes of Edward’s return. When Edward Fitzwilliam is arrested for two horrific murders, Darcy must discover the real culprit before his cousin is hanged for the crimes and the Fitzwilliam name marked with shame.
The Centurion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,570. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Marcus Valerianus of the tenth Imperial Roman legion, is sent on a scouting mission seeking Jewish rebels. He encounters a young boy from nearby Nazareth, wandering in the desert. The boy talks of a “Father” who rules over all, and how he is doing his “Father’s work.” Marcus’ world will change as a perceived alien religion gains dominance in the existing political order.

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The Lambs of War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,170. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This is a story of a husband and wife, living in Nazi Germany, 1943. They are ordered to Ravensbruck Labor Camp. Isaac’s boss tries to keep the couple together hoping that they will at least not be separated. A murder of jealousy is committed. Isaac devises an escape plan. The second part of the tale is the many adventures, close calls, and accounts of how the couple avoided being recaptured.
No More Cheesecake! (Act II)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: 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)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, 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
Price: Free! Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Sociology
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political 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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » Biography » Political 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. 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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,740. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political 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.

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