Marc Hopkins

Biography

I worked 19 years for Ed Lowe, the inventor of Kitty Litter. We were friends, but after his passing, and due the economy I was let go. Given I live in the middle of nowhere, since the layoff I've been bereft of a job. At times I've struggled with a sense of personal dignity as I've tried to find gainful employment and get my life back on track.

The raw rage contained in my novel is a literary exorcism of personal demons, a coming to terms with the gross injustices of this world. I would compare my work to the realism of Truman Capote who developed an edginess for understanding the grim realities of American survival, blending journalism with fiction.

I am untutored in the ways of academia, but an autodidactic who has channeled his energies into learning what is essential for continued existence. Currently, writing is a form of psychological survival, a means through which I process the world around me. I tell you all this by way of autobiographical background to help you understand that I have a compelling back-story that includes among other things a life as a semi-pro wrestler, bouncer and scout master. I am also the father of a son and two daughters.
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A Word from my Mentor - Booker Shortlisted author Michael Collins
Please give due consideration to the depth and rawness of this novel. My name is author, Michael Collins. I was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in England for a gritty, crime-genre novel. I've worked extensively with Marc and believe he has captured the elements of crime, suspense and social critique in a raw and unnerving work of genius. The edginess of the serial killer is so perfectly rendered I fear those reading this work might mistake the author for the protagonist. This is to Marc's credit for creating such a real character. Rest assured Marc is sane. He just had the unflinching vision of a genre writer to take us into the heart and mind of a serial killer struggling with socio-political realities of modern-day America.

Where to find Marc Hopkins online

Twitter: @MarcEHopkins
Facebook: Facebook profile

Videos

What Killed Jonathon Harnish? Trailer
What would you do if you found 250,000 dollars, belonging to a serial killer; if you had the photographs of his victim, his journals, if you knew everything about him, except where he was right now? In the summer of 1992, these are the questions confronting eighteen-year-old college student Jonathon Harnish after he finds two crates of journals, photos, and $250,000.00 in a crawlspace.

Books

Perspective: The Portrayal of Artist Esther Joy White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,040. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Written in a first person voice, "Perspective: The Portrayal of Artist Esther Joy White" is a blend of coming of age and saga. Letting the reader witness the evolution of Esther as she grows from and insecure child to a triumphant woman that campaigned for rights of those that don't have a voice.
What Killed Jonathon Harnish?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,810. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What would you do if you found 250,000 dollars, belonging to a serial killer; if you had the photographs of his victim, his journals, if you knew everything about him, except where he was right now?

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