Marc Jedel

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Marc Jedel writes humorous murder mysteries. In his high-tech marketing roles, he's also written fiction. These are just called emails, ads, and marketing collateral.

In his family, Marc was born first — a fact his sister never lets him forget, no matter what milestone age she hits. For most of Marc’s life, he’s been inventing stories. Some, especially when he was young, involved his sister as the villain. As his sister’s brother for her entire life, he feels highly qualified to tell tales of the evolving, quirky sibling relationship in the Silicon Valley Mystery series.

Family and friends would tell you that the protagonist in his stories, Marty Golden, isn't much of a stretch of the imagination for Marc, but he proudly resembles that rema
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Marc Jedel Completing my first book all started with a picture. (Visit my website blog to see it). I’ve wanted to write a book forever. I thought I’d write sci-f…moreCompleting my first book all started with a picture. (Visit my website blog to see it). I’ve wanted to write a book forever. I thought I’d write sci-fi since I enjoy that genre as well as mysteries. But, I couldn’t come up with a really good plot. My writing research had clearly demonstrated that having a plot is critical for a successful novel.

I had this idea to start with a drone falling and killing someone before it becomes uncertain whether it was an accident or murder. During evening walks with my wife and dog, I apparently complained too often that I didn’t have a good idea. I know this because my wife told me to stop complaining and just go write something.

I’d just received an awesome birthday drawing from my nieces. And my kids, or my nieces, or one of our friends’ kids had done some crazy things. Probably all of the above. One thing led to another and the idea formed to loosely base a mystery with a self-absorbed, fashion-backward software engineer, his sister, and his nieces on my life.

It’s clearly fiction. I mean I’m not a software engineer.

Yet, my mother’s voice in my head told me, “Don’t kill off your sister. Not even in fiction. It’s bad luck.” Although she’s been gone for many years, it’s still important to follow her guidance. If not, a lightning bolt could strike me down.

Come to think of it now, many years later, I don’t really understand this logic. She used to tell us that, even after she died, she’d send a lightning bolt to hit us if we did something really wrong. First, in hindsight, that seems a bit morbid. But, second, how is sending lightning bolts a kind and benevolent method of instructing your child to do no wrong?

Listen to your mom. Moms can be fierce.(less)
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Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
"Great Mystery

Marty Golden is a software engineer working in Silicon Valley, when his sister is involved in an accident, and an attempt is made on her life (involving a nearby patient being murdered). he adds dectective to his job, as he tries to fig" Read more of this review »
Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
"Uncle and Ants is a great start to the humorous Silicon Valley mystery series.

It is different to most other cozy mysteries in several things. We have with Marc Jedel a male author and with Marty Golden a male protagonist who is a software engineer in" Read more of this review »
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I'm the author of UNCLE AND ANTS and CHUTES AND LADDER, with book 3 in the series coming out in early October. Gem asked me to participate in this
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"Funny and funnier!

This is so much fun to read! The characters and story are intriguing and yet the humor is magnificent! Read it to laugh and enjoy a mystery!"
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“Some long-ago misguided consultant must have thought that removing cubicle walls would increase collaboration and productivity. Instead, this despised brainstorm created floors of headphone-wearing zombies trying, in silent desperation, to focus on their work and avoid distractions. Perhaps management used the guise of collaboration to excuse cutting real estate costs by cramming more people closer together. I”
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