Marc Jedel

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Marc Jedel writes humorous murder mysteries. He credits his years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley for honing his writing skills and sense of humor. While his high-tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, these were just called emails, ads, and marketing collateral.

For most of Marc’s life, he’s been inventing stories. As he’s gotten older, he’s encountered more funny and odd people and situations. This has made it even easier for him to write what he knows and make up the rest. It’s a skill that’s served him well as an author and marketer.

The publication of Marc’s first novel, UNCLE AND ANTS, gave him permission to claim “author” as his job. This leads to much more interesting conversations with people
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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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"Expect the unexpected in this super fun book with a fresh approach to a humorous, cozy mystery. The story has all of the elements of the great cozy mystery - the romance of a newlywed couple, the secrets of a small town and the double-edged sweetness" Read more of this review »
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"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 »
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"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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September 2019 Author Self-Nomination Poll

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Which Author Nominated Mystery/Thriller would you like to read in September?

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They voted for: Uncle and Ants (Silicon Valley Mystery #1) by Marc Jedel (msg 16)

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" Thanks! Hope you enjoy book 2 (CHUTES AND LADDER) as well. And if you'd like to get a sneak peek at book 3, visit my website (http://www.marcjedel.com ...more "
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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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