Marcus Blake was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1977. He grew up in Chicago and East Texas. His education is in History, Literature, Psychology, and Religion & Philosophy. Marcus Blake has studied at many universities throughout the United States, but his Alma Mater is Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, which is also where he wrote his first book, The Music of Life. Marcus Blake is a Poet, Musician, Comedian, Writer, and Historian. His books are The Music of Life, My Reflections, Returning Home. Sex Game. The Lonely Girl, Stories From Wrigley, 30 Minutes: Trust and Lies, and 30 Minutes: Guilty Until Proven Innocent. He has taught in the public school system, served in the Army, and been a guest speaker at Education and Literary events throughout the world. Marcus Blake is also a Radio Host, his current show is That Nerd Show which can be heard on Wednesdays and Thursdays at www.thatnerdshow.com. He is a veteran of Rock and Roll shows as well as Political shows on the radio such as Dueling Patriots. He also a filmmaker and is the director of Jedis From Dallas. Marcus Blake makes his home in the Dallas, Texas.
From the Author
We’re all storytellers in our own way and whether we realize it or not we each have a story that is our own. Sometimes our story is a great story and sometimes it’s tragic, but the journey we travel in this life becomes our story. Our story is worth telling because it’s everybody’s story. It’s the story of the human condition; the story of what makes us live through all of our triumphs and tragedies… through all of our joys, and all of our fears. This is the best kind of story because its real and it happens to each one of us. As a storyteller this is the kind of story I love to write. People often ask me why I became a writer. In short, I find inspiration knowing that words and ideas can still change the world. I like knowing that long after I am gone my words will still be alive and will live forever. I like knowing that my words can make a difference in someone’s life; that they can influence change and bring out the best in something. I like the fact that one can be lost within my words and sometimes the best place to be is lost. Whether it’s being lost in a place hidden from the rest of the world, or lost in a sea of change, or even within a love, sometimes it’s always to better to be lost. Things like this can restore the energy of life, fill our souls with complete joy, and make us live each day anew. For me I am lost in the words, lost in the words of them. The words that fade away with passing breath and the words that will come again for this is why I write.
~ Marcus Blake