Visit www.marcpaoletti.com for more information.Marc Paoletti's writing career began in Los Angeles where he worked as a stringer for several community newspapers including The Glendale News-Press, The Burbank Leader, and The Pasadena Star. During this time, he also worked as an F/X... show more
Visit www.marcpaoletti.com for more information.Marc Paoletti's writing career began in Los Angeles where he worked as a stringer for several community newspapers including The Glendale News-Press, The Burbank Leader, and The Pasadena Star. During this time, he also worked as an F/X pyrotechnician in Hollywood for such movies as Showdown in Little Tokyo and Hard Target, as well as for such television shows as American Gladiators: Knights and Warriors, and on commercials for director Michael Bay. After Hollywood, Marc moved into the global advertising industry. For 16 years, he's worked as a staff or contract senior copywriter for an array of major agencies including DraftFCB, Grey Direct West, OgilvyOne, and Wunderman. He's worked on an even wider array of A-list accounts including AAA, American Standard, AT&T, Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, LOVAZA, Lowenbrau, MetLife, Microsoft, TimeWarner, and United Airlines. He has proven expertise in all copy channels, is highly proficient at creating advertising, editorial, and narrative content within tight deadlines and budgets, and has helped clients develop concepts and execute integrated campaigns to maximize response rates and generate leads. Marc decided to focus an equal amount of energy and passion on fiction while maintaining his working relationships in advertising. He is the author of SCORCH, published in hardcover by Gale/ Five Star Mysteries (an imprint of Macmillan Library), and co-author of THE LAST VAMPIRE and THE VAMPIRE AGENT, published in mass-market paperback by Del Rey (an imprint of Random House, Inc.). SCORCH and THE VAMPIRE AGENT went into second printings.In addition, Marc has written numerous pieces of short fiction that have been published alongside such authors as Stephen King, Lee Child, and Irvine Welsh, earning him two honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow's prestigious THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. He has also written, edited, and adapted a few graphic novel projects, most notably with authors Dan Simmons and Richard Layman, DC/Vertigo artist Michael Lark, and Dark Horse artist Tommy Lee Edwards.Marc received a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Occidental College, and is in the thesis stage of earning a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Columbia College Chicago. He completed coursework in mechanical and stylistic copyediting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.Marc has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and now resides in his hometown of Sacramento.