2:30 PM to 3:20 PM
The Writer’s Life
Marcus Sakey’s books have sold in the millions, been made into films, and are translated the world over. As research he’s trained with SWAT teams, been pepper-sprayed, attacked by dogs, held a human brain, and gone diving for pirate treasure. Come hear his thoughts on writing, publishing, and what it’s like to watch movie stars hit on your wife. Expect a heavy Q&A; Marcus would prefer to talk to you than at you.
About Marcus Sakey
Marcus Sakey’s thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Time’s Editor’s Picks, and sold more than a million copies. James Franco and Kate Hudson starred in the adaptation of his novel Good People, and his other books are in various stages of development for film.
Marcus is currently adapting his latest novel, Afterlife for Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
To research his books, Marcus has rappelled with SWAT teams, pub-crawled with bank robbers, dissected a human brain, chased pirate treasure, and learned to pick a deadbolt. He was the host and writer of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on Travel Channel, for which he was routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs.