Mike Marcon lives in the Northern Neck of Virginia on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with his lovely wife of twenty years, Marianne Ashurst. Marianne is a professional artist, art teacher and local community theater set artist and painter. She is also a botanical and animal portrait specialist highly-skilled in fine detail and is gifted in many mediums. She is a graduate of the University of Syracuse School of Fine Art.
Mike is a U.S. Army veteran, commercial pilot and skydiver with sixty-plus years of sport parachuting experience to his credit. He is C-3917. His background includes work as a Military Policeman, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, Critical Care Medical Technician and Tactical Paramedic. He retired in 2007 after finishing his contract as Personal Security Services/Medic.
He has been writing professionally since 1984, working as both a titled author and ghost writer. His genres include fiction and non-fiction and his work deals primarily with airplanes, aviation historical figures, flying, skydiving and the metaphysical.
His latest fiction work, The Last Summer, was a 2021 Pulitzer candidate. His readers describe his work as a cross between John Stienbeck and Richard Bach mixed with the imagery of Majorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Published by Prentice-Hall, Random House and Hilltop Publishers, he now self-publishes his own work and presently has several titles available on Amazon.