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Jeffrey Marks is a long-time mystery fan and freelancer. After numerous mystery author profiles, he chose to chronicle the short but full life of mystery writer Craig Rice. That biography (Who Was That Lady?) encouraged him to write mystery fiction. His works include Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s/1950s, and a biography of mystery author and critic Anthony Boucher entitled Anthony Boucher. It has been nominated for an Agatha and fittingly, won an Anthony. He is currently completing a biography of Erle Stanley Gardner. He is the long-time moderator of MurderMustAdvertise, an on-line discussion group dedicated to book marketing and public relations. He is the author of Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel, the only how-to book for promoting genre fiction. Marks does promotional work for authors on a freelance basis and offers workshops for authors on how best to promote their works. His work has won a number of awards including the Barnes and Noble Prize and he was nominated for a Maxwell award (DWAA), an Edgar (MWA), three Agathas (Malice Domestic), two Macavity awards, and three Anthony awards (Bouchercon).
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Freelance judge

Sep 2007

Worked as a freelance judge to review, critique and rank genre short fiction and novels.

English teacher

Aug 2005

Teach language arts, reading and grammar, especially grammar to students.

Contract Research Assistant

Mar 2003

Collect qualitative and quantitative data, analyze data for trends and anomalies, and compose reports to the clients based on that analysis. Frequent client meetings and communications with all levels of personnel at the local, state and federal level in the education arena.



1983 - 1986 (3 years)


2002 - 2005 (3 years)


1979 - 1983 (4 years)


Anthony Award for Best Biography/Critical Work (2009)

The World Mystery Conference (Bouchercon)

nominated and later won the award for best biography.


Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography

Biography of NY Times critic and mystery author, Anthony Boucher. Biography won the Anthony award from Bouchercon 2009.

Who Was That Lady?

Biography of mystery author Craig Rice, the woman who wrote under a man's name and appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Nominated for the Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony awards.

Atomic Renaissance

Group biography of 7 women mystery authors who wrote in the 1940s and 1950s. Nominated for the Agatha.

The Scent of Murder

Contemporary, traditional mystery set in Cincinnati. Won the Malice Domestic grant.


  • US English Level 1
  • Numeracy 1

My Top Skills

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  • Fiction 0
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