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MARCUS BROTHERTON New York Times Bestselling Author

About Marcus

Marcus Brotherton is a New York Times bestselling author and coauthor dedicated to writing books that inspire heroics, promote empathy, and encourage noble living. His commendations include the Christopher Award for literature “that affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

His newest book, A Bright and Blinding Sun, is the lyrically-written and harrowing true story of a 14-year-old soldier who fought on Bataan and came of age as a POW during World War II. (Released May 24, 2022, from Hachette.) Heather Morris, #1 Internationally bestselling author of ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz,’ called it ‘Storytelling at its best.’

Notable solo projects include Who Are Alive & Remain, A Company of Heroes, Shifty’s War, Feast for Thieves, and Blaze of Light, the authorized biography of Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch, which Publisher’s Weekly called ‘A riveting biography.’

Notable collaborative projects include books with Oscar-nominated actor and foundation CEO Gary Sinise, the elite WWII paratroopers featured in HBO’s Band of Brothers miniseries, the elite WWII Marines featured in HBO’s The Pacific, Civil Rights activist and Alabama restaurateur Martha Hawkins, visionary and theologian Louie Giglio, quadruple amputee and Afghan combat veteran Travis Mills, Super Bowl winner and first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL Derrick Coleman Jr., NFL quarterback Colt McCoy and his mentor Matt Carter, internationally bestselling historian Adam Makos, foundation CEOs Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter, actor and producer Shawn Hoffman, Bronze Star recipient Colonel Susan Luz, fashion journalist and foundation CEO Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, humanitarian and foundation CEO Susan Scott Krabacher, U.S. Marine and photojournalist Rob Kugler, and the legendary Lt. Buck Compton, who prosecuted Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Bobby Kennedy.

Four of Marcus’ books are New York Times bestsellers, five are national bestsellers, four have been optioned for movies, two have received Booklist Starred Reviews, and one is an international bestseller. His books have also appeared on USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and ECPA bestseller lists.

He appeared in the World War II documentary ‘A Company of Heroes,’ shown on PBS stations nationwide and internationally.

Born in British Columbia, Marcus earned a bachelor’s degree from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon, and a master’s degree from Biola University in Los Angeles, where he graduated with high honors.

He lives with his wife and their three children in the Pacific Northwest.

Marcus with Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch. Enjoy Marcus’ biography about Gary, titled BLAZE OF LIGHT.

Marcus with Gary “Lieutenant Dan” Sinise in Los Angeles.

Marcus with Louie Giglio in Atlanta.

With SSG Travis Mills at Microsoft in Seattle.

Winning the Christy Award for writing excellence. L-r: editor Randall Payleitner, Marcus, agent Greg Johnson, in Florida.

L-r: Dr. Sampson Davis, editor Adam Wilson, and Sharlee Jeter, (sister of baseball legend Derek Jeter), and Marcus, at the offices of Simon & Schuster in New York.

Sgt. Donald Malarky, Lt. Buck Compton, and Marcus

Marcus and his family, Bellingham, Washington.