About the Author
With the debut of his first book at age 26, Stephen Markley
garnered an immediate and devout cult following that has been
growing since its publication. Publish This Book: The Unbelievable
True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book
(2010) has been an instant hit for writers, millennials, and anyone
who enjoys a brazen sense of humor and a bold imagination. In 2011,
he wrote and sold the screenplay and film rights to Kanea Arts
Studio. Markley went from an unknown author to having the
third-best-selling nonfiction book in Chicago overnight, appearing
in publications as varied as Psychology Today, the Writer Magazine,
Booklist, the Huffington Post, USA Today, and the Boston Globe.
During his book tour across the United States, Markley gathered
rave reviews from media and other writers. Markley has cultivated
this following with his blog for the Chicago Tribune, "Off the
Markley," which gets approximately 20,000 page views a month and
includes subject matter covering everything from the perils of
market liberalism to who would win in a fight between a puppy and a
baby. His work for RedEye has made him one of its most popular
columnists in the most widely circulated newspaper in Chicago. In
addition to the Tribune and RedEye, Markley's work has appeared in
The Week, Weber: A Study of the Contemporary West, RadarOnline,
Private Investigator's Magazine, and Cars.com's blog KickingTires.
His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Reader, 10,000 Tons of
Black Ink, and Midnight Times. He has appeared on WGN-TV and "The
Alex and Amy Show" (formerly ChicagoNow Radio), and Radio DePaul.
Exploiting Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and every other social media
advantage, Markley has developed a community of ardent fans,
collecting thousands of emails and Facebook messages in just nine
months of publication.