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#076: Marc Watson – Approaching the right small presses for your book and writing in a way that feels right for your life.

February 26, 2021

Marc Watson is an author of genre fiction of all lengths and styles. His works include the novels Death Dresses Poorly, Catching Hell: Journey, and Catching Hell: Destination, as well as having short stories in the collections Enigma Front 5: The Stories we Hide, and A Land Without Mirrors. His newest release, a collection of science-fantasy short stories Between Conversations: Tales From the World of Ryuujin, is available now! He began writing at the age of 15 and continues to be a part-time writing student at Athabasca University. He has been published on flash fiction site (find his stories here) as well as comedy site

Marc lives in Calgary, Alberta. He is a husband and proud father of two. He is an avid outdoors-man, martial artist, baseball player, and lover of all Mexican foods.

In this episode, we go deep into:

  • Managing a job, family and writing
  • Working with publishers and how his second book found a home quickly
  • His decision to go indie for his latest release
  • The inspiration behind his anthology of short stories
  • Trying different genres and having fun experimenting
  • Why Marc doesn’t set writing goals and find out if he persuaded Holly to his POV!
  • Narrating his own audiobook

Connect with Marc:

He can be found at online, as well as on Facebook at, and on twitter at @writewatson.

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