Welcome to my website. You’re here because you want to know the answer to the big question; Who Is Marc L Abbott?
Storyteller, writer & director, I am a native New Yorker, lifelong Brooklynite and lover of the arts. I’m a big movie buff, huge fan of horror
My love for writing started in elementary school. It was one of my best outlets for expression and creativeness. Aside from the fact that I got in trouble for doing it during class, it has always been my passion. There is just something really fun and gratifying about creating works of fiction.
I wrote my first screenplay at eighteen and nearly had it picked up by New Line Cinema before I was through with college. The deal ultimately fell through, but it gave me reassurance that I could follow my dream of becoming a professional writer.
After graduating from Clark Atlanta University (94), I returned to New York and wrote several radio dramas for the show Shelf Life with David Wright on WBAI Radio. That experience turned my focus from screen and radio to stage. While I polished up a couple of old college scripts for the stage I spent three years working production on the original Law and Order. That production experience lead to my first independent film A Fly on the Wall (2001) followed by my first stage play A Gamble of Faith (2002).
In 2007 I started my own publishing label, Hobbcat Publishing Inc., where I self published five of my own titles and produced two plays. Titles included: A Gamble of Faith, The Hooky Party, Anthorrorgy, The Dead Syndicate: Trials of the Archnemesis and Etienne and the Stardust Express. Although I had moderate success, and several wonderful reviews of my work, I decided to close Hobbcat Publishing Inc. in 2011 and since then I have been focusing more on writing short fiction and expanding on several series I have wanted to finish writing.
I have branched out onto the NYC Storytelling scene, appearing on stage at Word The Storytelling Show, Best In Show and Tell It Brooklyn where I tell real life stories. It’s another exciting and fun way for me to tell stories and to meet new authors and performers. I also placed third in the first ever When Words Count Retreat Pitch Week competition. An event that certainly taught me a great deal and has helped me refocus my writing efforts.
In 2015, I won both the Moth Story Slam and the GrandSlam in NYC. I also wrote and produced my own solo show Of Cats and Men.
So now you know a little more about me, go and check out the rest of the site. Each page will have information about my books, upcoming appearances and/or plays, the films I have done and, best of all, links to where you can read my short stories and segments from my books. There’s even a new blog, The Angry Ink Spot, where you can read everything from my tips on self publishing to my experiences as a writer. Ask a question and I’ll be sure to answer you back.
Happy reading everyone!
Marc L Abbott