Marcus Brotherton is a New York Times bestselling author and collaborative writer known for his books with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel.
His books include the widely-acclaimed Shifty’s War, We Who Are Alive & Remain, A Company of Heroes, and Feast for Thieves.
Marcus’ newest book, Blaze of Light, a biography about Green Beret Army medic Gary Beikirch, (who received the Medal of Honor for his actions of valor during the siege of Dak Seang), has just been released to widespread acclaim.
Coauthored and collaborative works include books with the elite WWII paratroopers featured in HBO’s Band of Brothers miniseries, the elite WWII Marines featured in HBO’s The Pacific, Oscar-nominated actor turned advocate Gary ‘Lieutenant Dan’ Sinise, theologian and minister 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, Alabama restaurateur and Civil Rights activist Martha Hawkins, fashion journalist Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, internationally bestselling historian Adam Makos, humanitarians Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter, actor and producer Shawn Hoffman, Bronze Star winner Colonel Susan Luz, humanitarian Susan Scott Krabacher, 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.
His commendations include the Christy Award for writing excellence, an Editor’s Choice distinction from the Historical Novel Society, an ECPA Medallion of Excellence, and the Christopher Award for literature that “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”
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.