In 2012, Andrew Marx will self-publish a new modern fantasy series Guillotine. Taking place after the events in Getaway, Guillotine follows the hero Shiv – now a solo superhero – on the trail to uncover the cause behind the media-dubbed “Guillotine killings.”
In Part 2, Shiv intends to track the killings back to their source and uncover the true purpose of Guillotine. But when Olivia herself becomes a target, Shiv plays the balancing act between protecting her and using her as bait to draw forth the assassins. As the threats pile up against them, he discovers he may not be able to do both. In Part 1, Shiv enlists the aid of a private investigator, Olivia Lory, who strikes a deal with him: information on Guillotine for information on Shiv himself. Guillotine will be released as a serial in digital formats and compiled into a Complete Series print edition.
Marx returns with a brand new full-length modern fantasy novel Getaway. Taking place before the events in Accidents Happen, Getaway features the return of fan favorite hunter Gunshow as well as the origin of Spyderco and Shiv. In a richly imaginative new novel, the author drops his band of wacky characters into a world where illusion and reality collide. Marx deftly intertwines their individual stories with a chase for the ultimate goal, a prize that will unleash an evil upon the world that it has not seen since the dawn of time…
After an 18-year writing career, Andrew Marx brought together his experience and expertise into the release of Writing a Blockbuster A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Own Book. A long-time advocate of self-publishing as a means of controlling your product and brand, he is delighted with recent changes in the publishing industry that make it easier than ever for an independent author to take the project from conception to publication.
His novella Whisper in the Walls surfaced as a free digital download in May 2011, as well as released in print. The novella is a standalone hero versus villain tale, peering deep into the core of a hero to discover the strength of the man underneath. Whisper in the Walls can be downloaded in EPUB, PDF and other digital formats free at Smashwords.com. It is also available for purchase wherever books are sold.
Marx has a 17-year writing career under the Smart ReMarx banner culminated in the July 20 release of a collection of essays titled Thank You is Implied The Annotated Smart ReMarx. Collecting articles from his entire writing career and from his Smart ReMarx blog, Thank You is Implied is an outstanding combination of news reports, opinions and insights all gift-wrapped in Marx’s unique sense of humor. Each article is annotated with new commentary, citations and the occasional punchline.
In the summer of 2010, Marx released On 21: The Philosophy of Blackjack in a full-color print edition. Previously only available in digital format, On 21 is both a how-to guide to playing blackjack and a frank and illuminating discussion about the what it takes to walk into a casino and walk out a winner. Grounded in proven winning strategies and augmented by a powerful philosophical framework, On 21 The Philosophy of Blackjack includes helpful lessons spread throughout the book, full color visual aids and a detailed chapter index.
Marx completed work on a short novel Accidents Happen in early 2010. The tale escorted the reader into a world just one step off of the familiar path, where the dead are rising and even the heroes are up to something sinister. The first edition included two special back-up short stories, Bare Bones and the previously unannounced A Day in the Life of Sebastian Stanwood, and interior art by Tabitha Worthington. It was published in March 2010.
Marx took thirty years to start his first full length memoir, What Do You Say To The DJ?: A Slightly Phonographic Tale which he co-wrote with Dara Shifrer. A long-time opinion writer for various newspapers under the Smart ReMarx moniker, he finally went rogue and created his own space on the web.
The roots of What Do You Say to the DJ? were seeded when Shifrer and Marx created their first joint project Suedomsa the Magazine. Suedomsa was a monthly eight-page literary magazine that ran for two years and was distributed around the Las Vegas valley. It featured the stylized writing of Shifrer, editorials by Marx, artwork by Tabitha Worthington and articles by other contributors on topics as varied as lost loves and finding peace in Mexico.
The two collaborators reunited to create and contribute to the concert review website www.concert-central.com. Between the two of them, they are responsible for reviewing shows from some 600 bands at over 100 venues in 30 different cities over the last twenty years! It was, in fact, partly the creation of www.concert-central.com that becomes a central cog in the story behind What Do You Say to the DJ?.
The book depicted the real life story of the lives, loves and relationships of the authors during the time that www.concert-central.com came to life. It revolved around the theme of “surviving the time between the end of college and the I’ve-made-it moment…that never seems to arrive” according to their press bio. What Do You Say to the DJ? was released in an Expanded Edition on October 13, 2009. In addition to an introduction by Heather O’Connor, the new edition included twenty pages of new story material and an afterword by Marx. In his own words, “if you’re distracted by weird punctuation, angry at dangling plot points, and startled by ambiguous jumps in chronology, then the least we can do is try to fix it.”