Born over fifty years ago in Madison, Wisconsin, Marc Newhouse started life as a cellist, became a nurse, and then an English teacher. Upon the death of his mother—who fasted 11 days until her end—the family curse came out: he became a writer.
His first book, a thirty-eight page self-help manual to tell readers how to control the time and place of their death is called Cheat the Nursing Home, and is available through Amazon for the budget-stretching price of 99 cents.
Life, Death and Iguanas is his second book and is a memoir of the life and death of his mother, Frances Newhouse. It was published through Amazon’s Direct Publishing in August 2012.
Marc’s blog, also titled Life, Death and Iguanas, contains additional essays on current (and non-current) events.