Seeing Star Wars at thirteen began a passion for storytelling and adventure that set the tone for not just Marshal’s writing, but his life.
The son of an Air Force fighter pilot, Marshal grew up with a fascination for things military. He spent four years in the Navy and would have stayed in had he been allowed to “winter over” in Antarctica. Marshal trained as a commercial hard hat diver, majored in sculpture in college, lived in a tent for three months at an archaeological dig in New Mexico, and in 2016 stood alongside Sioux Water Protectors at Standing Rock battling the Dakota Access Pipeline.
He spent years doing historical reenactment, learning how real armor worked by fighting in it, swordsmanship from studying historical swordplay. His love of the outdoors and black powder firearms eventually brought him to historical trekking, camping and hiking with only what an 18th century woodsman would carry.
His stories and writing are fueled by these passions.
In 2008, he got involved in the Steampunk community and his first book, “The Tomahawk Incident” began. In 2017, he joined the Prentis Literary Agency and the next phase of his journey as a writer began, the quest to get published.
2018 has been a big year for Marshal. Tomahawk Incident is out to publishers and he's finished the rough draft of the second book in the series. His documentary about his experience at Standing Rock, "Four Days in December," won the award for Best Short Documentary Film at the Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival (STIFF).
Marshal lives in Edmonds, Washington with his wife Jenn.