About Me

Hi, I’m Marc Criley! Having been an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction for well over forty years, I finally decided to try my hand at it. After about three years of writing and submitting, starting when I was 53, I got my first semi-pro sale. Since then a few more have followed. And I joined Codex and SFWA!

I recently early-retired from a career as a software developer; so that’s freed up a bunch of time to do more writing and to pursue interests that were relegated to the back burner for many years.

My wife and I manage a menagerie of cats at our home in North Alabama. When I’m not writing or working on keeping the place up, my wife and I enjoy both the rural life of Cedar Gap Mountain and the arts & tech of nearby Huntsville.

Our dog of fifteen years, Tammy, recently passed, so we’re still working through that loss. Tammy was always my faithful companion for weekly hikes up on the mountain, and a good listener for my story drafts.


Trust me, it’s never too late to start writing.