Denis Markell

DENIS MARKELL before becoming a big time author, has been a playwright, composer/lyricist and written for several sitcoms. He co-wrote a play with Joan Rivers which was produced in Los Angeles and London. He can be seen in the background of her critically acclaimed documentary, looking optimistic.

With all that, the credit that seems to impress people the most is that he wrote an episode of Thundercats.

His wrote two picture books illustrated by his wife Melissa Iwai: The Great Stroller Adventure (Scholastic) Hush, Little Monster (Simon and Shuster, August 2012, starred review, Publisher’s Weekly).

His debut novel, Click Here To Start (Delacorte Press, 2016) was a Junior Library Guild Selection and an Amazon Best Book of the Month. This was followed by The Game Masters Of Garden Place (Delacorte Press, 2018), The Ghost In Apartment 2R (Delacorte Press, 2019) and his newest book The Final Cut (Delacorte Press, 2022)

A lifelong resident of Brooklyn Heights, he lives in a small apartment with his wife and a possibly demonically possessed Shiba Inu named Nikki.