Mark S. Bacon began his writing career as a Southern California newspaper reporter covering police and general assignments. Since then he has written TV and radio commercials and print and online advertising as a copywriter. In one job, early in his career, he worked for Knott’s Berry Farm, the large theme park just down the road from Disneyland, where he wrote advertising and participated in special events.
He is the author of several business books. His best selling title, Do-it-Yourself Direct Marketing, was selected by the Book of the Month Club, BusinessWeek Book Club, and Fortune (magazine) Book Club, issued in two subsequent editions, printed in four languages, and named a best business book of the year by the Library Journal.
As an independent journalist he has written stories for The Washington Post, USAir Magazine, The Denver Post, Kansas City Star, Cleveland Plain Dealer, BusinessWeek Online, San Antonio Express-News, Orange Coast and many other publications.
Most recently he was a correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has taught journalism at UNLV, the University of Nevada and Cal Poly University – Pomona. He has a BA in journalism from Fresno State University and an MA in mass media from UNLV.
He doesn’t really use a typewriter.
Contact via email or Twitter: mbaconauthor at g mail dot com or @BaconAuthor
Other books by Mark S. Bacon: