Marty Beaudet is an author, actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has lived in Oregon since 1998 with his husband Chuck. “By A Thread” is his first novel. He is also the author of a novella, Losing Addison, a psychological thriller published in 2011; coauthor of “The Falls” with writer-director Jon Garcia; and has published the absurdist comedy “Senseless Confidential” under the pen-name Martin Bannon.
A native of San José, California, Marty has lived and worked in such diverse places as the Black Forest; Basel, Switzerland; Puerto Rico and among the Cuban population of southern Florida. He studied linguistics at Weber State (College) in Ogden, Utah and later majored in Soviet Studies at Brigham Young University in preparation for a career in intelligence. When he found intelligence to be in short supply he became a writer.
He is fluent in Spanish and German, and has a working knowledge of French, Russian, and Mandarin. He dabbles in various other languages as a hobby.
Professionally, Marty has been a reviews editor for Publish magazine, as well as an associate features editor for the now-defunct PC/Computing magazine, a Ziff Davis publication. Prior to that, he worked at ZD Labs for three years. Filmmaker interest in “Senseless Confidential” led Marty into the world of filmmaking, where he is now directing and editing the adaptation of “Losing Addison,” featuring Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Boxing Helena, Goliath).
As an actor, Marty is represented by Arthouse Talent in Portland, Oregon, where he also co-leads an actors’ workshop called “The Actor Experiment.”
He and Chuck have been together since 1993, and were married in Whistler, British Columbia in 2004.