Marty Beaudet is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and communications consultant. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has lived in Damascus, Oregon since 1998 with his husband Chuck. By A Thread is his first published novel. He is also the author of a novella, Losing Addison, a psychological thriller published in 2011.
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. Since 1998 he has been a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant. He also works part time for the U.S. Census Bureau and employs the Oxford comma.
He and Chuck have been together since 1993, and were married in Whistler, British Columbia in 2004. They have been adopted by a cat named Rudy.