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Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander

One funky fresh acrobatic and adrenaline loving author who believes in pursuing dreams and thinking outside the box.

‘Read more, play more, do more and chase life with a furious appetite.’

Marcus Alexander is Puffin's author of the Keeper of the Realms fantasy series. He's an action and adrenaline junkie with a background in gymnastics, parkour, pro-fighting, snowboarding, climbing and sandboarding.

Marcus is also a champion of literacy and has built a strong reputation for inspiring today's youth to put aside their smart devices and pick up a book.

Marcus offers talks to students from KS3 to KS5. His presentations focus on his travels and adventures; from hiking across frozen waterfalls, sandboarding in the Sahara and fighting in the Golden Triangle (and more!) to illustrate his points. The crux of his events centre upon the need to think outside the box, the necessity of imagination and overcoming fears to develop confidence.

Marcus has had a wild and unusual life, other than his career as an author he has owned businesses abroad, been a sailor, a fighter, a dancer, a PT, a restaurateur, worked for property developers and traveled the world as a chef.

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Testimonials from Teachers

"He was fantastic! The day went really well."

– Abby Gorman, Literacy Coordinator, Coopers School

"For many young people Marcus overturns all expectations of writer; he’s into extreme sports, travels the world and knows martial arts – he’s cool"

– Scribblers Tour

"…so inspired…the best author I have met!"

– St Hubert’s Catholic School

"The schools loved him and (the teacher) couldn’t tell me enough how inspiring you were, especially for the boys…" Pop Up

"…Marcus engaged and ignited the children’s imaginations with tales of his own adventures, whilst encouraging them to imagine a world of fantasy and adventure. He truly inspired every child and they certainly had an unforgettable day…"

– St George’s College

"…He was so enthusiastic – he was a performer as well as an author…"

– St Albans School

"…a fabulous day with a free-running ‘cool dude’…"

– Chancellors

"…got boys back to reading!"

– Dubai British School

"…the students loved his presentation!"

– Suffolk New Academy

“If anyone can make reading exciting for youngsters, it’s writer Marcus Alexander.”

– The Star

"…One of my favourite fantasy novels as it is fast-paced and has included my favourite mythical creature, the mighty and daring dragons…"

– The Guardian, Reviews by Kids for Kids

"He motivated us to follow our dreams and conquer our fears…he was an incredible speaker with amazing stories to tell…"

– City of London School for Girls​

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