Mark Bego is the author of 61 published books on rock & roll, country music, and show business. He has been called “The Number One Best-Selling Pop Biographer” in Publisher’s Weekly, and has been referred to in the press as “The Prince of Pop Music Bio’s.” With over 10 million copies of his books in print, Bego has written two New York Times best-selling books (Michael! [Jackson] and Leonardo DiCaprio: Romantic Hero), and a Chicago Tribune best-seller (Dancing in the Street: Confessions of a Motown Diva with Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas). He is the author of the award-winning novelMurder at Motor City Records (2012). His hit books have included Madonna: Blonde Ambition (1993), Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (2012), and Elton John: The Bitch is Back (2009).
Author Mark Bego has just been announced as the winner of two awards in the annual Paris Book Festival 2013. His first novel “Murder at Motor City Records” has won an award in the “General Fiction” category, and his adventurous memoir “Paperback Writer” has won an award in the “Wild Card” category.
The awards are given each year for excellence in writing that has an international scope. Some of the key scenes in “Murder at Motor City Records” take place in Paris and Salzburg. And, in “Paperback Writer” Bego recounts his adventures with Mary Wilson of The Supremes in Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Monte Carlo.
Additionally, Bego’s latest publication, the collector’s magazine “Leonardo DiCaprio: Movie Idol” (from event Bookazines) has arrived on newsstands in time for the new film “The Great Gatsby,” and his new book, “Burning Bridges” with Glen Campbell’s daughter Debby is due out in October 2013.
Legendary musician Glen Campbell has announced a number of appearances surrounding the arrival of his remarkable new Surfdog Records release, Ghost On The Canvas. The album – which marks the iconic singer/guitarist/songwriter’s final studio recording – arrives everywhere on August 30th.