A veteran of the video game industry, Marlan has worked hands on with mobile and console games at some of the leading tech companies. As a QA tester, he has intimate knowledge of both mobile, PC, and Playstation games. His writing can be seen in the mobile games ROBOCOP, GUN BROS 2, FRONTLINE COMMANDO: WW2, as well as strategy guides for DARK CLOUD 2 and RISE TO HONOR.
His pseudonymously written novel BLOOM: OR, THE UNWRITTEN MEMOIR OF TENNYSON MIDDLEBROOK, won the 2013 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, and his short story DRAINED can be found in the DARK MOON DIGEST horror anthology. He has an upcoming short story, soon to be published in SPACE AND TIME MAGAZINE. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association.