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Marc Hess


Marc Hess

Marc Hess has lived in Fredericksburg long enough to see that old, rock-rimmed German farming community morph into a chic, new-age tourist destination. Raised in Hawaii and educated in the Northeast, Marc has held publisher-level roles with iconic titles such as The Old Farmer’s AlmanacYankee, Aloha and Alaska Magazine. He also serves/ed as editor of such obscure titles as Schutzhund USA and Milberger’s Gardening South Texas. As founding publisher of The Insider’s Guide to the Texas Hills,  Marc lead a talented editorial team that dug into the soul of this recently discovered region and contributed to the early development of the tourist industry here.

Marc holds a BS from RIT with a major in Typography. (Typography?) He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Writer’s League of Texas.

Marc Hess

Books by Marc Hess

by Marc Hess - Fiction

The Gillespie County Fair, the oldest fair in Texas, looms insistently over the shoulder of Marc Hess' new novel. As rampant land development and tourist money begin to transform the old German farming community of Fredericksburg, two intermarried pioneer families lock in a life-and-death struggle over the sale of their homestead. Their vicious feud in an otherwise harmonious and bucolic community leads to the demise of two pioneer families and culminates in the triumph of one hard-headed young girl. This book delves into the clash of new wealth and ingrained poverty as rural Texas grapples with a changing world. In a short period of time, the town of Fredericksburg has morphed from a rock-rimmed farming community into the chic tourist destination that it is today.