Wally Wood

Marian Burk Wood


Wally Wood’s first mystery is Death in a Family Business. It’s 1986, and Tommy Lovell’s dream restaurant has failed, taking his marriage with it. When a family friend asks for help saving his struggling store in a dying Massachusetts town, Tommy tags along with his dad, hoping for a bit of romance and a chance to fly his father’s Cessna. Then the friend’s motorcycle ride ends in tragedy. As father and son uncover theft and deception in the victim’s business, their suspicions put them in unexpected danger.

In Wally’s debut novel Getting Oriented, private dramas provoke crises and life-changing decisions when Phil Fletcher guides ten Americans through Japan. (Publishers Weekly liked the book.)

In Wally’s second novel, The Girl in the Photo, a brother and sister discover a secret after their father’s death: a photo of a young woman who was his lover decades before and half a world away. The Midwest Book Review recommends this novel

A member of the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors, and an active SCORE volunteer, Wally holds an M.A. in creative writing from City University of New York and a B.A. in philosophy from Columbia University. 

Read more about books and writing on his blog The Mysteries of Writing. Wally also maintains a blog about fiction and things Japanese.


Marian Burk Wood is the author of two internationally-known college textbooks about marketing:

  1. *The Marketing Plan Handbook (Pearson Education) - 5th edition

  1. * Essential Guide to Marketing Planning (Pearson Education) - 4th edition

Her new genealogy book is Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past, a step-by-step guide to organizing, preserving, and passing family history materials to the next generation and beyond.

Marian earned an M.B.A. in marketing from Long Island University in New York and a B.A. from the City University of New York.  Her marketing background includes vice-presidential level positions in banking, retailing, and a nonprofit.

Please visit her US marketing blog and European marketing blog for updates about the world of marketing, including posts about concepts, companies and technologies.

Marian blogs about her genealogy experiences at Climbing My Family Tree. Her genealogy presentations include: “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past,” “Genealogy: Free or Fee?,” “Using Facebook for Genealogy,” and “Using Find-a-Grave for Genealogy.”

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