Marcus Heidl was born in December of 1973 in Aarhus, Denmark to British parents. As lawyers for a Danish merchant marine conglomerate, Marcus and his brother Michael were raised with a mix of British and Danish traditions before eventually submersing themselves in a Canadian identity after emigrating to that country in the early 80s.

He received a degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and operated an architectural business in Victoria for nearly twenty-five years, while somehow finding time to write his first novel.

On The Fenceline, began as a simple recounting of a friend’s family history but eventually it morphed into a grandma-killer crime thriller.

His second novel DrR, is expected to be out in late 2022.

He currently lives on a small island bounded by the schedule of weather, waves and the tempestuous uncertainty of a certain ferry captain, which his family members all agree, is the way they like it.


His main interest in life is not his family. They are no longer averse to this idea–Marcus believes this to be a true statement and since he is currently writing this, the keyboard has the last word. No, he is simply not that loyal. Instead, his love lies in hiking anywhere that contains ancient trees or vast deserts. Mint vodka is always nice companion.