Marc and Teton (photo credit: Marilyn Kaplan)

Marc Paul Kaplan, is a native Californian and lives an active life in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a successful career in retail and commercial real estate, Marc turned his focus to writing.

The blossoming author first wrote Over the Edge, a great outdoors story set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Marc spent years in beautiful Jackson Hole, skiing and capturing the uniqueness of the area. His novel portrays a resort just being discovered and some of the best skiers in the world challenging its wild terrain. The two main characters cross paths as they pursue toward and away from violence. The main character is a Vietnam vet whom many Vietnam vet readers found represented their own struggles and goals.

Although Squaw Valley, California is Marc’s go-to ski resort, Marc has traveled throughout the United States for the ultimate ski experience. A week in Cordova, Alaska heliskiing with Points North Heliski ( was a highlight, helicopters dropping him and his skiing group off in the middle of nowhere.

Chasing Klondike Dreams, Marc’s second novel, is again a wilderness adventure, this time in Alaska going back to the Klondike gold rush of 1897. This historical novel shows the brutal depths that the wild can offer as well as—again—the violence in people pushed to their limits,

Jackson Airedale
Our Airedale Jackson

Marc also adores Airedale Terriers. Airedales were bred in Northern England for the man who could only afford one dog to perform the tasks of herding, hunting, guarding and being a loving family pet. Resulting breeding has given pet owners a loyal but independent animal. His two Airedales, Teton and Jackson, served as models for Brutus in Chasing Klondike Dreams.

Marc’s passionate commitment to wildlife and nature has led him to serve for over 30 years on the Board of Directors of the Lindsay Wildlife Experience ( The mission of Lindsay Wildlife is to connect adults and children to wildlife and their environment, and to learn to respect and support wildlife and their habitats.

He shares his love of animals, the outdoors and staying in shape with his wife and grown son.

Currently Marc is working on a sequel to Chasing Klondike Dreams, letting Jared—again with Brutus—pursue his idealism in another snowbound world of conflict.

Contact Marc Paul Kaplan here.

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