Mel Marmer lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Piegaro, Italy with Vickie Schafer Aspinwall and their two dogs, Thatcher and Eli. Mel has two daughters and two grandsons. He is an alumnus of the University of The Arts, Philadelphia, with a degree in Graphic Design. He writes poetry, and short stories. He enjoys literature, history, and baseball, and gets (mostly) down with the Phillies.