Allison and Wayne Marks met in a "Canterbury Tales" class at the University of Cincinnati while finishing their degrees in English literature. Today, they spend many an afternoon spinning stories of their own as a husband-and-wife writing duo. Allison enjoys reading, journal writing, and filling her urban garden with morning glories, Shasta daisies, and heirloom tomatoes. Wayne plays fiddle in a local Celtic rock band and writes and records novelty tunes with the group, “The Brothers Marks,” a band played on the Dr. Demento Show. They are the authors of Og’s Ark (Kar-Ben, 2016); A Gefilte Fishy Tale (MB Publishing, 2016); The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story (Kar-Ben, 2017); Benny Feldman’s All-Star Klezmer Band (Green Bean Books, 2020);
The $150,000 Rugelach (Yellow Jacket, 2021); and Tizzy the Dizzy Dreidel (Kar-Ben, 2022). They live in a 100-year-old home in Akron, where they raised twins, Elliott and Claire.