Richard Marek‘s career in the publishing business began with his positions as an editor at McCall’s magazine and his work at Macmillan publishing starting in 1962. Over the course of his career, Marek was also employed at companies like World Publishing, and Dial Press. Marek ran his own publishing company, Richard Marek Books, from 1977 to 1981. In 1985, Marek began serving as the president of E. P. Dutton, a publishing company in New York, New York. As Marek remarked in an online profile, he has been responsible for editing “well over 300 books”. Marek’s first major piece of writing, Works of Genius (1987), was a novel that dealt with the inner workings of the publishing industry. The novel received praise from several major publications such as The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times Book Review. Marek’s second writing, Here is my Hope: A Book of Healing and Prayer: Inspirational Stories of the John Hopkins Hospital, was co-written with Randi Henderson and was published in 2001.