Marlon McCaulsky, originally from Brooklyn, New York, was raised in St. Petersburg Florida. His publications include The Pink Palace, From Vixen 2 Diva, The Pink Palace II: Money, Power, & Sex, Love & Life, and The Freak Files Reloaded. He is a 2010 African American Literary Award Nominee for his story "My Boo" in Romance for the Streets. Marlon is a screenplay writer and producer at Creative Genius Films. Used to Temporary Happiness is his debut independent film. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.