Marcus Sikora Pens Popular Children’s Book

Marcus Sikora keeps adding to his list of talents—actor, singer, and now author. The 25-year-old’s first children’s book, Black Day: The Monster Rock Band, released in 2015 to positive reviews.

Set on Halloween night, the story centers on Brad, a boy who dreams of being a rock star. He stumbles on a group of monsters playing together, but they don’t want a human in the band. While Brad works to change their minds, he also discovers they are facing their own challenges.

Marcus created conceptual drawings for illustrator Noah Witchell, who also helped Marcus and his family develop an animated DVD of the book. Marcus even co-wrote lyrics and sang lead vocals for the song “We are the Band (Black Day).”

Marcus’ mother, Mardra, helps put her son’s words and thoughts on paper, but she emphasizes that credit for the story and the accolades belong 100% to Marcus.

“I’m delightfully surprised at how people have taken it and read it and are appreciating it and opening conversations beyond what I even imagined. Marcus is an exceptional teacher,” she says.

The Sikora family lives in Omaha, Nebraska, but made a special trip with several friends to attended Global’s 2015 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, and lend their support to Global’s fundraising efforts.

Already contemplating a sequel, it doesn’t look like Marcus will be slowing down any time soon. You can find out more about Marcus and buy his book at

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