Marcos Bretón is a columnist with the Sacramento Bee. Bretón collaborated with Chicago Cubs star Sammy Sosa on SOSA: An Autobiography (Warner Books, 2000). Bretón was the only West Coast writer to contribute an essay for the Subway Series Reader (Simon & Schuster, 2000). A book of essays on the 2000 World Series between the New York Yankees and New York Mets, the Subway Series Reader included work by David Halberstam, Frank McCourt and George Will. Bretón is a past winner of the Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award, given by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He lives in Sacramento with his wife Jeannie Wong.