Author’s Warning Last week I had the great good fortune to participate in the
Ann Arbor (Michigan) Book Festival. There were about 50 vendors arranged in
tents along the street in the downtown area. The rain stopped an hour before
the event started, the ski...
The question came up at the writer’s workshop the other day.
‘When are you done?’ How do you know that the story is finished, that you’ve
captured every detail, polished every bit and made it all perfect. I didn’t
have the exact answer. I don’t know if anyo...
I enjoy traveling. It’s
the opportunity to see a different part of the country, meet new people,
experience the sights and sounds and everything that goes with it is very
appealing. It’s a chance to broaden your perspective. This last weekend I was able t...
This is a summer that I've been looking forward to for a long time. Not just because it puts the thoughts of another obnoxious winter so far in my rear view mirror that it's nothing more than a fleeting glimpse, but for the adventure that is waiting just up...
This is the third and final segment to this bit. Which makes sense, since I've only written three of the Jamie Richmond mystery/romance novels to date. While I do have ideas for a couple more, I'm trying to work on the sequel to "Why 319?" because that is ...
time I wrote about the different heat levels that the publisher assigns to
books. So to continue in that vein, here’s an excerpt from the second book in
the series, “Vanishing Act”. This story
is about Jamie’s best friend Linda, who becomes the subje...
Yes, my name really is Mark Love. I am a Michigan native, who up until recently lived in the Metro Detroit area, where crime and corruption always seem to be at the top of everyone's news. So there's always the chance to find something that can trigger a story idea and enough interesting characters to jump start your imagination.
While I have worked in many industries and career paths over the years, one of my passions has always been writing. I was even able to parlay that passion for a while, working as a freelance reporter for a couple of newspapers in the Detroit area. Writing features and hard news helped me hone my talents. But while newspaper worked was interesting and paid a few bills, it was a far cry from the fiction writing that I enjoy the most.
I've always been drawn to mysteries and thrillers, the kind of stories that have a fast pace, that keep you moving and keep you guessing as to what's going to take place next. Mix those in with some elements of crime, perhaps a glimpse of the seedier side and you've got me. So it's always been one of my goals to write stories like that.
- Central Michigan UniversityHuman ResourcesMaster's degree
- Concordia UniversityHuman ResourcesBachelor's degree
- Schoolcraft CollegeLiberal ArtsAssociates degree.