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Mark Love
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This week I had a chance to get together with the writers group. It’s been a while since we gathered, so I was curious as to what progress everyone had made on their individual efforts. It’s a diverse group with a lot of tale...
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Although I’m an avid reader, I have yet to tackle the complete works of William Shakespeare. I’ve enjoyed reading several of his plays and have seen a number of theatrical performances over the years. One of my favorite line...
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At a recent meeting of the writer's group, the discussion turned to characters and how sometimes you need to shake things up a bit. Several people were looking to me for guidance, so I said "Lie to me." Everybody lies. I...
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Talking with some friends the other day, someone asked when I first got started writing fiction. It took me a while to formulate a response. As an avid reader, I've always been intrigued with authors whether it was a short ...
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Earlier this week I was meeting with the writer's group and two questions came up simultaneously. One guy asked about formulas. "I've read every James Bond book Ian Fleming wrote. They were all the same. Bond meets the girl...
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My second novel with Inkspell Publishing is “Vanishing Act” the sequel to “Devious” and you’ll recognize some of the same main characters. Yet each book can be enjoyed on its own. Jamie Richmond, my heroine, is still enthral...
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I've always been an avid reader. If I'm lucky, I'll get through a new book each week. Every once in a while, I pick up a book by somebody I've never heard of but the back cover blurb intrigues me. I usually read a page or tw...
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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the book festival in Ann Arbor. As I'd hoped, it was a great time, talking to many readers who braved the heat wave and were interested in learning more about my novels. It was...
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C'mon down!
While I've only gone to a couple of these as an author, I really enjoy participating in local book festivals. These outdoor events are a lot of fun, especially if the weather is cooperating. This is a great opportunity for r...
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A Chinese philosopher named Lao Tzu had a number of famous quotes. A popular one is 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'. I always liked that one. That seems like the perfect way to describe an author's...
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I'm ready for a picnic!
Okay, it's the middle of May. In some parts of the country, winter is long gone and thoughts are turning to spring. Yesterday the temperatures here in West Michigan were stuck in the forties, with strong gusty winds and the...
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It's my great pleasure today to introduce Bridie Hall. Her latest book, "On The Slopes" was just released and is certain to be another hit. Bridie Hall writes young adult and new adult contemporary stories. She sold her ...
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Occupation
I'm an author, a business professional and a former reporter.
Skills
Writing, editing, training, communications, employee relations.
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Currently
Michigan
Story
Tagline
As a writer, there is nothing like a well told story.
Introduction

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.

Bragging rights
I put myself through college and grad school, have worked a variety of jobs, raised a family with two great sons and so far have been lucky enough to publish 4 novels. I'm diligently working on the next one and have ideas for more. It's every writer's goal to get their stories out there.
Education
  • Central Michigan University
    Human Resources
    Master's degree
  • Concordia University
    Human Resources
    Bachelor's degree
  • Schoolcraft College
    Liberal Arts
    Associates degree.
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Male