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Mark Love
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Bringing the Heat During a recent discussion with my writer’s group, someone asked me what methods you use to choose the genre. I pointed out that sometimes the author doesn’t choose, the genre chooses him. Confusion was e...
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I'm a mystery nut. While other genres may occasionally distract me, it's mysteries that get my attention right off the bat.  There are some authors, like John Sandford, Lee Child and John Lescroart who spin a great tale and k...
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I'm not a big fan of coincidences. When I'm writing, I might sneak one in occasionally if it fits the moment and my mood. But there's something about a coincidence that often makes me sit back and ask 'Really?' or some other ...
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Somebody far wiser than me once said, "If you want to be a good writer, you have to read."  I've always taken those words to heart, to the point that I have been known to become so engrossed in a good book that my family will...
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Fiction Readers Make Better People!
I have always been a voracious reader.  At times, I'll get so engrossed in a good book that the kitchen could catch fire and I wouldn't notice. As such, I've always believed that readers make better people. Particularly those who read fiction. It takes a ce...
I have always been a voracious reader.  At times, I'll get so engrossed in a good book that the kitchen could catch fire and I wouldn't notice. As such, I've always believed that readers make better people. Particularly those...
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Music sets the tempo
Last week I met with the writer's workshop group. It was a smaller gathering than normal, but interesting nonetheless.  One of the guys mentioned he must have absolute silence when he's writing and he assumed that's the way everyone does. He was befuddled w...
Last week I met with the writer's workshop group. It was a smaller gathering than normal, but interesting nonetheless.  One of the guys mentioned he must have absolute silence when he's writing and he assumed that's the way e...
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Bringing the Heat
Bringing the Heat During a recent discussion with my writer’s group, someone
asked me what methods you use to choose the genre. I pointed out that sometimes
the author doesn’t choose, the genre chooses him. Confusion was evident, so I
gave this explanation....
Bringing the Heat During a recent discussion with my writer’s group, someone asked me what methods you use to choose the genre. I pointed out that sometimes the author doesn’t choose, the genre chooses him. Confusion was e...
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Now on Sale!
I'm a mystery nut. While other genres may occasionally distract me, it's mysteries that get my attention right off the bat.  There are some authors, like John Sandford, Lee Child and John Lescroart who spin a great tale and keep you guessing. I have rein my...
I'm a mystery nut. While other genres may occasionally distract me, it's mysteries that get my attention right off the bat.  There are some authors, like John Sandford, Lee Child and John Lescroart who spin a great tale and k...
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Author Interview and Coincidences
I'm not a big fan of coincidences. When I'm writing, I might sneak one in occasionally if it fits the moment and my mood. But there's something about a coincidence that often makes me sit back and ask 'Really?' or some other words to that effect. In my yout...
I'm not a big fan of coincidences. When I'm writing, I might sneak one in occasionally if it fits the moment and my mood. But there's something about a coincidence that often makes me sit back and ask 'Really?' or some other ...
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A review: The Apple of My Eye
Somebody far wiser than me once said, "If you want to be a good writer, you have to read."  I've always taken those words to heart, to the point that I have been known to become so engrossed in a good book that my family will give up trying to engage me in ...
Somebody far wiser than me once said, "If you want to be a good writer, you have to read."  I've always taken those words to heart, to the point that I have been known to become so engrossed in a good book that my family will...
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Last week I met with the writer's workshop group. It was a smaller gathering than normal, but interesting nonetheless.  One of the guys mentioned he must have absolute silence when he's writing and he assumed that's the way e...
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Somebody wiser than me once said: "Timing is everything!"   And as Pappy Cantrell has been known to mutter, "Sometimes you're good and sometimes you're lucky. And sometimes, it's a little bit of both."  Now, I'm not the kind ...
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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