During a meeting with the writer's workshop recently, someone mentioned the only way they can write is in a quiet room. No distractions, nothing to break their concentration. They assumed that everyone was the same way. Several around the table nodded in ag...
Recently I saw a request from Shawn at Knightmist, looking
for short stories in the horror genre to run in time for Halloween. Checking
the archives, I discovered an old ghost story called “Rituals” that I had
written years ago. Despite a few attempts, this...
most authors, I read a lot, somewhere around 40 novels a year. While I don’t always write a review, at times I’ll enjoy a story
so much that I’m inspired to spread the word. That’s
the case with The Penhallow Train Incident by M.S. Spencer. I’ve read...
It is my great pleasure to host the talented M.S. Spencer on
my blog. Over the last couple of years I’ve
enjoyed a number of her novels where she mixes mystery with enough passion to get your attention. I’m
looking forward to the latest one. Welcome M...
Years ago I was being interviewed for a leadership position with a company that has a reputation for doing things differently. This wasn't the first conversation. I was told to plan on spending most of the day there and I would be interviewed with managers...
Truth be told when it comes to technology, I’m something of
a dinosaur. While I use a computer for my writing, I’m slow to embrace a lot of
the latest and greatest inventions that are supposed to make life easier. I
have a cell phone, but it’s not a smart p...
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.