Writing

Mark enjoys telling stories through all types of media, not only music and video. His work has been published in a number of print and online anthologies and periodicals. He finds writing a magical experience, where he can conjure up strange worlds, the characters that inhabit them, and adventures for them to experience.

"Dead Air"

From the skies above a zombie-afflicted Alaska, Emily and her husband Rowe lend their firepower to isolated communities facing hordes of undead. Its a simple, survival economy: every bullet they slam into a zombie’s brain nets them more supplies, and more peace of mind. However, when they arrive for their latest gig, things aren’t what they expected….

Featured in Realms of the Undead
ISBN: 1936730707 Type: Novella Genres: Zombie, Horror, Thriller

"Russian Shadows"

Saint Petersburg, 1903. Secret police agent Vasily Dragomirov has done many things in service to his country, but this may be his strangest assignment yet: protecting a scientist whose latest creation tempts the hand of Russia’s national enemies.

Featured in Penny Dread Tales – Vol. Two
ISBN: 0983278261 Type: Short Story Genres: Steampunk, Thriller, Espionage

"Day 483"

A historical horror tale set during the brutal Siege of Leningrad.

Featured in The Best of Every Day Fiction Two
ISBN: 0981058434 Type: Short Story Genres: Historical Horror

"Iron Jack"

A dark, sexually-charged steampunk tale inspired by the Victorian era’s oh-so-delightful marital standards.

Featured in The Red Penny Papers
Type: Short Story Genres: Steampunk, Horror

"The Sounds of a Bygone Future"

An essay for Travis Sivart and Wendy Callahan’s steampunk compilation examining the elusive nature of steampunk music.

Featured in Steampunk for Simpletons
ISBN: 1495923673 Type: Essay Genres: Non-Fiction (Music Interviews and Reviews), Steampunk

"Skull and Trumbones: Music Piracy's Effects on the Independent Musician"

How does music piracy rile and rally steampunk musicians around the world?

Featured on The Steampunk Chronicle
Type: Article Series Genres: Non-Fiction (Music Interviews and Reviews), Steampunk

"Hunting the Future - Part 1"

A Native American hunting party encounters a diabolical machine that threatens their people’s existence.

Featured in Steampunk Tales – Issue Two
Type: Novella Genres: Steampunk, Action

"Hunting the Future - Part 2"

A Native American hunting party encounters a diabolical machine that threatens their people’s existence.

Featured in Steampunk Tales – Issue Three
Type: Novella Genres: Steampunk, Action

"A Grain of Sand"

One man’s invention changes an ancient landscape–and the world forever.

Featured in Steampunk Tales – Issue One
Type: Novella Genres: Steampunk