Mark Elswick


Whether it's teaching, grading, for hobby, for fun, or for money, writing has been a large part of my life, always. Now, I have stepped up to the ebook arena and am looking forward to working with

Smashwords Interview

Where are you from, and how did it influence your writing?
I grew up, for the most part, in Michigan. However, I lived in TN and VA for a few minutes as a little tyke, and lived in Kentucky for about three years, junior high years. However, my family and I always wound up back in MI. I really don't think that influenced my writing. Basically, becoming a published author wasn't something I aspired to do as a youngster. That came way after college.
When did you first start writing?
I was a sportswriter all through college. However, my first thought of actually, maybe, becoming a writing was when I wrote a paper in my senior AP English class. The teacher, the immortal Dr. Robert Cronin--RIP--pulled me aside after class, telling me how great and funny my essay was. Basically, it was a funny piece about the frustrations of playing golf.
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Where to find Mark Elswick online


Fatal Fall (book trailer)
Have you met Kyle Trumball? Chances are you have. You may see him on TV. He could be the boy that you read about after Friday’s game. Then, again, he may even play on your son’s team. Feel the potential consequences of a concussion as Mark Elswick magically intertwines fact and fiction. Fatal Fall is fiction today, but tomorrow …


The Note
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
The Note is 15-20 minute read. This short story is a hilarious true story about a morning I was five hours late for work on a job I had just started as a 20 y/o kid. My best friend kept me out all night, and I must've turned the alram off. My brilliance thought if I got a doctor's note, everything would be fine. When I got to the hospital, though, ruht roht--see cover. Please rate after this read.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat short story, "Faith", by Mark Elswick-mostly known for his LOL humor-is available 9-5-13.. While outlet sparks ignite their house, Mom and sister run out; Ty, unknowingly, is stranded upstairs. Will the 6 y/o escape? Will he jump? Brace yourself to become passionately attached. This is a fictional, heart-wrenching story of love and anticipation.
A Four-Letter Word Men Hate to Hear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Elswick lets you inside a man's he regrettably anticpates hearing that ONE horrific word from his girlfriend.
Padman: A Dad's Guide to Buying . . . Those
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Men realize, not one aspect of the Red Storm is a laughing matter-period! For some reason, females find guys aimlessly wandering those feminine-hygiene aisles funny. They simply do not understand the pain that we men go through, as detailed in this true and comical story, when forced into those situations. . . . until now!

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