Mark Beyer


Mark Beyer was born and raised in the Chicago area. He has taught fiction writing at Columbia College Chicago, been a book editor, and worked for many years as a journalist. He has won awards for short story writing (Columbia University Scholastic Competition, 1998) and news features (Florida Association of News Publications, 2004). As the top-selling author for Siren & Muse Publishing, he has drawn attention to small-press publishers, where people work to make strong literature thrive.

Beyer is currently on the road promoting his new novel, "What Beauty," and making notes for his next book. He blogs at

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What Beauty
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 182,280. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A story of art, obsession and ego. Minus Orth walks dogs for a living & sculpts for his life. He’s creating a unique sculpture cycle: Mythical Gods in Their Twilight. He has a girlfriend who’s itching to get married. His friend owns artistic success that’s inspiring and a thorn. Then Minus sees Karen Kosek, a 60s & 70s culture critic, who is now a bag lady. Or is she? This mystery he must unravel.
The Village Wit
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 221,380. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
American Richard Bentley settles in rural England, looking for the contented life of a bookshop keeper. His wife of fourteen years has left him out of marital boredom, so Heath-on-the-Wold seems the ideal place to get lost in work and forget the past. Bentley hires Peggy White, a mid-forties townswoman who is his match in sass and intellect. Soon the rules of attraction change everything.

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