Mark Fitzgerald

Biography

I am an unemployed architect. My future, which suits me just fine, will be that of a substitute school teacher, advanced guitarist and instructor of guitar, Volvo restorer and conspiracy theorist. And novelist. Right now, my penchant seems to be short little novels, novellas I guess they are. This is making me quite prolific. I might be in error. Maybe harder work on longer novels is best. I would be delighted to have any feedback on my works. Most of all, please read "The Undergrad" also available at Smashwords.

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Books

He's Making Fun of Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The cover is a total fraud. This is just another book of silly thoughts and rants. Like the much beloved "Beer Money" and "Topless Kid Sister". My sister likes most of these little quips. That's probably why I like her.
Don't Get Fancy Nancy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
I am eleven. I love Nancy. I have loved her for two years already. Spies have kidnapped her parents and brother. We have to rescue them and the only one we can trust to help us is the most unlikely person of all; Steve, the homeless guy with the broken back. Steve the Hobo. Oh.... we have a gun! This is a story for a young teenage reader and adults wanting a quick and nostalgic read. Non-graph
Sociopathy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,110. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A vacation "in country" in the country in a country. Let me leave it at that.
Topless Kid Sister
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The much dreaded and soon reviled follow up to the international (since it is free) bestseller, "Beer Money". Same sort of deal... with a little political ranting. Yes,that is my sister... she still pouts.
Ten for Ten
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 127,000. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
So far I have written ten "works". They are widely varied in terms of subject matter. Nine are novels of varying lengths. One is just a collection of "funny" Facebook posts that I have made over the last year. My novels are just attempts to tell an interesting story. I am an architect with good typing skills. Maybe not a novelist at all. You decide. Don't take off points for spelling or grammer.
Fire Stair
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Old buildings often had two stairs. One ornamental stair that connected all floors at the lobby. All way to the top; dangerously interconnecting every floor to any floor with a fire. They also had a fire stair. In the Burns Building the fires stair also interconnects all the floors;temporally not spatially.In a single day, it is November 22, 1963, 1973 and 1983. Lives are saved. Lives are lost.
Ava
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Ava is a fictional love story built around the form and character of a woman who hitch-hiked a ride from me once. She was in my car five minutes, at the most. None of what happens in this story, really happened. I hope you enjoy it.
Hypnogogic
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I get these dream-like visions/recollections just as I am falling asleep. They seem as real as real life. But they aren't. I hope. Especially the one where I am sure I have killed and buried someone in the past and I fear being discovered. It would be tolerable, these "hypnogogic hallucinations", I have had any waking recollections of my past. I don't. Just what my parent tell me. I am sixteen.
I Could Never Hurt a Kid
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A man seizes an opportunity, rising soley out of chance, to perpetrate a perfect crime; a kidnapping.... of sorts. Getting out of the mess he creates is a bigger challenge than succeeding would have been. Along the way, his victim's father confronts challenges of his own and his own demons. A short little novel about resentment,integrity and not always getting what you wished for.
Viking Camp
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A story about really brave Boy Scouts on an island in a lake in North Texas where it is really hot and there are loads of snakes and bugs and machete wielding drug dealers and Girl Scouts. An adventure story. For all ages.
Arch Enemies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
"Senior", the controlling partner at the firm has "problems"...psychological problems ... paranoia at the least, probably schizophrenia .... and a dubious sense of ethical obligation to his employees. I set out to avenge myself. Vengence. Not a nice thing. Doesn't meet my expectations. Odd, how we can find love.
I am John Galt
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
One man's efforts to raise awareness of the vileness and the vulnerability of the "right wing" in America, by "unspeakable" acts, leads to an outcome he could never have expected. A short novel about politics and passion and betrayal.This isn't an homage to Ayn Rand. Let me say only that Ayn Rand, when she was afflicted with cancer, tried fraudulently to received social assistance. Enough said.
Tug
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What would happen if a man and his "best friend",TUG, drown trying to save daughter/sibling Taylor. Imagine if they are both revived. Imagine if one soul goes on and one returns to the world but the wires got crossed. Can Tug save the family from the soul-less man who was once Dad; whose agenda no longer includes his family and their welfare. Read it and find out.
Beer Money
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,920. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
I call these "neural nuggets": litely battered blather containing no less than %50 humor and %50 percent wisdom. Trace amounts of bullshit. No trans-fat.. anymore. Really,I'm an "out of work archtect," who spends too much time on Facebook trying to be funny. They say I am. So, I am trying to earn "beer money" at least by publishing these. I am not kidding... I can't buy beer. God Bless.
The Undergrad
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,170. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In 1971, Parker was a freshman philosophy student forced to make a pledge of silence by a tyrannical and murderous professor. Twelve years later, his promise will cost him his life and leave three murdered coeds unavenged unless the first real love of his life, a charming, homespun police detective in Fort Worth can vindicate him or divine the philosphical arguement to release him from the pledge.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mark Fitzgerald

  • It Was Snowing on Aug. 10, 2011

    This is really touching. And very well written. Not that I am a judge of good writing. I am publishing too on Smashwords. I think my prose may try to go in this direction.