Mark Alan

Biography

Mark Alan is a transport refrigeration mechanic by trade, a skill learned while serving in the US Navy, and has worked the night shift, on the docks in Tacoma, Washington since leaving active duty. Mark has been married for 34 years to his junior high school sweetheart and has two sons and four grandchildren.

His interests away from the keyboard are wide-ranging and diverse and include; travel, golf, hiking, photography, fly tying, art and Airsoft to name a few. He has designed and built a line of Airsoft eye protection that he has deemed “The World’s Finest Airsoft Goggle” they have been sold in sixty-two different countries and counting. He is known throughout the Airsoft world as Bitter End; his Airsoft exploits can be followed on his team site Six-Airsoft and on his Facebook page.

Mark is always pushing his own boundaries when he creates a new piece of art and has sculpted and sold over 50 one of a kind fantasy characters. Some of his favorite pieces of art were fashioned by Mother Nature herself and just require a small modification such as gourd and pine needles pieces. Other examples require just a bit more manipulation like leather sculptures.

Marks first book was first published in 2000, an illustrated golf humor book entitled “The Official Rules the USGA Hoped You Wouldn’t Find Out About,” co-authored by longtime golf partner DonnieV; an entertaining look how most of us hacker play the game.

Sleeper Cell – Made in America Book One is the first book of this series. If you liked this book, please return to your favorite online retailer and leave a positive review and comment, it is much appreciated!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am amazed at the direction that the characters take the story line. Sometimes there are some completely unexpected turns that I didn't see coming.

I experience the same thing when I sculpt... there is always a little character trying to escape my lump of clay! It's always exciting to see them set free!
What do your fans mean to you?
In 2000 I wrote and illustrated a golf joke book; I had a blast coming up the main character "Bob Hacker." There was never really a lot of feedback because of the distribution system we used at the time.

This is my first attempt at at fiction (or anything like this for that matter) so I'm hoping that it is well received! I loved writing it and am working on book two.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Mark Alan online


Books

Sleeper Cell - Made in America Book One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,400. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Designed to be the ultimate weapon by a shadow government, a clandestine group of Marine commandos have been implanted with nano-technology. The nano-bots were injected into the warriors using a laced flu vaccination. Hospital Corpsman, Senior Chief “Doc” Sullivan, discovered these implant as the men of his unit began killing world leaders. It’s now a race to derail and stop those responsible.

Mark Alan's tag cloud

action    adventure    military    shadow government    shtf    teotwawki