Mark Benjamin

Biography

Mark Benjamin is the author of two books - one, in an adult urban fantasy series, The Royal Blood Chronicles; and the second, a short story. Devouring all books he could get his hands on from an early age, he managed to ruin his eyesight by reading (when he should have been asleep) under his bedcovers with a torch (video games had no say in his bad eyesight...okay, maybe a little). His love of books translated to a passion for writing, which he began aged ten (he still has his first juvenile novel to this day).

Currently working for a national bank, his dream job is to be a full-time author, a path he fully took when he sent a sample of his work to a ten-week introductory fiction course funded by an American foundation and conducted worldwide in 2010. Out of the 15 available slots, one was his out of hundreds of thousands of applicants (okay, perhaps a slight exaggeration, but it was advertised in the national dailies).

When not writing his third book or planning literary world domination, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, entertaining his under one-year old daughter, playing on his Playstation (AnnA) and reading (obviously).

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Wow! Talk about a throwback! Wish I could remember the books read in kindergarten (more like read out to me), but early books in my pre-teen years include the Hardy Boys, Famous Five, Secret Seven etc. However, the books that had the biggest impact then (some could say still are) were Animorphs by K. A. Applegate, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction at the ripe old age of ten years old.
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Books

The Curious Case of William Alexander Redwood: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
SHORT STORY Eighteen-year-old Billy wakes up to find himself imprisoned, bound and blindfolded, with no recollection of how he got there. When his captor knocks him out to silence his screams, Billy's memories pursue him into the cruel darkness. With his rise to consciousness, Billy comes to face what has haunted him from childhood, with devastating results.
A Change Of Heart
Series: The Royal Blood Chronicles. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,380. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
*UPDATE: Revised for easier reader compatibility when following the novel's characters* Each choice made in A Change Of Heart sets in motion a turn of devastating events—from love-triangles and fratricide, lust and betrayal, broken dreams and the thirst for power, vengeance and the spilling of blood defines victory.

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666    bloody    christianity    cult    dark    death    devil    disturbing    evil    fantasy    mystery    quick read    short story    thriller    undead    vampire    vampire hunter    vampire slayer   

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