Mark Rice


Hi There I'm Mark Rice (nee Rogers), born back in the last century and it often feels that way. I enjoy writing and have kept a daily diary for years and over time I would have experiences I felt should be shared and possibly live on beyond my days on this planet. So I have written a several books of short stories and have a few longer stories. I have joined the blogging brigade in 2014 and you can find most of my postings on I hope if you read my books you'll enjoy them and feel free to communicate with me via the blog.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I started writing stories because I have a poor memory and thought I'd save interesting incidents, ideas and thoughts rather than let them occur and then vanish into thin air! I enjoyed English at school and had an encouraging teacher for my early teenage years but then encountered the opposite type of teacher in my later years and he almost single hand'dley robbed me of my confidence and self belief. Isn't strange how strangers opinions matter more than family opinions? Anyway I kept a small flame lit inside me and began to write for my own purposes about 20 years ago.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm honoured to have readers of my work and am eternally grateful to you folk who used UP some of your own precious time to sit down and read my work. Thank you so much.
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Where to find Mark Rice online

Where to buy in print


Murder in Mapalomas
Murder in Maspalomas is a simple tale of guy helps pal, pal gets murdered, gang chase remaining guy. Who dies in the end? Who gets the money? Enjoy a thrilling slow burner of a story.


Murder in Maspalomas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,270. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
A crime novel that starts in Dublin, Ireland but with tension building shifts to the Canary Islands, off the African coast . Matt had a deal go bad and had to get out of the country fast so he took a holiday in the far away Canary Islands gambling that the criminal gang wouldn’t follow for such a small debt. How wrong could he be?

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