Mark England


Based in the English North Midlands, Mark England is a writer with a thirst for raw, knuckle-skinned, gritty contemporary shock drama. His material has been much likened to the brass tacked reality of Irvine Welsh and Alan Sillitoe, but with a refreshing blast to his original, modern day storytelling.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I'm very much an early morning person; when my mind is fresh and alert, which in turn always produces my most prolific results. I work in the water industry, which involves about 75 minutes of driving to site in a morning, so it isn't unusual for me to climb out of bed at 4am to knock out a couple of hours of writing before my proper working day begins.
How do you approach cover design?
Like most budding writers, I have a budget to keep to, so my cover design process has been adapted to meet the tight restrains. I usually have an idea in my head and trawl the many stock photo websites for something that strikes me; using a variety of keywords in relation to my vision. It can be a long, very particular process but once I find the right image I can usually buy the correct rights for under £15 and then it's just a matter of adding the relevant additional text.
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Where to find Mark England online


Beneath Ponderösa
Price: Free! Words: 126,070. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Henry Stiffkey is disillusioned with his successful life as a criminal mastermind in London's underworld. Betrayed by his boss and feeling undervalued by his dubious associates, he plans a new life. A secretive, hidden life in witness protection on Belgium's Flanders coast; in a place with a dark and shady history.
This Lonely Incubus
Price: Free! Words: 116,100. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When army special forces hero Paul Cable is critically injured during a covert operation in Afghanistan, he slumps in to the depths of a deep coma. In his hospital bed he discovers himself barely alive in 'The Waiting State'. Joined by a surprise ally he is taken on a torturous journey of the past. One of dark times in an unforgiving place, during the harshest of circumstances.
Price: Free! Words: 131,930. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Detective Chief Inspector George Flaxman is a cop on a collision course with destiny. A man ruling the paranoid Nottinghamshire streets of 1996 with his own set of rules. Rules ingrained with unhinged power, menace, violence and intrinsic corruption. Nobody will stand in the way of him getting what he craves: not the aging hitman, or the world renowned novelist; the TV star in hiding, or the anony

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