Mark Fleming


Mark Fleming grew up in Southport, in the Northwest of England, before moving to London in the mid 1980s to work in the film industry. He worked for Rank Films, working on the release of films including Platoon, Robocop, A Chorus Line, The Name of the Rose, and many others.
In 1988 he changed direction, leaving editing to become a visual effects designer / model maker at Shepperton Film Studios, working on films including Batman, Prince of Thieves and Judge Dredd. He directed and produced briefly before moving away from London in the early 2000s.

Mark published his first book, Firework Art (a beautiful picture book exploring the evocative artwork of British fireworks) in 2005. He published his first novel, Challerton, in 2012, and his second, The Call of the Siren, is due for publication in 2013.

FIRE Fascination, Firework and Festival (released June 2013) sees Mark revisit the fireworks theme, with a look at how an ancient autumn fire festival has evolved from its pagan origins to become our modern Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night celebration. Released first as a free pdf e-book, FIRE is a stunning and visual journey through one of Britain's most evocative and lasting traditions.

He has two completed books awaiting publication, The Dew Pond and The Making of...(Street Cleaners) and is currently completing The Ribbon and the Hawk.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favourite all time book has to be Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce. When I first read it, aged perhaps eleven or twelve, I simply enjoyed the story without seeing the deeper meaning. Then, on revisiting the story as an adult, I became enthralled by the beauty of the imagery and the touching and subtle change in relationship between Tom and Hattie, as one aged but the other did not.

I cannot wait to read this book to my own son. Pure magic
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything from humour to non-fiction. I have a wide range of interests.
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