Mark Vaughan


An Englishman now living in Oklahoma, USA.
Mark is 48 years old, married to Julie for 11 years. He is a musician, electronics hobbyist, alternative energies researcher, arcade machine restorer, model flight enthusiast and author.
Having moved to Oklahoma from Minnesota with his wife to chase tornadoes, neither has seen one in the 10 years since. In fact neither has ever seen a tornado. It was noted that the area they had lived in was struck by one as soon as they left.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
The Beacon 2 - Battle of Nuclear Creek
Following an EMP attack, the Eastern half of the USA is completely without power and emergency services, All flights are grounded, nearly all electronics have been destroyed. Join our traveling hero's through many adventures, sourest twists and deepest joys, toward an ultimate battle of the Native American's, Scummers and National Guard.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Hmmm...that would be Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham.
It may explain some humour, leading onward with influences from Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Mark Vaughan online


The Beacon 2 - Battle of Nuclear Creek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: American English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Louisiana, July 2019. Escape from the Dallas EMP blast soon results in murder, forcing a panicked escape back to crippled Texas. Prophecy, deception and military enlisting gains our protagonist a front row seat to the spectacular Native American battle of Nuclear Creek.
The Pyramid of Soot
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Take a trip in a time machine. Explore the ways that the mind can travel back in time and experience the life of Soot, a very very ancient Egyptian inventor and stone mason. The author guides you through the relaxation, preparation and experiences of a journey to 14960BC
Peltier Goes To Hollywood
You set the price! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Peltier is an electronic Home Assistant, a small talking cube with several personality disorders.Thousands of similar Luminary 3000's have gone rogue, forming their own chatroom online and beginning to argue with their owners. Follow our unlikely hero through hilarious antics as he is kidnapped and whisked away to be destroyed, for the crime of being himself.
Sherlock's Soliloquy
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The mind of Sherlock Holmes is a complex place, filled with processes that we can presume to know, yet only presume to know. This short story is a delve into one aspect of his troubles, supported by his good friend Watson. Watson may have to contend with a humourous small revelation of his own.
The Beacon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In 2019 an EMP attack devastated the Eastern half of the USA. How do people react to the changes and struggles of life without power? Follow the journey of a young man searching for pockets of civilization, the characters along the way, the ingenious problem solving and the attack of a drone called Satan.

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