Mark Tullius


Mark Tullius is the author of Unlocking the Cage: Exploring the Motivations of MMA Fighters and dark fiction which includes Ain't No Messiah, Twisted Reunion, 25 Perfect Days: Plus 5 More, Brightside, and the Try Not to Die series. An Ivy League graduate, Mark lists Chuck Palahniuk and Stephen King as the authors who most influence his own writing. He attests that attending Tom Spanbauer's Dangerous Writing workshop marked the turning point in his career. In addition to his writing, Mark is the host of the podcasts, Vicious Whispers and Unlocking.
In 2019 Tullius is releasing Ain't No Messiah, Try Not to Die: In Brightside, and a full-length short story collection.
Mark resides in Southern California with his wife and two children. For more information about Mark's work, he invites you to connect with him on Facebook (, Twitter (@MarkTullius), and Instagram (mark_tullius). You can follow him at
Interviews from Mark's travels can be found on his YouTube channel:

Where to find Mark Tullius online


Brightside (Spanish Edition)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: Spanish. Published: December 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A lo largo y ancho del país, los telépatas son acorralados y enviados al hermoso pueblo de montaña de Brightside. Se les asegura que es un lugar como cualquier otro, probablemente incluso mejor. Siempre y cuando acaten las normas y no se les ocurra marchar. Joe Nolan es uno de los acusados; un hombre que ha pasado toda su vida escuchando lo que los demás se guardaban para sí.
Somber Stroll: Five Horror Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,850. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Included are five somber strolls through what could be any suburban town. Find yourself: an overworked father trying to protect his son an injured construction worker questioning reality a sensitive teenage girl watching a mixed martial arts battle to the death an aging DJ granting a sick girl’s glorious last wish The fifth and final tale is a shocking jaunt through t
Before Brightside: Mandy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
In the first of a series of short stories leading up to Brightside, the protagonist, a teenage Joe Nolan, finds himself in a compromising position. Readers learn that from a young age, people in the telepath's life often assume they know just what he wants, when all along it's he who understands their most personal thoughts and desires. Intended for mature audience.
Price: Free! Words: 75,340. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
They call us Thought Thieves, but it's not like we have a choice. All the sick twisted things rolling around in people's heads, we can't help but hear. That's why they rounded us up, stuck us in this little town. It's to make you feel safe. But they can't keep us here forever. It's Day 100 and it's all gonna end. One way or another, I'm getting out of Brightside.