Mark Tullius

Biography

Mark Tullius is the author of 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader’s Best Indie Books for 2013. 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 25 Perfect Days, Mark is the published author of five books and over two dozen short stories. His blog addresses a wide range of topics including mental health, fitness, parenting, and social issues; one of his blogs was featured by the NoH8 Campaign.
Mark’s passion for martial arts once had him competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). When head injuries sidelined his training, Mark launched a project called Unlocking the Cage that merges his love of the martial arts, his talent for writing, and his sociology degree from Brown University. In October 2014, Mark was invited to guest lecture on the Sociology of Martial Arts at his alma mater.
Unlocking the Cage is a sociological study of why fighters are drawn to the sport of MMA, and why, despite actual and potential injuries, they continue to climb into the cage. Mark has traveled to 25 states, visited over 130 gyms, and 400 fighters from very diverse backgrounds. UTC is due to be released in 2016. Interviews from Mark’s travels can be found on his YouTube channel.
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, and Instagram.

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Books

Before Brightside: Mandy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,830. 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.
25 Perfect Days: Plus 5 More
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,360. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
25 Perfect Days, named one of IndieReader's Best Indie Books for 2013, just got better with the addition of 5 More Perfect Days. A totalitarian state doesn't just happen overnight. It's a slow, dangerous slide. 25 Perfect Days Plus 5 More chronicles the path into a hellish future and captures the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and eventually overcome this dystopian nightmare.
Twisted Reunion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,000. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Plunge deep into darkness with 28 terrifying tales. Explore heartache, happiness, and horror in this collection composed of all the stories in Each Dawn I Die, Every One's Lethal, and Repackaged Presents, plus two bonus stories.
Try Not to Die: At Grandma's House #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,590. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Are You Ready to Try Not to Die? It's Grandma's House - quiet, cozy, nestled on a mountain in West Virginia. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, actually. Horrific accidents, despicable creatures, a vile beast, and detestable grandparents leap off of the pages. So watch your back and choose wisely. One misstep will get you and your little sister killed. Grab a copy and try not to die today!
30-Day Program
Price: Free! Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A short story from the companion novella, 5 More Perfect Days. The year is 2048 and 15 year-old, Gabriel, is one warning away from being taken to a Retraining Center and forced into a 30-Day program.
Every Precious Second
Price: Free! Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about an old man who tries to slow down time for his dying wife. A blog by the author trying to understand life.
Brightside
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,920. 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.

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