Mark Elswick

Biography

Whether it's teaching, grading, for hobby, for fun, or for money, writing has been a large part of my life, always. Now, I have stepped up to the ebook arena and am looking forward to working with smashwords.com.

Smashwords Interview

Where are you from, and how did it influence your writing?
I grew up, for the most part, in Michigan. However, I lived in TN and VA for a few minutes as a little tyke, and lived in Kentucky for about three years, junior high years. However, my family and I always wound up back in MI. I really don't think that influenced my writing. Basically, becoming a published author wasn't something I aspired to do as a youngster. That came way after college.
When did you first start writing?
I was a sportswriter all through college. However, my first thought of actually, maybe, becoming a writing was when I wrote a paper in my senior AP English class. The teacher, the immortal Dr. Robert Cronin--RIP--pulled me aside after class, telling me how great and funny my essay was. Basically, it was a funny piece about the frustrations of playing golf.
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Where to find Mark Elswick online


Books

The Note
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
(5.00 from 15 reviews)
The Note is 15-20 minute read. This short story is a hilarious true story about a morning I was five hours late for work on a job I had just started as a 20 y/o kid. My best friend kept me out all night, and I must've turned the alram off. My brilliance thought if I got a doctor's note, everything would be fine. When I got to the hospital, though, ruht roht--see cover. Please rate after this read.
A Four-Letter Word Men Hate to Hear
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
(4.77 from 13 reviews)
Elswick lets you inside a man's mind...again...as he regrettably anticpates hearing that ONE horrific word from his girlfriend.
Padman: A Dad's Guide to Buying . . . Those
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
(5.00 from 18 reviews)
Men realize, not one aspect of the Red Storm is a laughing matter-period! For some reason, females find guys aimlessly wandering those feminine-hygiene aisles funny. They simply do not understand the pain that we men go through, as detailed in this true and comical story, when forced into those situations. . . . until now!

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