Mark Ellott


Mark Ellott is a freelance trainer and assessor working primarily in the rail industry, delivering track safety training and assessment as well as providing consultancy services in competence management.
He is also a part time motorcycle instructor, delivering training for students who require compulsory basic training and direct access courses.
He writes fiction in his spare time. Mostly, his fiction consists of short stories crossing a range of genres. Ransom is his first novel.
Mark has had short stories published previously in ‘The Underdog Anthology’, and has more in the forthcoming anthology ‘Tales the Hollow Bunnies Tell’.
He also has a volume of his own short stories coming soon, entitled ‘Blackjack’.


Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018 by Leg Iron Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Captain Ewan McLeod of the Royal Scots waits by the roadside in Northern France for a carriage. A carriage that carries the man who will send him on his next mission. Perhaps the most dangerous mission he has undertaken, for he is to be sent home to the highlands of his youth and to his estranged family in the service of the crown.
Sinistre (The Morning Cloud Chronicles)
Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 47,730. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017 by Leg Iron Books. Categories: Fiction » Western
Sinistré rides into these stories with a tip of the hat to the Man With No Name and Shane, with an aura of mystery to those who know and love her and a lethal, rapid draw to those who stand against her. Each story unfolds from the viewpoint of someone who comes to know her as a friend; each a life touched by the gunslinger who walks outside of society, riding her own trail.
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 68,940. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017 by Leg Iron Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Twenty-one tales across a range of genres, by the author of ‘Ransom’. Here you will find tales of criminal conspiracy, politics, science-fiction, time travel, ghosts, death, westerns, romance, fantasy, a crossdressing spy and even a Tudor Queen. Mark Ellott flips between genres like a literary polymath, with the same storytelling mastery no matter the subject.
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017 by Leg Iron Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
It’s been several weeks since Stephanie Ross’ partner went missing and she is worried. Was he just on another of his drunken benders or was it something more sinister? Then people start turning up dead on the local railway line. Meanwhile a ransom virus is threatening not only her business but that of her clients. Stephanie is soon fighting to keep her business and her clients... and her life.

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