Mark P Sadler


Growing up in England gave Sadler a different perspective on life in America, but he assimilated quickly. He attended college in Big Sandy, TX, as a journalism major, in 1975 and then spent eighteen years in Oklahoma City writing for the OKC Sports Fan Forum, and then occasionally free-lancing articles for newspapers in Oklahoma and Arizona.
Sadler fed his yen to be a writer while working primarily in the debt-collection field. After a divorce he ended up on a mind-clearing hike on the Appalachian Trail which spawned the idea for “Blood on His Hands”, a novel that follows an Oklahoma rough-neck on a wild chase leading to a face-off on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.
Sadler now resides in Tucson, AZ where he is currently working on a series of police thrillers featuring his new character, Nate Duarte, a detective in the Sex Crimes Division of the Tucson Police Department.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small village in England to a family that had hundreds of books. I read grades above my age and always knew that at some time would write my own. Having few children in the village to play with I was left to my own imagination and I read constantly. even after lights-out with a flashlight under the bedcovers.
When did you first start writing?
In English grade school you write essays - not 3-4 paragraphs but several pages. It was probably the 'What I Did During Summer Holiday' type of stories but I do recall one essay that I believe my mother still has describing a train journey from our little village to the nearest city as I described the changing scenery from the window. Even I recognized as I read it that this was something special. I used the same technique in 'Blood on His Hands' during the bus ride from Las Vegas to Atlanta
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Blood on His Hands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Michael Renton's life seemed to end the moment he pulled the trigger sending his unfaithful wife and her lover into oblivion. On the lam, his journey takes him from rural Oklahoma to the glitz of Las Vegas to northern Georgia on to the Appalachian Trail.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mark P Sadler

  • Witch of the Bayou on Feb. 12, 2012

    Amelia is an enchantress rather than a witch, a red-haired vixen that naturally conjurs up the dark powers in a futile attempt to fight the iniquity of her father, the devil incarnate,a smiling wolf-in-sheep's-clothing to the townsfolk during the day and the perverse molester in her bed at night. This incestuous relationship increases after poor Maman dies and Amelia tries to escape the clutches of her father for a taste of true backwoods Canjun love. That the story starts of with the discovery of poor Amelia's body lets us know that darkness begats darkness. We gladly follow Kelly's sparkling diamond of a tale as she drags us through the muck and mire of Louisiana's snake-ridden swamps hoping for "a little Canjun recompense" of our own.