Mark Richard Masters


Mark Richard Masters was born in Northern California, but his family moved to Oregon when he was very young. After they finally settled down in a very small town, his family fractured. Shortly after that Mark began to write. For many years he would alternate between writing and not. Finally he decided to try to make money off of his hobby.

Mark has appeared in AlienSkin and PurpleVerse.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started at a young age. No, not 2 or 3, but close. I was about 6 and I wrote and sketched my own comic book, and I have been writing on and off since then.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Most of what I have published so far is electronic Chapbooks, or short stories. But I have been working on a Medieval Style Fantasy that will make novel length.
Read more of this interview.


The Christian Crucifixion Confusion Answered
Price: Free! Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Islam / Koran & Sacred Writings
Have you seen the YouTube video? Do you wonder how a Christian would respond? Wonder no more!
Moments in Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Here you will find 5 short stories to challenge you, chill you, and make you squirm.
Robert's Journal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
What would it be like to be an average guy in a small town? What if that small town was overrun by zombies? Is it possible to survive? Would it change you? What would your quality of life be like? These are several questions that Robert never considered, until the day that he found himself and others he knew in the fight for their lives.
Catho and Proty: A Discourse Between Zealots
Price: Free! Words: 60,500. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
(1.00 from 1 review)
This is a discussion held via messaging held on a popular social media between a Catholic and a Non-Denominational Christian. It is intended for information and not to influence you.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 690. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In this chapbook you will find a series of poems about a messed up relationship. Do you dare read it? Do you dare explore its dark depths? Will you find you and your loved ones in it? Or do you back away from this work, because it may be the mirror to show the darkness in your soul?
Lights, Cameras, Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Welcome to Lights, Cameras, Horror. This little piece of work holds 2 flash fiction stories and 5 action based horror poetry.
Birth of the Guardian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If you ran across an Alien would you help it? What if doing so would change your world forever?
With These Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
What would you give up to see? What would you be willing to go through?
Dire Vision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Be careful who's emotions you play with. Be careful who you hurt. Or be prepared to live with the results. Just ask Allen.
The Cursed Knife
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Screenplays » Horror
Four friends go on a walking road trip into their worst nightmare.
Justice for Ashley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Some crimes go unpunished. Some crimes get a slap on the wrist. And some crimes, some crimes the dead give out the justice. Though based on a true story, this is a work of fiction.
Fatal Vision
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
What if you thought you could kill with your eyes? What if it was true? What if no one believed you?
Jesus Chapbook
Series: Christian Poetry, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Here is a collection of poems dedicated to God the Father and Jesus or about them. May it edify you greatly.
Poetic Mythology 101
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
This is a poetry chapbook marries Poetry with Mythology. Enjoy.
A Call to Witness
Series: Christian Poetry, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
This poetry echapbook is both a call to witness and an attempt to encourage others witness.
Small Town Poet
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This a work of poetry. It is also poems about me and my heart. Each poem it true.
Ghost of a Chance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
What would you do if you were the victim of a accident at a lab? What if the accident had killed you? What if you didn't know that you were even dead?
Things Unsaid
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Would you allow your lover, who happens to be a vampire turn you? This flash fiction answers that question.
The SideShow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Welcome to the SideShow. This is a very special poetry chapbook. The poems are in order, horror, and ready to shock you. Are you able to read it all the way through without a reaction?
Returning to God
Series: Christian Poetry, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
This is a Poetry chapbook about my finding God, becoming estranged, and then returning to the church that showed my more about God than any other church I had been to before.
As Seen In
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is an Anthology of poems and short stories that have appeared in Ezine and Webzines. Each one is of the Horror genre. As they have appeared elsewhere I am giving this away for free.
Trial of the Innocent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
What would you do if you were convicted of murder? Would you deny it? Would you brag about it? Would it make a difference if you really were innocent? How would you react then? These are questions that this long poem seeks to answer.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mark Richard Masters

  • That Living Feeling on Jan. 24, 2013

    While I am not a fan of "Gay" stories my complaints as it were with this story is not that. There are some things that distract from the story starting at page 1. If it were not for these I would call this an excellent short story. I would even be tempted to recommend it to others.
  • Haiku Moments on Jan. 30, 2013

    I nice collection of non-rhyming micro poems. However that is the problem. All my research says that Haiku are suppose to have a jaxposition between lines 1 and 3. I did not see that in any of these, so I find it hard to view them as Haiku.