Mark Jenkins


I wanted to be a lawyer almost my entire life. In much the way professional athletes can't believe they get paid to play the game they love, I can't believe I get paid to advocate for others.

I grew up a blissfully ignorant and stubborn child. I was the kid who would disobey teachers just because. I refused to read and would instead fish, hike, or play video games. I am sure my parents doubted whether I would ever make anything of myself. Now, after two decades of work, I find myself on a long-needed sabbatical. Writing is giving me the chance to work out the lessons I have learned thus far and to evaluate where I want to go next.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
As an attorney, I write almost every day. I recently took a sabbatical and began trying to write fiction as a way to fill my time. What I found was that I had a story that needed to be told and, until I did, I couldn't write anything else. So, I wrote the first draft of The Sepia Girl in one marathon sitting. Getting that out of my system was a tremendous relief for me and, oddly enough, helped me deal with the issues I had confronted in that story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After writing The Sepia Girl, I felt like I had written something that could help other people. But it was very personal and I knew that I couldn't tolerate the usual publication routes of submitting it to journals, waiting for months, and hoping that someone wanted it. Later at night than I care to admit, I came across an indie publishing site and on a whim I submitted it. I had my first sale that day. After a few months, hundreds of people had downloaded my book. The ability to get a story out there so quickly and to have control over it and how it's presented is an amazing blessing.
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From 150 to 179 on the LSAT
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - LSAT, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Legal
A 29-point improvement on the LSAT? Jenkins did it and in this book he explains how. Straight-forward advice on the LSAT and a reminder that - no matter how important it seems now - the LSAT is only one step along the road. (One that will be forgotten once law school begins.) Lots of authors claim LSAT expertise. Jenkins put his score report on the cover.

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