Mark Pannebecker


I'm an author of literary fiction and the founder of the St. Louis Indie Book Fair.

I'm trying KDP for Book V, The Hierophant and Book VI, The Lovers, so those titles won't be listed here. You can go to my website or Amazon ( for copies. Thank you.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When my characters start telling me what to do.
What do your fans mean to you?
I try to welcome all views of my work with humility, but I must admit my ego does like the fans more...
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Where to find Mark Pannebecker online


A Fool's Journey
A Fool’s Journey is a 21-part series of novelettes inspired by Major Arcana of the Tarot. If you believe in fate, you might say Benjamin Porter, the protagonist, is destined to play the role of the Fool. But he’s no court jester. He is a soul untethered by conventional boundaries and relationships, his journey through life is illustrative in purpose and curious by nature. With a perceptive, inquisitive approach, “A Fool’s Journey” explores questions we all have through the eyes of a single, modern man. Connecting the ancient arts with the sensuality and violence of contemporary America, the story imagines a life well lived as a roadmap to a personal nirvana.


A Fool's Journey: Book IV, The Emperor
Series: A Fool's Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Benjamin Porter is on the company's fast-track and not all the power brokers are pleased.
A Fool's Journey: Book III, The Empress
Series: A Fool's Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Porter is solitary, brooding, and insecure after his recent betrayals. But in the spring, when Benjamin meets Emma Patricce, the head ornamental horticulturist at Patricce’s Nursery, his journey takes a decisive turn. But the first woman Ben has ever loved can only cultivate his mind and spirit so far; the rest is up to him.
A Fool's Journey: Book II, The High Priestess
Series: A Fool's Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction » Coming of age
When awkward 17-year-old Benjamin Porter gets seduced by the voluptuous actor Joan Ponti, a teenager herself from another school he meets at work, he feels he may have found his calling walking the boards. But the intrigue, lies, and manipulation off stage in Joan's scripted thespian world may portend tragedy for Ben.
A Fool's Journey: Book I, The Magician
Series: A Fool's Journey, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,420. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Benjamin Porter, an attractive, skinny, clean-cut, bespectacled 15-year-old is drawn to an outlaw motorcycle gang whose senior member lives across the street on the cul-de-sac of his quiet suburban neighborhood. Before he learns of the destructive nature of misused power, Ben will turn ugly.
Fraternity of Fractures
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,920. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Phoenix and Justin Sunder are master cat burglars and best friends until Dylan Panicosky enters their circle of hedonism and crime. Set in the blighted city of St. Louis in the ‘80s, Fraternity of Fractures is a love triangle played out in an urban setting full of nocturnal decadence and danger, with all the players fractured in their own way.

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