Mark Lind-Hanson


Mark Lind-Hanson is a guitarist, songwriter, and composer, born in San Francisco, and lives somewhere in Silicon Valley.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up between the SF Peninsula and Hawaii, where I spent several years of my childhood. I'd say that Hawaii influenced the way I deal with people a lot more than it did my writing, but in terms of my writing, it fostered a sense of individuality and imagination which I am sure could not have blossomed on the mainland. And the SF Peninsula in the late sixties-early seventies was a very fervid cultural and counter-cultural environment, and all those things were definitely a big influence on me. It was the de facto capital of the world, or at least the West Pole, for a number of years.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to write and would write even if there were no commercial impetus to it. I like to create stories I would not mind reading myself. If others enjoy my writing then, I am gratified. The act of creation itself is personally more meaningful than monetary concern, although of course that IS a factor. But I write for the same reasons I make music-for the love of it. It's a life, if not a living .
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Where to find Mark Lind-Hanson online


Pigpen's Black Forest Blues
Price: Free! Words: 20,780. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
If you're hankering for some fun, music, satire, and international intrigue, take a ride with Cal and Wally, two footloose American college kids following the Grateful Dead around on their historic 1972 European tour, from Stonehenge to the Black Forest.
From A Starlit Shore
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 73,980. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
On Planet Ztam, they’ve never known sexual guilt nor had misconceptions over gender or biology. Each year in Late Summer, a week of Games is held in which athletes compete from all over the kingdom, topped off with nightly sexual orgies. A group of children who’ve run away to the Games are waylaid and held for ransom. King Corocovo has ‘marital issues’ and his wife’s doctor has the cure.
By the Waters of Oblivion
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 53,520. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Prince Padmarana has married an undercaste woman, and been exiled by his father to go live in the forest. Unknown to both, their former rival in the North has plans to unify their nations. The King denies this, Padmarana is charmed, and supports it. The palace chaos that follows will lead to a new religious moment for his nation. Unknown to all, the new Queen is also an enchanted musical goddess.
Flight of the Oberon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,040. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sean Kaatz was kidnapped by fairies and taken to their planet, Lux. He's been given a mission and ultimatum- help convince humanity to cease their war on nature, or fear the wrath of the vastly superior fairy civilization.
Fistfight at Judas Gulch
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sardo Pat is an original Forty-Niner, and tells it like it was back in Gold Rush times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,220. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Professor Guilliame Caltrop is a man with problems. He’s highly in demand as a guest lecturer yet troubled by the reactions that ripple off his opinionated thoughts. He’s in quite a bit of trouble however and there is no telling how long he’ll be able to keep up appearances...
Oh What Will You Give Me
Series: Julian Plectrum, medieval fantasy. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Book Three of the Julian Plectrum series finds The Fallen Lady tavern getting on its feet, the occupation of Baron Anselm’s Trewidden castle by hostile royalists, infiltration into Cornwall of inquisitional monks, shady minstrels, restive miners, and ultimately, Julian’s recognition that the Welsh Rising is doomed.
Many Worlds Since I Left Home
Series: Julian Plectrum, medieval fantasy. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Minstrel Julian and his puppeteer wife Mary travel to Amiens and the market fair there, accompanying their merchant friends Stephen and Roger. Julian makes an unlikely friend in Abu, from Granada in Andalusia, and when he returns to Penzance, opens a tavern of his own.
If I Should Live So Long
Series: Julian Plectrum, medieval fantasy. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Julian Plectrum is a lute playing child of Cheshire. He travels to London and ends up in a medieval copyright dispute. Coming back from a search for new home for his future wife, he ends up in the midst of a great battle, discovering the brother left three years before among the wounded. He marries his sweetheart, they depart for their new home, only to be taken on another adventure...
Everything Is Beautiful In Its Own Way
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Jeana Montague is in treatment. She has found a pair of unlikely friends and confidantes... and who knows what may become of them... If the people at Shadow Acres have their way... But is her "cure" to be worse than her "disease?"
Bus Of Fools
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 110,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In Bus Of Fools, Guru Abbryggdd, co-creator of the OtherNet, attempts to regain his family's lost estate and place in the House of Lords. He and pretender to the throne of England, the "terrorist" Bonny Black Prince join forces to recapture their respective places in history and society. Along the way, Guru meets a number of American tourists, in Paris on a week-long bus tour.
As I Was Telling You While Sleeping
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,450. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of short stories by Mark Lind-Hanson includes stories written from 2011 through 2012 and posted at the author's blog. A young man goes on a rampage when his Fun Credits are revoked, an amusement park ride goes awry, a spaceship full of robots is put in charge of human space migration, a sour young playboy gets what he deserves, as does a cranky crusty redneck.
Third Eye Patch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 506,990. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Third Eye Patch is a biomedical device designed to cure addictions naturally. It's worn on the user’s forehead in close proximity to the frontal lobes. ‘3EP’ also unleashes telepathic-like powers, as Patch creator Mike Chen and his friends discover as they flee from snoops and assassins from Big Pharma and the U.S. Government.

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Kevin Shlosberg
Latest book: Pahoa Village Utility Poles.
Published February 27, 2013. (5.00 from 2 reviews)