October 1, 2019
Mark Abel sits down with Dennis Ray of Rapid River Arts and Culture Magazine. Published October 1, 2019, the article is titled: What it Takes to be an Author.
What a hoot it was to be interviewed. And also an honor to then be asked if I would consider writing an ongoing column for the magazine! My answer you ask, “Absolutely!”
Follow link to read the full interview: http://RapidRiverMagazine.com
November 1, 2019
Ephesus: A Tale of Two Kingdoms, wins Finalist Award in The Rattler, Christian Fiction Writers of the West, writing contest. The Rattler–Stories with Bite–scores a book’s opening, (limited to the first 2000 words). Entered in the Speculative Fiction category, Ephesus received the highest score awarded by any single judge in the entire contest!
December 22, 2019
For a limited time enter to win a free copy of Mark’s debut novel in eBook at Goodreads. Follow the links to learn more…
Goodreads Book Giveaway
by Mark Abel
Giveaway ends January 20, 2020.
February 7, 2020
Mark Abel hosted at Seekerville, a web-blog dedicated to aspiring authors who are seeking to escape the island of the unpublished. Mark’s post was titled, Brainstorming, and featured a writing exercise which challenged participants to explore their next book ideas.
The following is an excerpt from Mark’s post:
Select one of the pictures from this post and respond with a story idea. It can be in the form of a what if question, a premise, or a back-cover blurb. But here’s the catch. You are NOT allowed to muse within your genre. Instead, pick something completely out of your element and let your brain run free. I’ll go first with a YA Action Adventure…
Jason was not excited about spending his summer with his grandfather. What could be fun about living in the country when all his friends were in the city? The farmhouse was broken down and smelled like musty blankets and nothing seemed to work right. The walls didn’t answer questions and there was no adventure room, not to mention a meal machine or even a Zcube. Indeed, the summer was looking quite boring, that was until Papa showed him the shed and the gleaming machine hidden under the tarp. It was a secret he explained and illegal, but would Jason like to take a ride? Papa explained he would be preaching tonight, whatever that means, and preaching’s illegal too. “That’s why we’ll need to be cloaked without electronics you see, in order to avoid the drones.” Removing a chrome cap, Papa jostled with a metal can from which he carefully poured into an opening. He nodded and then smiled. “It runs on alcohol, my special brew and she’s very fast. Maybe not as quick as your dad’s electric but way more fun to drive. And the sound—like music to my soul—just wait and listen.” Lifting his brows his eyes glinted. “It belonged to my grandfather and it’s called a Ferrari.”
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