I was raised in Kentucky hill country in a metropolis of 400 tobacco and hog farmers, where I belonged to the only Jewish family in the universe. In my dharma-bum youth, I hitchhiked and jumped trains across the Western States and Canada and went through jobs from pizza chef to surgical orderly, massage therapist to rock-show stagehand. After getting a journalism degree, I wrote for a few Florida newspapers before becoming senior editor of Men’s Health magazine. My short stories have been published nationally and my debut novel, Ember From the Sun, was published in 10 foreign languages. I hold a master’s degree in the Humanities (“With Highest Distinction”) and I teach comparative religion at the university level, where I specialize in “subverting the dominant paradigm.”
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Second Nature

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Description: 2012 SILVER MEDAL WINNER in the Indie Awards (from the Independent Publishers Association). When the heart sees more keenly than the eye, beauty is unexpectedly found. Gen is a teen-age woman. She is also a bio-warfare research project, designed...

MarkCanter commented on Second Nature - Epilogue

Thanks so much for your compliment. I self-published "Second Nature" and it won a Silver Medal in a (self-published) science fiction novel contest. If you could please leave a brief review on Amazon, that would be a big help to me. (Only 20 words are required for a review, so it's kind of like writing a Tweet.)