Mark Leslie is a writer, bookseller, self-pub advocate and book nerd.

Mark started writing at the age of 13, spending the summer banging out an epic fantasy adventure on his mother's Underwood typewriter.

His first published story was a YA humour tale that appeared in a small press magazine in 1992. Mark's first horror story "Phantom Mitch" appeared in Wicked Mystic magazine in Oct 1993 later received honourable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror #7.

Since that time, Mark has had dozens of stories (mostly "Twilight Zone" styled quiet horror tales) appear in magazines and anthologies.

In 2004, Mark compiled a collection of previously published stories and self-published them in the book ONE HAND SCREAMING, which is available in print and eBook. This self-publishing venture was done to address the request from people to be able to read Mark's writing somewhere (since many of the stories he had published were only in print for 3 months to 1 year).

Mark also edited the sci-fi anthology NORTH OF INFINITY II (2006), the horror anthology CAMPUS CHILLS (2009) and the speculative fiction anthology TESSERACTS SIXTEEN: Parnassus Unbound (2012).

In 2012 Mark's 1st non-fiction book, HAUNTED HAMILTON was release. It was followed in the fall of 2013 with SPOOKY SUDBURY: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained (co-authored with Jenny Jelen). In 2014 Mark had the chance to explore haunted bookstores and libraries in TOMES OF TERROR, and in 2016, CREEPY CAPITAL, a book of Ottawa ghost stories was released.


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  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • JoinedJune 14, 2012

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Mark_Leslie Mark_Leslie Jan 25, 2016 11:31PM
So I've been working with a professional audiobook production company and the audio version of my novel EVASION is soon to be available through all the major audio retailers. It is narrated quite bri...
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