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Author Mark Tullius speaks his mind and shares his writing: Horror, Sci-fi, Suspense, and nonfiction MMA.

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Talking about the changes I'm implementing in my business to give me the best chance at crushing it in 2021.

A reminder that both Brightside and Somber Stroll are now permanently free on all retailers.

New covers for both Twisted Reunion and Untold Mayhem.

How writing Try Not to Die: Super High has been makine me sick.

What to expect from the revamped newsletter and the kind of people I want to interact with.

The short story "Counting On It" from Untold Mayhem narrated by Angelo Di Loreto

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Once again I'm overwhelmed with balancing family, writing projects, and the business side of things. As much as I look forward to releasing books, the anxiety seems to be part of the package.

On the bright side, the ebooks Brightside and Somber Stroll are available for free at all retailers (except Amazon for now) and Beyond Brightside is on sale at all retailers for $0.99.

Morsels of Mayhem is free to newsletter subscribers and available everywhere else for $0.99

(10:05) Includes the short story "The Season" from Untold Mayhem narrated by Landon Woodson.

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Joining me on this episode is my friend Luis Vega, an artist and a teacher from Lynwood High School. He created the cover of my collection Somber Stroll and one of his students created an illustration published in Twisted Reunion.

We discuss how Luis discovered art, how he teaches the process of creating art, and the messages Luis tries to pass on to his students. We also decide to run another contest so his students can publish an illustration for my upcoming collection Untold Mayhem.

37:00 My short story "Book of Revelation"

For more on Luis check out www.vegaluis.com

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In this episode I visit my friend, Casey Milliken, who owns Tribe Las Vegas with his wife Ashley. I speak with Casey, a bjj black belt, about jiu jitsu, what it teaches people, how to increase longevity, and what his gym is all about.

26:00 includes my bjj/MMA short story "Mutual Understanding" from my collection Somber Stroll.

For more info on the studio go to https://www.tribevegas.com/

 

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In this week's short story the narrator is a teenage girl about to witness her first live fight. Mark discusses how tough most males think they are, whether a trained female could eat an untrained male, why he's going to be watching Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds, what jiu jitsu has given him and his family.

(07:40) This episode he answers the Goodreads question: "Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?" and goes into why he spent over five years creating Unlocking the Cage: Exploring the Motivations of MMA Fighters.

(17:40) Mark shares his story "Mutual Understanding" taken from his Somber Stroll audiobook which will appeal to fans of dark fiction, horror, jiu jitsu, and MMA.

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In this week's short story the narrator is a DJ presenting a young girl's last wish. Mark shares his experience as a guest DJ on Ozzy's Boneyard, discusses the randomness of death and how he deals with that fear, and why everyone should have a realistic wish-list.

(07:00) This episode he answers the Goodreads question: "Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?" 

(14:35) Mark shares his story "Ultimate Wish" taken from his Somber Stroll audiobook which will appeal to fans of dark fiction and horror.

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Having played 7 years of high school and college football combined with a ton of concussions from boxing and MMA has left Mark with a questionable memory. In this episode he talks a bit about the fear of dementia and what he does trying to postpone it.

(00:02) This episode he answers the Goodreads questions: "What are you currently working on?" and "How do you get inspired to write?"

(00:20) Mark shares his story "Crossing the Line" taken from his Somber Stroll audiobook which will appeal to fans of dark fiction and horror.

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Mark goes into his biggest fear, talks about parenting, balancing work with being a stay-at-home-dad, writing first person present tense, cannabis use, and why he doesn't spank his children. 

(00:07) This episode he answers the Goodreads question: "What's your advice for aspiring writers?"

(00:22) Mark shares his story, "Safety First," taken from his Somber Stroll audiobook which will appeal to fans of dark fiction and horror.

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October 20, 2017

Episode #1: “Going Dark”

Mark discusses who he is, what he writes, what it's like being an independent author, and what the podcast is all about. The 10th Planet jiu jitsu purple belt talks about his latest release and first nonfiction, Unlocking the Cage: Exploring the Motivations of MMA Fightersand the sociological study he's still working on. 

(00:30) Every episode Mark answers at least one question from Goodreads. This episode he answers "What is the Best thing about being a writer?"

(00:41) Mark also shares his most personal story, "Going Dark," and plays a fun game of Truth or Bullshit. This short story, taken from his Somber Stroll audiobook will appeal to fans of dark fiction and horror.

 

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