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


My special guest was going to be Elisha Roberts of but I lost the footage of our interview.

Dealing with a recent power outage.

Advance ebook copy of Beyond Brightside being sent out tomorrow.

TNTD in the Pandemic contest kicks off on Oct. 7

(10:10) Includes my short story "Taking Out the Trash" narrated by Chris Andrew Ciulla

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Quick update on the four audiobooks being released this month.

The new story ideas I’m working on: “The Time I met Jesus” and a pandemic story.

A new TNTD: In the Pandemic is in the works and it is going to be awesome. Next week I’ll reveal the author.

I will be offering free writing classes on Facebook live starting tomorrow. I don’t know the schedule yet but I plan on doing one class focused on young children ages 5-11, one for kids 12 and up, and one for adults.  

Includes the short stories "Last Embrace" and “Split Decision.”

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Talking about Beyond Brightside and the difficulty with writing a sequel.

Announcing the winners of the Untold Mayhem contest and how to receive the free ebook version.

Hoping to spend summer working on a dark fantasy trilogy with my daughter.

Includes the short story "To Feed an Army"

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Spoiler Alert!

Don't listen to this episode if you're going to read Try Not to Die: In Brightside. I walk my 6-year-old son through all the choices as he tries to best the winners of the 22 Days of Death contest. Congrats to Dusty Dirt for taking first place.

Includes the short story "To Catch a Killer"

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An update on the 22 Days of Death contest and how my son is tied for first place.

Also includes the short story "Pillow Talk" taken from Untold Mayhem.

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In celebration of Brightside hitting the top 10 in several Amazon categories, I read some of the earliest reviews: good, okay, and awful.

13:00 I read the first chapter from Try Not to Die: In Brightside and talk a little about the contest we're running in January. Be sure to listen to next episode to find out what the first correct answer is to give you a leg up on the competition.

27:40 The Christmas horror story "Surviving the Holidays."

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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"

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An explanation on my break from the podcast and social media.

The difficulty with finishing up Beyond Brightside's sex scene and marching a main character to his death.

How I've been searching for the perfect agent and have narrowed down my wish list.

Using Back 2 Basics and Downey Yoga to deal with my shoulder and back problems.

15:25 I narrate the short story "Five minutes Alone" taken from my dystopian mosaic novel 25 Perfect Days.

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A run down on my family's vacation to Oregon which included ziplining, horseback riding, escape rooms, jiujitsu, and a trip to the emergency room.
Talking about Brightside, how different the original ending was, and how Try Not to Die: In Brightside continues the story.

25:55 Listen to "No One's Here," a short horror story from Twisted Reunion.

30:31 I narrate a brand new story, "No One's Home," that will be out later this year.

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Discussing the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. What I wish I had done differently and what went well.

Slowly reintroducing jiujitsu, feeling good after a practice and open mat.

15:30 Chapter 19 of the Brightside audiobook, the final chapter.

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