Saturday, 4 August 2012

A New Beginning With Mark Cantrell, Author

Mark doesn't scribe here any more 

ASTUTE observers will note this blog hasn't been updated in a while. There's a very good reason for that. There's a new blog in cyberspace, and you can find it over there on the new website, Mark Cantrell, Author.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


STOP PRESS... Quids In With The Smashwords Summer Sale...

EXCLUSIVE to Smashwords

Throughout July you can get the novel CITIZEN ZERO and the fiction anthology ISOLATION SPACE half price in the Summer Sale using code SSW50.

At a quid a shot ($1.58) that's less than a cup of coffee for some great literature.

Meanwhile, the poetry anthology DEUS EX INSOMNIA is going FREE, just use code SSWIN -- offer ends 31 July 2012.

Formats cover the Kindle, Sony, Nook, Apple and other popular e-reading devices.

Meanwhile you can find CITIZEN ZERO on Facebook and read more at the author's new website: Mark Cantrell, Author.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

OFFER: Read An eBook Week (4-10 March)

Done deal for a festival of digital literature

THE deal is done and the books are on the table. All you have to do is head on over to Smashwords to partake of the half-price book deal now running to celebrate Read An eBook Week (4-10 March 2012).

For the rest of this week, my novel CITIZEN ZERO, fiction anthology ISOLATION SPACE, and my poetry collection DEUS EX INSOMNIA, can be bought for half the usual retail price using the coupon code REW50.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Silas Sets Forth

Signed with an Inspired Quill

For a man who makes a living out of words, it's quite disconcerting to find myself suddenly speechless: still that's the effect a book deal can have on an author.

Yes, that's right – a book deal.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Author Chats

Interviewed on Indies Unlimited

Author Mark Cantrell  has been told his writing demonstrates a certain dry humor, a cynical wit, and a tendency towards the darker view of life.

Friday, 2 December 2011

About Citizen Zero

A dystopian glimpse at a future born in an age of austerity and political uncertainty, CITIZEN ZERO is a gripping social satire that exposes our deepest fears and poses a grave warning to any society that abandons the pursuit of social justice...

The hard-hitting novel that presents a grim future of a Britain broken by austerity

Friday, 26 August 2011

Fiction Extracted

The situation can't possibly get any worse once you're languishing in Death Row, waiting to be burned for the crime of 'heresy', right? Wrong, as the subject of this short story from the anthology ISOLATION SPACE is set to find out

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Well Flash

What happens when a mixed bunch of writers get together to share tips and generally natter on Facebook about life, the universe, and everything creative? Sooner or later, some bright spark throws down the challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less. The result is a Flash of Inspiration

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Review: Citizen Zero

Read the review on Inspired Quill

“Ever since George Orwell penned 1984, since Aldous Huxley gave us Brave New World, dystopian future sci-fi has been a staple in the English-speaking world. But how do you follow up such literary classics without resulting in a hashed up mishmash of the two? Surely it would take a feat of unparalleled genius to put something new on the plate.” READ THE REVIEW

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Author Interview

The man behind the mayhem

CITIZEN Zero author Mark Cantrell has featured on the ‘Woulds & Shoulds’ Editing & Design website in its Self Publishing Success series of interviews with indie authors and publishers.

Published earlier this month, Mark was interviewed about his hard-hitting science fiction thriller, but also his wider thoughts on life as a novelist.

He talks about books, writing, the complexities of being an author in this day and age, and how the hard work really begins long after a novel is finished.

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

On Literature Kindle

On Literature is a collection of feature articles and essays dedicated to the world of the creative writer, culled from the writers previous works and published free for a range of popular ebook devices...

Monday, 25 April 2011

Buy Deus Ex Insomnia

Amazing poetry available to buy from the following retail outlets:

Buy Isolation Space

This thrilling collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and thought-provoking satire is available in paperback and digital editions from the following retail outlets:

Monday, 18 April 2011

Buy Citizen Zero

Citizen Zero, the hard-hitting science fiction thriller, is available from the following retail outlets:

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Isolation Space Reviewed

What Hungur has to say about Isolation Space
Review by Terrie Leigh Relf, editor, Hungur Magazine