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NEWS ARCHIVES

On Sept 15, 2012 - TESSERACTS SIXTEEN: Parnassus Unbound was released.

In August 2012 - Mark's book HAUNTED HAMILTON was released.

[Seriously, for the most up to date info, since this page is updated rarely, check out Mark's Blog]

 

TRICKY TREATS: THREE HALLOWEEN STORIES by Mark Leslie

Three previously published Halloween stories are available in ebook format at Amazon and Smashwords for $1.50.

As the fall brings a chill to the air, escape inside near a warm fire and enjoy a different type of chill. Tricky Treats collects three previously published Halloween stories by Mark Leslie that feature unworldly visitors who show up on All Hallow's Eve to unleash things strange and eerie onto the world. 

 

 

 

 

(Archives of various news bits:)

2011

Mark was one of the author guests at EerieCon 13 in Niagara Falls, New York (April 29 to May 1, 2011)

Mark was moderator for the Digital Tools panel at the BookNet Canada Technology Forum Implementing Digital: Putting The Plan into Practice Thursday March 24th in Toronto

Mark's story"Nocturnal Visions" was published in the anthology FEAR OF THE DARK.

Mark's story "Little Things" was published in Necrotic Tissue #13

2010

November 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 17 features Mark's entire story "Requiem"

October 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 16 features Mark's entire story "But Once A Year"

Mark gave a keynote talk at a special Xerox/On Demand Books luncheon regarding Print on Demand/Espresso Book Machine at Graph Expo in Chicago (Oct 4, 2010)

WORD ON THE STREET 2010 - Mark was at the Horrow Writers Association booth from noon until 2PM signing copies of CAMPUS CHILLS and ONE HAND SCREAMING.  He also appeared on the Digital Drive stage talking about authors using social media to promote their work from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (Sept 26, 2010)

August 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 15 features Mark's entire story "Erratic Cycles"

Mark interviewed Kelley Armstrong for The Writing Show Podcast (July 25, 2010)

Episode 11 of The Writing Show's "Getting Published With Mark Leslie" went live June 3, 2010

Mark interviewed Robert J. Sawyer on Word-Building for The Writing Show Podcast (May 30, 2010)

April 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 14 features Mark's entire story "Almost"

Episode 10 of The Writing Show's "Getting Published With Mark Leslie" went live May 9, 2010

Mark and several other CAMPUS CHILLS contributors appeared on the Night Fright Radio Show (Wed, May 5th from 10 PM to Midnight)

Mark was one of the author guests at EerieCon 12 in Niagara Falls, New York (April 23 to 25, 2010)

April 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 13 features Mark's entire story "The Bogeyman Can"

Mark gave a talk about Print on Demand and his experiences with the Espresso Book Machine at the 2010 BookNet Canada Technology Forum on the topic of Trailblazing: Leading The Way to a New Kind of Supply Chain along with Hugh McGuire - follow link to watch presentation online.

Feb 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 12 features Mark's entire story "The Shadow Men"

Jan 2010 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 11 features Mark's entire story "From Out of the Night"

2009

CAMPUS CHILLS edited by Mark Leslie (October 2009)

Featuring 13 all original tales written by phenomenal Canadian authors and born from the dark shadows of campuses across Canada.  

With an introduction by Hug0 Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer.  

Dec 2009 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 10 features Mark's entire story "Phantom Mitch"  

Nov 2009 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 9 features Mark's entire story "Browsers" 

Sept 2009 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 8 features "Relic" written by Michael Kelly, Mark Leslie and Carol Weekes.

Aug 2009 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 7 features Mark's entire story "Distractions"

July 2009 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed - Episode 6 features Mark's entire story "Nervous Twitching"

June 2009 - New podcast added to Prelude to a Scream podcast feed.  Episode 5 features Mark's entire story "That Old Silk Hat They Found"

 Mark is one of the author guests at EerieCon 11 in Niagara Falls, NY April 17-19, 2009 and appeared on a number of different panels and does a reading.

 Mark has a few short stories appear in early 2009 in:

- Black Ink Horror magazine

- Champagne Shivers magazines

- NORTHERN HAUNTS anthology 

2008

Episode 9 of The Writing Show's "Getting Published With Mark Leslie" went live October 15, 2008

Mark's role as bookseller/author is featured on McMaster Daily news website May 2, 2008 

Mark is quoted in a Hamilton Spectator article about McMaster graduate Terry Fallis who won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for his novel The Best Laid Plans.  (May 2, 2008)

Mark is a judge on The Writing Show podcast's First Chapter of a Novel Contest.  Read Judge biographies here.

Episode 8 of The Writing Show's "Getting Published With Mark Leslie" went live April 10, 2008

Mark attended EerieCon TEN in Niagara Falls, New York from April 18 to 20, 2008.

Episode 7 of The Writing Show's "Getting Published With Mark Leslie" went live March 13, 2008

Episode 6 of The Writing Show's "Getting Published With Mark Leslie" went live Feb 7, 2008. 

October 20, 2007 

Mark was a guest on the special horror edition and season finale of the Writers Talking podcast.  This podcast is recorded live and includes a live chatroom round-table discussion with chat and voice questions.  

You can download and listen to Episode 18 (and learn about a great way to win some wonderful prizes just by talking back) by clicking here.  Or download the episode directly, by right clicking here then choose "Save link as" to download the episode directly.

 

October 22, 2007 - Starting at 5 PM

Mark will be appearing at the Chapters on Robson & Howe in Vancouver, BC.

Nov 2, 2007 - 7 to 9 PM

Book signing - Coles Halifax Shopping Centre

Nov 3, 2007 - 7 to 9 PM

Book signing - Chapters Bayers Lake (Halifax)   

August 25, 2007

Bakka-Phoenix Books, Toronto, Ontario

Mark appeared with Carol Weekes, Michael Kelly, Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi as part of a SUMMER CHILLS event, featuring various books by each of these rising Canadian horror authors.

The never-before seen short story collaboration "Relic:  How to Survive in Retail" a horror story set at BakkaPhoenix and written by Mark, Carol and Michael is available for sale as a limited         edition chapbook at Bakka-Phoenix.

Late 2006 - 2008

GUEST ON WRITING SHOW PODCAST

Mark is a featured guest in a series of "reality" podcasts with Writing Show host Paula B.  Paula interviews Mark as he attempts to complete the first draft of a novel in progress tentatively entitled "A Canadian Werewolf in New York"

"Getting Published With Mark Leslie" (archive)

Episode One -  Oct 9, 2006

Episode Two  - Nov 15, 2006 

Episode Three - Dec 17, 2006

Episode Four - Mar 21, 2007

Episode Five - July 15, 2007

Episode Six - Feb 7, 2008 

 

Currently Available Titles

North of Infinity II (edited by Mark Leslie) - Mosaic Press, Sept 2006

From cutting edge technology to bizarre disturbing adventures, from planet altering consequences to speculative erotica, this anthology offers great variety for the discerning Sci-Fi lover. 

    - A man sending messages to himself in the past to alter his destiny

    - A society in which purchasing a new personality is the norm

    - An erotic affair with a cartoon character

                                                    - Breaking medical advances that challenge a society''s morals

                                                    - Genetic reproduction to the extreme

Stories by today's best Science Fiction writers as they embark on a speculative journey examining change in its many different guises and styles. 

 One Hand Screaming (A Collection of Stories & Poetry by Mark Leslie) - Stark Publishing, Oct 2004

 

A bookstore that keeps more than dusty old tomes on its shelves. . . a phantom limb that can reach into the next world . . . a comic that colors people's lives with terror . . . graves unable to hold their wares . . . a collector of haunted artifacts who gets more than he bargains for . . . a deserted northern highway that brings back a man's worst childhood fears . . . an encounter with the bogeyman . . . and more . . .

This collection of chilling fiction and disturbing poetry from the dark mind of Mark Leslie includes previously published award nominees along side original works.

  

REALLY OLD NEWS (MORE ARCHIVES) 

August 18 - August 31st 2006
    Mark is willing to kill to help support literacy!  In conjunction with Hamilton Literacy Council and The Hamilton Spectator, Mark was involved in a fund raiser where he auctioned off the chance for someone to become a character who gets killed off in his online novella "I, Death"

 

 
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