1) Subscribe to the Mark Leslie Newsletter (For Readers) or the Stark Reflections Newsletter (for Authors)

2) Stark Reflections Podcastweekly podcast about the business of writing & publishing.

3) Follow Mark on Twitter or Instagram or TikTok or check out his YouTube channel, or his Author Facebook Page.


Forthcoming Appearances

  • May 18, 2022 – FICTION MARKETING ACADEMY (VIRTUAL) – (May 16 to 20, 2022) – Publishing & Marketing Wide
  • May 24, 2022 – BOOK RELEASE: Lover’s Moon: A Canadian Werewolf Novel (co-authored with Julie Strauss)
  • June 18, 2022 – Book Signing. Cambridge Indigo. 11 AM to 4 PM. Mark will be on hand all day signing copies of numerous titles, including a selection of “true ghost story” books such as Haunted Hamilton, Spooky Sudbury, and Haunted Hamilton, as well as books in his Canadian Werewolf fiction series.
  • Sept 11, 12, 2022 – The Author Life Summit (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Oct 4, 2022 – BOOK RELEASE: The Canadian Mounted: A Fan’s Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Nov 14-18, 2022 – 20BooksVegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Previous appearances, interviews, talks on radio, television, podcasts, publications, etc.






CHCH Morning Live Appearance Talking About Haunted Hospitals – Oct 2017


A Super Brief History of Publishing. Clip from a keynote given at Writers of the Future in Los Angeles, 2014 (Approx 2 mins)

Reflections on Digital Publishing – Interview Clips from Ontario Writers Conference (2013) -(Approx 4 mins)

“Getting Publishing with Mark Leslie” – (The Writing Show Podcast) 

11 Episodes from Oct 9, 2006 to June 3, 2010 – Following the progress of the early part of the first draft of A CANADIAN WEREWOLF IN NEW YORK

This is an excellent series to listen to if you are a writer who has been struggling to get that first book finished. It might help you see that you’re not the only one who has suffered and struggled. It’s tough and it’s a lot of work, and sometimes it takes a lot of effort to overcome the things that prevent you from finishing that book. (And you can see, in the 4+ years that these episodes span, I found virtually every excuse in the book)