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 check out his YouTube channel or his Author Facebook Page.


Forthcoming Appearances

  • Sept 13 to 17 (Virtual) – Empire Builder’s Summit. (Free Registration)
  • Sept 14 (Part of Empire Builder’s Summit) – Long-Term Strategies for Author Success. Interviewed by Honorée Corder.
  • Sept 18, 2021 – BOOK RELEASE: The Relaxed Author: Take the Pressure off Your Art and Enjoy the Creative Journey (co-authored with Joanna Penn)
  • Sept 18, 19, 2021 – Career Author Summit (Nashville, TN) Had to cancel trip due to pandemic-related cross-border travel challenges.
  • Sept 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2021 – NINC 2021 (St. Pete Beach, FL) Had to cancel trip due to pandemic-related cross-border travel challenges.
  • Nov 6, 2021 – Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference -(Clark, New Jersey) Keynote Presentation: MORE POWER, MORE OPTIONS, MORE CONTROL OVER YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS
  • Nov 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2021 – 20BooksVegas (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Dec 7, 2021 – BOOK RELEASE: Fright Nights, Big City (Book #3 in the Canadian Werewolf series)
  • Feb 9, 10, 11, 12, 2022 – Superstars Writing Seminars (Colorado Springs, CO)

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)