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

  • June 23, 24, 25, 2023 – Authortube Writing Conference.
    • Fri June 23 (3:30 PM Eastern): Keynote: “Embracing Technology for Success” (Virtual)
    • Sat June 24 (11:00 AM Eastern). Presentation: “Next Level Global Publishing with Draft2Digital”) (Virtual)
    • Sat June 24 (1:30 PM Eastern). First Page Critique Panel (Judge) (Virtual)
  • June 24, 2023 – Author/Vendor table at Sudbury Graphic Con (Sudbury, ON)
  • July 12, 2023 – BOOK RELEASE Yippee Ki-Yay, Motherf*cker!: A Trivia Guide to Die Hard (35th Anniversary of the release of Die-Hard)
  • Aug 4, 5, 6, 2023 – When Words Collide (Calgary, AB)
  • Aug 13, 2023 – BookMARCon Virtual Presentation – The Power of Author IP (Intellectual Property): Leveraging choices, options, and maximizing your earning potential in today’s digital world
  • Aug – Aurora Awards 2023 – Co-host (along with Liz Anderson) (Virtual)
  • Sept 20-24, 2023 – Novelists Inc – (St Pete Beach, FL)
  • Nov 6-10, 2023 – 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)