Chatting With Sherri welcomes author and professional speaker, Mark Leslie!
His first published horror story “Phantom Mitch” appeared in Wicked Mystic magazine in October of 1993 and received honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasty & Horror #7 (Datlow & Windling). and anthologies including Stardust (edited by Julie E. Czerneda), Bound for Evil (edited by Tom English), Bluffs (edited by Lawrence Steven) and Fear of the Dark (edited by Maria Cavicchiolo & Jason Rolfe), 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (edited by Kevin J. Anderson and John McFetridge) and Fiction River: Sparks (edited by Rebecca Moesta).
In 2014, Mark published his first novel, Evasion, a thriller often described as “Die-Hard in an office in Toronto.” The thriller takes place in a loosely hidden Kobo office in Liberty Village in Toronto (where Mark worked when the novel was written). That same year, Atomic Fez released Mark’s horror novel I, Death a novel that had its origins in an online real-time story that Mark had rolled out in 2006 about a teenager convinced he had a curse where everybody he befriended died in some tragic fashion. The book was re-released by Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2016. The Writing Show Podcast series “Getting Published with Mark Leslie“), Mark released the thriller A Canadian Werewolf in New York, which spotlights a day in the life of a man trying to live a normal life while suffering from a werewolf curse in one of the world’s largest cities.
He was the keynote speaker at the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event at WOTF in 2014.