Welcome to the Adventure

Welcome to my blog! My name is Mark, and I am an independent Canadian author. I have two passions: adventure and writing. A number of years ago, I decided to marry the pair.


The result was my first book, Vanished, in 2016. I’m not satisfied with just one, I’m currently working on my second novel and will release more details as the finish line draws closer. My sole focus is to create realistic, thought-provoking fiction that both entertains and inspires. Let me take you on an adventure without leaving the armchair! Words are powerful! If mine convince you that you’re flying, instead of riding the bus, then it’s mission accomplished!

The stories are fictional, but most of the facts are real. This can only be accomplished through on and offline research. That’s one major part of writing that I love, I get to learn so much!

If you write or read about adventure, why not live it?  Adventure awaits! Whether it’s hurtling down a raging river on a board, negotiating an icy mogul, riding a difficult mountain bike trail, or spending time with my family, I’m up for it.

A little more about me: I was born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario. My childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips, and many other outdoor adventures.  As a young adult, I moved to a larger urban area that introduced this country boy to life in the big city. After a short stint as a private investigator, I moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

I want this blog to become interactive with readers and bloggers. I plan to post some tips and tricks to professional writing, some interesting facts, short pieces of inspiration and games/quizzes.

So, Welcome to the Adventure, it’s going to be a great one!



86 thoughts on “Welcome to the Adventure”

  1. So great to meet you through Jacqui Mark. It’s wonderful to hear about your background and not one book but 2. They sound compelling. Maybe I clicked the wrong button. I was looking to hear about your Twitter lessons?

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. It’s a pleasure to meet you as well. I only have one book, but thank you for the compliment. 🙂 I’m pleased to host Jacqui, who shares a bit about her newest release and some of the things she’s read on Twitter.

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  3. Hi Mark, Thank you for following my blog. WordPress isn’t letting me follow any blogs for some reason. BUT as soon as I see that I can follow I will go down my list of followers and tag yours. Sorry for this problem but I can’t seen to get it changes. Best with your book! ~Jan

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  4. Hello!! I’m from Italy. I’ve been in Ontario 2 years ago and I loved it. It’s a very good place for adventures. I’m curious about your novel. I love stories about vanishing people and mistery and thriller 😉🤗🤗🥳


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  6. Hi, Mark, welcome to the world of blogging. Thanks so much for following me and I am returning the favour. I wish you well with your writing and hope that you stay well and safe during these horrid times. Greetings from England.

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      1. You’re welcome.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

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      1. Good luck with your second book. I know it’s challenging to write & work. I’m retired and in the final editing stage of a first book. An exhilarating adventure! Happy New Year to you. 🥳🎶 Christine

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      2. Thanks so much, Mark! It may be halfway through 2021 before the book is ready to launch. I’ll remember your offer to host the book. I have your email address.That would be so very nice of you. Happy New Year. 🎶📚 Christine

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  7. Hi, Mark! This is the first page I’ve gotten to on your blog, but that introduction – well, I loved it so much I followed your blog and let me tell you, I don’t follow many blogs but if I do, they have to be really interesting to me.

    Thanks, and I’ll be looking out for further posts from you.

    I’m sharing your blog now in honor of RRBC’S BLOG BLAST DAY! Feel free to visit the site and support the other blogs there – https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/rrbc-blog-blast/

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    1. Hi, Mark. Enjoyed your review of John Howell’s book. Glad you’re back to writing. I’ve been very much in the same boat as you…long periods of non-writing. But now it’s time to get at it once more! All the best to you.

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