Mark Cantrell, Author

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Blog: Trapped In A Glass Box With No Dial Tone

Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 18, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

BT phones home

When Mark Cantrell learned that BT is planning to scrap half of its national network of p...

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Blog: A Month Or More Of Mondays

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 27, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't give up on the day job...

Mark Cantrell muses on the ironies of life and work. Back in June, he wasn't expecting to share something in common with the protagonist of his latest...

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Blog: Fear And Loathing As Polls Draw To A Close

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 8, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Apprehension reigns as we wait to learn our fate

With just under an hour to go until the polling booths close, Mark Cantrell shares some quickfire thoughts on the diver...

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BLOG: Saved By The #VEDay70

Posted by Mark Cantrell on May 9, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 Without VE Day, I might not be here

My father, Peter Cantrell, was in the army when VE Day – Victory in Europe – took place.


That was 70 years ago, and with the country currently celebrating the anniversary, I thoug...

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BLOG: Author, Know Thyself

Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 11, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

So what's with the writing, then?

By Mark Cantrell

ONE of the things I'm struggling with at the moment is possibly a bit of an indulgence, even outside the norm of writers' angst, but I find myself in the grip of a peculiar...

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BLOG: The Author's Brand

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Satisfying the demand

THERE’S an old saying in the trade that I am rather fond of, if only because it means I can lurk safe and sound in the ‘background’: “A journalist should never be bigger than the stor...

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BLOG: Owning The Goal

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

To the next novel and beyond

IT must sound a little odd for a published novelist to be saying this, but one of my prime goals for 2014 is to get back into the serious writing.


Over the last few years, it's kind of slipped away; there...

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BLOG: Nero Scribbling

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 Notes on the walls of ruin

THERE are times, I must admit, when I feel like some kind of cut-price prole Nero, twiddling a pen while Rome burns. By that, I mean here I am, worrying about writing more books and developing my literary offering while t...

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ABOUT ME: Mark Speaks

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Interviewed on

Indies Unlimited

Check out the blog Indies Unlimited for an interview with Mark Cantrell, the author of Citizen Zero. And once you've finished that, you might care to stick around and discover a wealth of indie authoring talent.....

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ABOUT ME: Genesis Of A Created Writer

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (3)

The literary life

all began with

the humble ...

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