Mark Cantrell, Author

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Blog: The Last Post

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 2, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Calling time

THIS is the end. I'm going now. Goodbye. Well, not quite.

Actually rumours of my departure are somewhat exaggerated; I'm just nipping down the road, as it were. So this is the last item I'll be posting here. But if you’ve enjoyed my writings, then I hope you’ll check out my new site.

After six years, it’s time to move on to a fresh platform. ...

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Blog: Like A UB40 With Added Attitude

Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The times, they are a’changing

Despite its frightening contemporary resonance, back when Citizen Zero was born there was barely even an Internet, let alone smartphones or social media, writes

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Blog: Citizen Zero Origins

Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Back to where it all began

Mark Cantrell offers some reminiscences on the birth of his novel, Citizen Zero, released back in August by Inspired Quill. One journey ends, anothe...

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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: UK Indie Lit Fest Proved A Real Treat For Bradford Book Lovers

Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 3, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

So let’s hear it for the #indiearmy 

In a marketplace dominated by big publishers, indie authors and small presses often struggle to be heard, writes Mark Cantrell

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Media: Indie Lit Fest Launch For Citizen Zero

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Novel question: Is this the future we made? 

All hell breaks loose in August 2017 when a plot to unseat the British Prime Minister will throw the country into chaos – fictionally speaking, of cour...

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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: My Fridge Really Doesn't Need Internet, You Know

Posted by Mark Cantrell on May 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Snake oil is as much a lubricant for tech sales as any other branch of business

THE next big thing in tech is the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), which largely seems to consist of connecting up...

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Blog: Matrix Rebooted? Try Something Dark and Gritty

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Citizen Zero: The Matrix & Me


Rumour has it there’s a reboot of The Matrix on the way. Well, Inspired Quill’s already got it covered, writes Mark Cantrell

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Blog: Time Waits For No Morlock

Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 27, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

  Read a book and make a dream come true

Where did all the time go? Mark Cantrell ponders the strange temporal reality in his novel Silas Morlock...

REMEMBER what Eins...

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Blog: A Good Book Can Take You Anywhere

Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 15, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 Careful how you go


A good book can get you into some situations you'd much rather avoid.


The other day I had a reminder of this simple truth.


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