Mark Cantrell, Author

For an eclectic mix of science fiction, fantasy and a touch of horror...

FICTION

NOVELS

 

CITIZEN ZERO (2017)

Inspired Quill

Dystopian science fiction thriller


SILAS MORLOCK (2013)

Inspired Quill

Urban fantasy horror

 

CITIZEN ZERO (2010)

Indie Published (Mark Cantrell)

Dystopian science fiction thriller

 

DIGITAL SHORTS

 

ONE FOR THE ROAD (2013)

Indie Published (Mark Cantrell)

Vampire horror

 

AT DEATH'S DOOR (2013)

Indie Published (Mark Cantrell)

Macabre horror

 

DEADLY NIGHT SHADE (2013)

Indie Published (Mark Cantrell)

Vampire horror

 

 

ANTHOLOGIES & COLLECTIONS

 

VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES & GHOSTS, OH MY! (2010)

Edited by Eve Paladan

No Tree Books

Featured the short story Baron Blood (Of Unicorns & Vampires)

 

ISOLATION SPACE (2009/2011)

Author collection

Indie Published (Mark Cantrell)

 

Featuring: Window Gazers | Affordable Housing | Brain Drain | Time Changeth The Man | The Rise & Fall Of Sisyphus | A Walk In The Woods | To Heal The World | Of Unicorns & Vampyres | Sinners In Streaming Video | At Death's Door | The Ghost Of Sarajevo | There Is No Sanctuary Here | One For The Road | Shopping For Katie | One Way Trip | Nathan's Friend | Deadly Night Shade | Joe's Last Meal | An Englishman's Home Is A… | Taste Of The Night Life.

 

ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT VERBOSE MUTANT KILLER FOUNTAIN PENS FROM MARS (2006)

Author collection

Self Published

 

An eclectic, and somewhat raw selection of short fiction, journalism, essays and poems.

 

LOVE, SEX, DEATH & CARROTS (2000)

Edited by Lynette Shaw McKone, Rahel Guzelian and Phil Wainman

Interchange (Bradford Writers' Network)

Featured the story The Ghost of Sarajevo.

 

SPIRIT OF DARKNESS (1998)

Clover Books

Featured the stories Nathan's Friend and Shopping For Katie

 

 

MAGAZINE/WEB APPEARANCES

 

Writer's Muse #45, October 2008

Featured the satirical short story Coming Home To Roost.

 

The Writers' Compass, October 2007

Featured the short story Sinners In Streaming Video.

 

Writers' Muse #39, September 2007

Featured the short story The Rise & Fall Of Sisyphus.

 

Monomyth #40, 2006

Featured the short story Deadly Night Shade.

 

The Doppelganger Broadsheet Vol 13 #48, circa 2004

Featured the short story Time Changeth The Man.

 

Wrightlines #16, August 2000

Featured the short story The Ghost of Sarajevo.

 

Sci-Fright #6, circa March 2000

Featured the short story A Walk In The Woods.

 

Peridot Books (online), June 1999

Featured the short story Sinners In Streaming Video.

 

The Asphalt Jungle #3, Spring 1999

Featured the short story Time Changeth The Man.

 

The Velvet Vampyre #23 1994

Featured the short story Blood Feud, an early version of Deadly Night Shade.

 

Alternaties #16 1994

Featured the short story Time For A Change, an early version of Time Changeth The Man.

 

Telegraph & Argus newspaper, Bradford, March 1992

First short story published in a supplement to the local newspaper: White Fur (appeared as End Of The Innocents).

POETRY

ANTHOLOGIES & COLLECTIONS

 

DEUS EX INSOMNIA (2007/2011)

Author Collection

Featured 80 poems and 4 creative essays

 

IN THE WORDS OF CHAIRMAN ME (2004/2010)

Chapbook: Author Collection

Self Published

 

NOT QUITE OPPOSITE MORRISONS ENOUGH! (2003)

Edited by Geoff Hattersley

Beehive Poets, Bradford.

Multi-author collection

 

SUNDOVES, BUMBLEBEES & BLUE STREAK BANANAS (2002)

Edited by Seema Gill and Richard Heley.

Bradford Poets4Peace

Multi-author collection

 

CONFESSIONS OF A POETRY VIRGIN (2002/2010)

Chapbook: Debut Author Collection

Self Published

 

 

MAGAZINE/WEB APPEARANCES

 

Between 2001 and the present, further poems have featured in:

 

Decanto | Horace | 4th Dimension | Walk This World | The Bellywarmer | The Scottish Fold | Quarry | Awen | Bard | Read Herrings Literary Journal | Monomyth Supplement | Not quite poetry, but was invited to write the foreword to Diary of a Schizo, edited by Courtesy Orchis and published by Nine Hearts Publishing | "Garbaj" |

JOURNALISM

THE DAY JOB

 

HOUSING MAGAZINE (2006 to 2017)

Excel Publishing, Manchester

Journalist

 

(Formerly Northern Housing, Midlands Housing and Southern Housing magazines)

 

 

MAGAZINE/WEB APPEARANCES

 

One off contributions include:

 

Your Sinclair | Adventure Coder | Lexikon magazine | Morning Star newspaper | Writing Magazine | Writers News | Linkway | Print R@dio | Decanto | Aesthetica Magazine | The Yorkshire Journal | Old Yorkshire Magazine | Telegraph & Argus newspaper | Local Government Executive (LGE) | EN | Builder & Engineer | Timber in Construction | Master Builder magazine | Elements magazine

 

 

CAREER EXTRACTS

 

WRITERS NEWS (2000 to 2006)

Freelance news reporting

 

TYKE WRITER (2001 TO 2004)

Monthly newsletter for the Interchange (Bradford Writers Network)

 

INTERNATIONAL DYER (1998 TO 1999)

World Textile Publications

Staff Writer

 

SPHINX MAGAZINE (1990 to 1994)

Liverpool University student magazine

 

 

CHAPBOOKS & COLLLECTIONS

 

ON LITERATURE (2011)

Selected Journalism

Self Published: Author Collection

 

A collection of articles and essays on the creative writing life

ODDBALL ORIGINS

NEBULA DESIGNS SOFTWARE (1987 to 1990)

Own label self-publishing venture

 

Text and graphics adventure games for the ZX Spectrum computer

 

Diablo! (1989)

Jester Quest (1988)

Project NOVA (1988)

The Gods Of War (1987)

 

All four titles subsequently gained publication with Zenobi Software (1990)

Diablo! won Best Mail Order Adventure of 1990