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Mark Matthews
Mark Matthews has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a licensed professional counselor, and lives near Detroit with his wife and 2 daughters.His novel "On the Lips of Children," from Books of the Dead Press, was nominated as a... show more
Mark Matthews has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a licensed professional counselor, and lives near Detroit with his wife and 2 daughters.His novel "On the Lips of Children," from Books of the Dead Press, was nominated as a semi-finalist for the 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards. It is based on a predawn run on a dark San Diego trail just as described in the novel.The follow up to this novel, MILK-BLOOD, is set within the urban blight of Detroit and is also based on a true setting and some true circumstances. STRAY was his first novel, and takes place at a substance abuse treatment center with an animal shelter right next door within barking distance.Matthews is an avid runner, and his second novel, The Jade Rabbit, is the story of a woman, adopted from China, who is raised in Detroit and runs marathons to deal with lingering trauma. A non-fiction book on running and addiction called "Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High" is also available on amazon.He blogs at "Writing, Running, and Chasing the Dragon."
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Andreya's Asylum
Andreya's Asylum rated it 3 years ago
This being the third book I've read by Mark Matthews, I can only venture to say that his head must be a very, very frightening place. It is obviously a place where people live in caves, want to you eat you, and have incredibly creepy children. It's a place where your greatest fears become reality an...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 3 years ago
A simple run in an unfamiliar place takes a turn for the very worst when a young family is dropped into the pit of hell. Or at least what I imagine might be happening in the pit of hell. Macon decided to take a leisurely run the day before his first marathon but he’s on unfamiliar turf. Before l...
Andreya's Asylum
Andreya's Asylum rated it 3 years ago
"This is how it's going to be." How do you measure horror? It depends on where you're from. For 10 year old Lilly, who has never known anything else, it would probably be measured in the sum of her years. Born in the slums of Detroit, with a defective heart and almost zero chance of survival, the ...
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 5boobs: 2bombs: 3 (the economic violence of poverty)bondage: 3 blasphemy: 4Stars: 5Bechdel Test: PASSDeggan's Rule: PASSGay Bechdel Test: FAIL Please note: I don't review to provide synopses, I review to share a purely visceral reaction to books and perhaps answer some of t...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 4 years ago
Hmm I don't know what I want to say about this one, I've been sat thinking about it for a while trying to decide what it was that about this book that didn't gel with me. I enjoyed it but at the same time I didn't enjoy it. I found Macons inner dialogue got a bit too much for me, it felt like it wen...
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