Mark R Hunter
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A Free Trip Into Strange Portals

I’m late with this, but my story “Another Family” is included in the free e-book, “Strange Portals: Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology”. Read lots of great authors, with stories ranging from the dark to my own tale, a lighter Christmas fantasy featuring two characters from my “Storm Chaser” series. Sure, it was originally intended to give you a holiday break, but it’s February … don’t you need a break right now? And did I mention it’s free? … so your risk is minimal! You can get it all over…See More
Feb 23
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I don't want to build a snowman

I Don’t Want To Build a Snowman: Maybe you’ve seen “Frozen”. Maybe you’ve been frozen. Either way, I think you can relate to how I changed the song’s words, to reflect my feelings about winter. If you’re not familiar with the song, just ask any kid. If they don’t have the soundtrack or a karaoke version, they can probably still hum the…See More
Feb 20
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Storm Chaser On Review

A new review has been posted of Storm Chaser! Since I’m posting a link to it, it’s probably not a bad review …See More
Jan 17
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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK  I love January! Said no one, ever. Okay, some people actually do love winter, which just goes to show you: Northern Indiana needs better mental health screening. I used to take part in winter activities, but I was young then, and young people just haven’t learned that being miserable isn’t an adventure. When I was a kid, I loved sledding, snowball fights, and not having to pay the utility bills. Well, I liked them … I never did warm up all that much to winter. Then, one…See More
Jan 11
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Working on a photo finish

I won't be blogging steadily before February, due to the upcoming deadline for Images of America: Albion and Noble County. Emily is still scanning photos, I'm working on captions and research, and we still have some people to contact about getting more old historical photos for the project. I'm doing pretty good on Albion pictures at this point, and casting the net out for old photos from other communities, large and small, as well as special places, events, and such. My plan is to have the…See More
Jan 3
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Here's hoping 2015 is better

I’m not going to lie to you: 2014 sucked.  Everybody got sick or hurt at least once, and the world’s a train wreck. On a personal level I lost my first writing job after twenty-three years of steady work, and the book sales that might have made up for it have stagnated. On a family level I can’t even say “at least we have our health”.But I can’t dwell on the bad stuff—there lies madness, and don’t we have enough madness? I have a new part time writing job and people are, if not healed, being…See More
Dec 31, 2014
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All I want for Christmas is a free short story

Here’s our Christmas present to everyone: A free short story on PDF, featuring two characters from “Storm Chaser”, The Notorious Ian Grant”, and “Storm Chaser Shorts”.“Another Family” is set before the books and features two cops, a surprise snowstorm, and a special guest who needs police assistance. Oh, and family. Merry Christmas! You’ll find it on the website at …See More
Dec 25, 2014
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I’m Dreaming Of An Evergreen Christmas

Check me out at the Kendallville Mall: SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK When we put up the Christmas tree last year, our dog became very puzzled.“Dude, there are all kinds of trees surrounding this house already. Seriously, just come outside with me…See More
Dec 18, 2014
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Book signing season ends, book deadline season begins

We sold several books at the signing Saturday, and got to talk to some great people. Thanks to the Kendallville Mini Shops for hosting us! One visitor picked up books for her relative in Ohio, and another recognized me and bought The Notorious Ian Grant because she liked Storm Chaser so much. Thus ends book signing season—this year. You won’t be hearing much from me for several days as we finish a deadline for the new book project, but my Christmas “Slightly Off The Mark” column is up in the…See More
Dec 15, 2014
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How going to my book signing can prevent bad weather

            My last book signing of the year, and probably the winter, is this Saturday, and I’d like everyone to attend. Everyone in the world. Yep, all seven billion of you. Except you, that guy with the blue coat in Apsheronsk. You’re a little creepy.Don’t worry, there’s plenty of free parking along Main Street in Kendallville, although some of you might consider carpooling. I’ll be at the Mini shops, 134 S. Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 13th. It’s a new place, where you’ll…See More
Dec 11, 2014
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Book signing results

We sold eight books at yesterday’s signing! Hoping some will make good Christmas gifts. Thanks to our hosts, and good luck in their efforts to find a permanent Albion home for their art. Now on to the next book signing, a week from now at The Mini Shops, 134 S Main Street in Kendallville. Look for us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.See More
Dec 6, 2014
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A Nice Press Release Is a Work Of Art

That doesn't mean this press release is a work of art, but this is what I sent to the local news outlets. I have two theories about press releases: 1. Make them as easy for the news people to work with as possible.  2. It’s always worth a try. For those of you who are in the area, don’t forget that in addition to this one, I now have a second book signing on December 13th, at the Mini Shops in Kendallville—134 S. Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Art Sale, Book Signing Planned During…See More
Dec 2, 2014
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Third book signing ... no, really

I’d planned on one book signing this holiday season … now there are three. In addition to the one coming up this Friday at 100 N. Orange Street, I’ll be doing another one a week later in Kendallville—only the second book signing I’ve ever done outside of Albion.That one will be at The Mini Shops, 134 South Main Street, on Saturday, December 13th. At the moment we’re planning a mid-day signing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information will be forthcoming, but meanwhile don’t forget to stop by the art…See More
Nov 30, 2014
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Nov 28, 2014
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Another Book Signing -- and Art

Okay, here we go again! Thanks to Dan Gagen’s kind invitation to an artist’s open house, I’m doing another book signing this year: Friday, December 5th, from 4-8 p.m. It’s the same evening as Albion’s Christmas at the Village, so we’re hoping to get a big crowd up on the Courthouse Square for all the activities going on. As for us, we’ll be at 100 N. Orange Street, the former Black Building at the stoplight, on the southeast corner—look for the place with the big historical mural on the side.…See More
Nov 25, 2014

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Favorite Book
The Wizard of Oz
About Me:
My novel, Storm Chaser, was released by Whiskey Creek Press in June, 2012. Next May I have a short story collection coming out, and I have a humor column, Slightly Off the Mark, published in three northeast Indiana newspapers.
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More Stormy Reviews

I’m still playing catch up, but I wanted to point out that so far this year “Storm Chaser” has received two new reviews:…


Posted on March 1, 2015 at 4:15pm

But ... they want a campfire

Teenage girls decide to change the weather ... what could go wrong?


Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:49pm

He was Spock

I don’t idolize people in the entertainment industry. It’s so hard to make it to the top that most talented celebrities tend to be out of touch with the rest of the world, and for some reason the people who gain celebrity without talent seem even more vacant. By all accounts, celebrity also seems to make people … how can I say this? … dicks.

Leonard Nimoy was not, by all accounts, a dick. He was also anything but vacant. He had a Master’s degree, served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army,…


Posted on February 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

A Free Trip Into Strange Portals

I’m late with this, but my story “Another Family” is included in the free e-book, “Strange Portals: Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology”. Read lots of great authors, with stories ranging from the dark to my own tale, a lighter Christmas fantasy featuring two characters from my “Storm Chaser” series.


Sure, it was originally intended to give you a holiday break, but it’s February … don’t you need a break right now? And did I mention it’s free? … so your risk is…


Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

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At 4:33pm on July 3, 2014,
Brenda Sorrels

Thanks for the friendship Mark!  I am sooo slow here on Book Blogs, but I'm really happy to meet you.  I just received my first newspaper review from The Bismarck Tribune so I'm pretty happy right now!  Here is the link if you want to check it out:

At 3:54pm on July 18, 2013, Maria Behar said…

You're very welcome, Mark!!  Great stuff!!  : )

At 2:17pm on September 20, 2012,

Hey there..! :)
Welcome to bookblogs..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 
I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @
    P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)
thanks <3

At 11:34am on September 23, 2011,
Samantha Jillian Bayarr

Welcome to Book Blogs!

Please visit my blog to enter my latest giveaway for my one year Blogoversary!

I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and 10 kindle copies of my new ebook, The Anniversary.

Good Luck!

Have a great day,

At 7:37am on September 9, 2011, Jill Elizabeth said…
I hear you on pictures, believe me - which is why mine is a goofy one rather than an attempt at serious!  :)
At 12:08am on September 7, 2011, Intoxicated by Books said…
Hi! Welcome to book blogs! I hope you enjoy the site and all of the AWESOME people here! I would like to invite you to visit my blog at I have a giveaway going on right now as well as some tours available for readers. I also have a promotion page available for authors.Christina
At 11:10am on September 6, 2011, Jill Elizabeth said…
Someone else just told me they had trouble with that too - mine worked pretty predictably, but I did it a while ago so am not sure I know how to help...  Sorry!
At 11:25am on September 5, 2011, Jill Elizabeth said…

Welcome to Book Blogs!  I'm rather new myself - still figuring things out, but so far have been quite pleased with how much support/feedback/help are available...  If there's anything I can help with just let me know - I can't promise answers (well, I can technically promise answers, just not that they are correct/useful - teehee), but I've managed to pick up a trick or two that I'm happy to share!

And if you have a second, please stop by my blog - - I'm always happy to get comments or new followers!

Best of luck to you - 


At 7:58am on September 5, 2011, The Coffee Bar said…
You're welcome for the welcome, Mark! :-)
At 9:21am on September 4, 2011,
Mary (BookHounds)
Hello Mark
Welcome to Book Blogs. Let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to check out Network Your Blog if you are looking for new followers! Please stop by my blog at & my YA blog: when you have a chance!
Thanks, Mary

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