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Mark Dirschel

Agent: searching for a new one
North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States


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I've been a horror fan ever since I was a kid. I think it all started with a movie I watched about a woman who came back from the dead to reclaim a ring someone stole from her while she lay in her casket. I wish I could remember the name of it but that, like so many other pieces of my past, have disintegrated to dust in my mind. My sister and I were both under ten when we saw it and fascinated, we would scream, run to our mother, get yelled at for screaming and then run back to the television - over and over. This went on until my mom hung up the phone and snapped off the TV.

I started writing at about age 7, mostly for school assignments but there were stories I scratched out for my own enjoyment as well. I wrote my first book at age 12, a horror tale of a summer camp haunted by two, severed hands.

Simplicity, a vampire novel, was published in November 2001. It answers the nagging question (nagging to me at least) of what happens to the vampireís soul when the sun rises and the body is laid to rest. It was picked up by a small publishing company named AmErica House and is available at any on-line site where books are sold.

I was born in New York and spent a good deal of my life moving from place to place. I'm currently living in Massachusetts with my wife and two children, and I work as a Registered Nurse in the psychiatric emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Iíve written several novels but Simplicity was the first I tried to get published.

Interests: horror, booze, women, stephen king, robert mc cammon, thomas harris, clive barker, camping, slamming the steel, thrash music

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Simplicity