On a weekend where we’ve all ‘gone to ground’ under the blustering sway of Storm Eunice, Hay Writers’ Circle Secretary, Mark Bayliss is celebrating the launch of not one, but 2 incredible new books – Rare Earth and Valley Noir Valley Blanc.
Marks states his, “two new babies have arrived. Non-identical twins, ‘Rare Earth‘ a dark thriller, involving a mineral theft conspiracy and land grab, set around the UNESCO town of Blaenavon – with an Australian influence. And ‘Valley Noir Valley Blanc‘ is an anthology of his favourite short stories, which includes the 2020 Henshaw International short story competition winner: ‘Taste the Darkness’.
Both available now on Amazon in paperback and kindle versions, or in all good bookshops.
Mark’s career started as an aerospace design engineer and then a technical author, he spent most of his career as a successful international key account manager. His short stories can be found in national magazines and websites. He achieved a ‘podium finish’ in the 2020 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction, then won 1st prize at the Henshaw Press International Competition in December 2020.
His debut novel, ‘The Lucidity Programme’ made it to #33 in its Amazon category alongside the likes of Dean Koontz and Paulo Coelho! It received numerous 5 star Amazon reviews with one reviewer commenting “A really fine story, full of surprising twists and turns and a wealth of settings and interesting characters….the suspense and energy keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace.”
Well done Mark!
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