Mark Tufo is an incredible guy and writer. He has a wicked sense of humor with a little wise ass mixed in which I love. He is a devoted husband and father and loves his Bulldogs. He hates clowns, cherries and ham but loves the Boston Red Sox and cheers for whoever plays the Yankees. In my book that right there makes him awesome! If you don’t know Mark or haven’t read his books you are missing out on quite an adventure. You don’t want to pass up the opportunity to read an amazing story so go get one and read it and leave him a review. Mark loves his fans and interacts with them on Facebook, Twitter and at conventions. Make sure that you not only get one of his books but meet the amazing guy behind them. Please help me welcome Mark Tufo to Roadie Notes…..
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
The first story where it wasn’t assigned? Maybe eighteen. I’ve always enjoyed writing but I never sat and penned something before that, that wasn’t part of a requirement. And even that story which became the Indian Hill series wasn’t completed until maybe 20 years later.
2. How many books have you written?
I think I’m up to twenty-four or so at this moment. A few novellas and a couple of handfuls of short stories.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
I’m not a real fan of violence, at least in the kind that is feasible. Sure, there is plenty in my novels but they are set in worlds where the likelihood of their occurrence is pretty slim.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I steer away from the age answer, maybe because then I don’t have to think about it. How old I act is probably more relevant anyway. I think I’m firmly entrenched in my twenties! Married, kids and authoring is my full-time job no matter how weird that sounds to me even after all these years.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
For me it’s The Spirit Clearing, it’s so very different from the majority of stuff I have written and it really got into my head.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but it was stress that inspired me to write a novel. I know right?! I was laid off and stressed out, it was the perfect outlet for all those negative feelings I was harboring.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
Fun? Wow sometimes I’m not even sure what that means. Being your own boss means putting in brutal hours. I don’t do anything extravagant when I take a breather. Hang out with the mutts, read a book, do a little shooting maybe?
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
For right or wrong I generally pop open a beer or three. Take the edge off the nerves I suppose. Releasing a book into the wild is a nerve-wracking experience.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
I have a home office so that is where I write and you can generally tell I’m busy because of the blistering loud rock music coming out!
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I sometimes wish I had paid more attention in my English classes. I honestly feel bad when I hand off my books to my editor.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
My dream? I don’t need JK Rowling money or fame but man would I love to be comfortable, to not have to worry about money would be a fantastic thing.
12. Where do you live?
In a house. Okay okay the house is in Maine and NO I do not know nor have I ever met Stephen King
Henry the wonder Bully, his sidekick Riley and one cat named Patches with a bad attitude.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love interacting with the people who enjoy my stories. It’s a surreal experience that folks enjoy them and then want to reach out.
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Mark, as always thank you so much for letting us get to know you better. I wish you continued success and much happiness!
Some of Mark’s books