Monday, March 01, 2021

Don't Go Into The Woods

On Saturday March 13 I'm going to be participating in a live virtual storytelling event with the folks from The Haunted Walks.

Eerie & unexplainable tales from Northern Ontario, isolated spots, and haunted locales! Beyond the safety of our city streetlights, and the flickering of our warm and comforting campfire, the darkness is always waiting.

Join paranormal author and raconteur Mark Leslie as he shares a combination of hair-raising true tales of ghosts, spectres, and other unexplainable phenomenon alongside a pair of tales written specifically to be shared around a campfire. If you go into the woods with us, you’re sure of a big surprise.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Fear and Longing in Los Angeles

Today is the release day for the latest full length novel in the Canadian Werewolf series.

It all started back in 2006 when I attempted to turn the short story "This Time Around" into a novel called A Canadian Werewolf in New York. It took me almost ten years to finish writing the book, which was originally published in 2016.

But in the summer of 2020, after spending a few years working on the characters and considering the other adventures that Michael Andrews, the main character and werewolf in the story, might get into, I decided to invest in the Canadian Werewolf  brand as a series with new covers.

In August 2020 I launched Stowe Away an approximately 20,000 word novella adventure.

And, on Feb 23, 2021, Fear and Longing in Los Angeles, the second novel in the series.

Fear and Longing in Los Angeles takes Michael Andrews to Hollywood where he is working as a script consultant on the set of one of his books that is being turned into a movie.

He is using the trip as a chance to clear his head and get away from his frustrating love-life. The only woman he has ever loved, Gail, has made it clear that there's no chance of ever returning to the previous relationship. That, at best, they would only be friends.

When in LA, Michael encounters a mysterious woman he is compelled to get to know, and she turns out to be the perfect distraction for him. But while he's there, he also encounters some a nefarious hate group cult that is growing and threatening innocent people. And the woman he is getting involved with seems to have ties to that group.