Author Archives: Mark R. Brand

About Mark R. Brand

Mark R. Brand is the author of the novels Red Ivy Afternoon (2006), Life After Sleep (2011), The Damnation of Memory (2011), and the upcoming short story collection Long Live Us (CCLaP; September 9, 2013) as well as the editor of the 2009 anthology Thank You, Death Robot. He is a two-time Independent Publisher Book Award winner and is the creator and host of the video podcast series Breakfast With the Author (available on iTunes). A native of northern New York, he now lives in Evanston, IL, with his wife and son, and teaches English at Wilbur Wright College. He is currently completing a PhD in English with a focus in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Understanding “Dracula”

Vampire stories, while timeless, are really only as narratively rich as the world they emerge from and thematically draw on. Continue reading

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Are You Dead, or Just Not on Facebook?

Where do we go to die online? Continue reading

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Mario Puzo and Harold Robbins Wave their Dicks at James Patterson from Beyond the Grave

Mark R. Brand laments the death of sex in mass market fiction. Continue reading

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