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Mark Paxson

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Moses Lake, Washington, The United States



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About this author

I've spent my life reading and always wanted to write. About ten years ago, I started One Night in Bridgeport, a legal thriller. Bridgeport is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon, and in all other e-reader formats on Smashwords.

Writing that story opened the door to writing. I've since written about 45 short stories -- with two stories published by The First Line and two at

Weed Therapy, about a man's journey to find happiness, is my next novel ready to be published. And, after that, I have three partially completed novels ready for my attention.

In my other life, I'm an attorney. I have two teenagers about ready to start college. I cook, bake, garden ... and read.

You can keep up with my writing news...more

Average rating: 3.88 · 48 ratings · 16 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
One Night in Bridgeport
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Weed Therapy
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Shady Acres and Other Stories
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Just about a month ago, I wrote this. It was an update of sorts about three things near and dear to me … running, writing, and beer. So, it’s been a month. Maybe it’s time for an update. Running Has been going really, really, really good. Although I’m running much slower than I did before […] Read more of this blog post »
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