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Mark Steensland

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Mark Steensland self-published his first book while in fourth grade, and has been telling stories ever since--some of them true. He became a professional journalist at the age of 18, writing about movies for such magazines as Prevue and American Cinematographer. His award-winning films have played in festivals around the world. His novel for young readers, Behind the Bookcase, was published in 2012. His novel for adults, The Special, was published in late 2018 and has been made into a feature film. He currently lives in California with his wife and their three children.

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In The Scrape by James Newman
"James Newman and Mark Steensland have knocked the ball out of the park with this collaboration. This heart wrenching coming of age tale hits you in the feels. With short chapters and perfect prose I kept reading until I finished, pulse pounding, i..." Read more of this review »
In The Scrape by James Newman
"Someone just got bumped out of my Top 5 for 2019. In the Scrape was engrossing, enjoyable, and easily accessible. I loved how it all came together in the end, in the woods. My only complaint would be the Epilogue - I feel like the story would have..." Read more of this review »
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"I often pick up books which have reviewed positively by others in the horror community and am delighted to agree 1100% with the buzz generated by the excellent In the Scrape, co-authored by James Newman and Mark Steensland. Such is the natural eb..." Read more of this review »
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"I'm not familiar with Steensland, but Newman tends to write intense stories that pack an emotional punch. In The Scrape fits that description. In The Scrape is not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination; child abuse, bullying, and murder a..." Read more of this review »
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