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Mark David Gerson

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in Montreal, Canada
October 03




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Mark David Gerson is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books. His nonfiction includes popular titles for writers, inspiring personal growth books and compelling memoirs. As a novelist he is best known for The Legend of Q’ntana fantasy series, coming soon to movie theaters. When he’s not writing, Mark David coaches an international roster of both first-time and seasoned writers to help them get their stories onto the page and into the world with ease.

• The Sara Stories: Sara's Year, After Sara's Year, The Emmeline Papers
• The Q’ntana Trilogy: The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest
• The Heartful Art of Revision: An Intuitive Guide to Editing
• Birthing Your Book...Even If You Don't Know What It'

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Mark David Gerson There are three stories of how I came to be: the conventional one, the one close friends and family were told…and the truth. I've told the full story …moreThere are three stories of how I came to be: the conventional one, the one close friends and family were told…and the truth. I've told the full story in my memoir (Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir); but I've adapted the story and used it in my Sara Stories novels (Sara's Year, After Sara's Year, The Emmeline Papers).(less)
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The MoonQuest (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end the tyranny... THE MOONQUEST is a "true fantasy" set in a time when stories are banned, storytellers banished and fact the only legal tender, a gripping and epic adventure rich with universal truth.

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“Writers often have the cleanest windows, floors, fridges and toilets, the most up-to-date filing system or the best record for returning calls or e-mails because, in the moment, just about any task seems more palatable than sitting down to write.” (p.136)”
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Mark Robert wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Mark."

Happy to do it. Always great to e-meet other writers. Mind you, I'm not here very much these days. If we're not already connected there, please look me up on Facebook ( and/or Google+ (


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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Mark.

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Mark Sean wrote: "Thanks for adding.

Thanks for asking!

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Mark A pleasure!

Teresa Thanks for accepting my friendship request.

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Mark LOL. Had a beard earlier in life. Shaved it off 16 years ago. This one sort of kicked in by itself in January. I only just got a bearded pic that was good enough to post.

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brian tanabe Hey -- great beard!! I tried growing one this winter ... and did not do quite as well.

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Mark Tucson is great. I love Sabino Canyon!

I left Montreal in the early '80s. Was there last about 2 years ago.

For me, the greatest appeal of Albuquerque is the Sandias. In fact, I'm looking at a view of them right now out my window. (Trailhead across the street!)

P.S. If you're also on MySpace, please visit/join me there @ On Twitter @ Or on Facebook @

Edna Little Fish In Running Waters Spring Hi Mark David, Thank You for being my Friend!
I have been to Montreal, when I could speak French, back in the early 1960's, but living in Tucson for the last 35 years, I have lost it.
Do you find living in Albuquerque inspires your writing? I haven't been there in ashile, but there are parts that would me, if they are still population free!

message 2: by Hyacinth (last edited Jul 24, 2008 05:53PM)

Hyacinth Thanks for the add.. Hope to read some of your books. Don't know if its available here in the Philippines, but will definitely look for it or will visit amazon.

Thanks again..


Deborah Hey, Mark,

Glad to connect with my Myspace pal!

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