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Mark Phillips

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Mark Phillips is the author of several thriller and literary novels. His Bentley Books series introduced the world to sadistic serial killer Bentley Grimes, a villain of unbelievable cruelty and unimaginable coldness. His literary novels are populated with richly drawn characters struggling with issues that affect our society today, such as: homosexuality, alcoholism, family struggles, poverty, greed, and bigotry.
His newest novel, Overwhelming Force, deals with the issue of police brutality and street violence.
Mark was born in Clawson, Michigan, a small suburb of Detroit and currently resides in Canton, Michigan with his wife and their three children.

He has published ten books:
Beneath the Mask of Sanity
Beyond the Mask
Re-Test
Typewriter Blood
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Mark Phillips I've never had it. I definitely consider myself lucky because of that. The closest I've come to writer's block is feeling like the writing I'm doing…moreI've never had it. I definitely consider myself lucky because of that. The closest I've come to writer's block is feeling like the writing I'm doing on a particular day isn't very good.

I write everyday and I believe that work ethic helps stave off writer's block.(less)
Mark Phillips I think it can be a winning strategy. The natural extrapolation of that strategy is making one of your books free for an extended period of time. This…moreI think it can be a winning strategy. The natural extrapolation of that strategy is making one of your books free for an extended period of time. This works especially well with the first book in a series.
I have found that making a book "perma free" for two to three months generates more reviews, more readers and more sales of your other books than giving it to twenty or so people for a review.
Perma free is basically the same strategy only expanded to a wider group of people.
Increased reviews leads to increased exposure and more sales of your other books as well as increased sales from your free book when you start charging for it again.
I'm not a technical guy and I don't understand the algorithms that people like Amazon use, but I do know there is quite a bit of evidence to support this strategy.
From my own experience, when I made my first book free, downloads skyrocketed and sales of my second book went up by a healthy margin as well.(less)
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Beneath the Mask of Sanity

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Beyond the Mask

3.97 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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A Way Back to Life

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Before the Mask

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Re-Test

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Typewriter Blood

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Overwhelming Force

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The Space Between

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Two Worlds

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No Credit in Heaven

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I don't spend a lot of time on Goodreads anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I love the site and I think they do wonderful work. It's just that one can only devote so much time to the internet in a day.

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Description: Bentley Grimes is a killer not content with just taking a victim's life, he also wants to experience emotions. When he kills George Braddock, Bentley infiltrates the Braddock household by befriending his victim's oldest daughter, Katie. He witnesses their misery searching for that indefinable trait that makes him different from the rest of the world. Frank Miles is a detective with his own demons, and his own obsession, catching George Braddock's murderer. The three, Katie, Frank and Bentley are all on a collision course for each other, none of them knowing the secrets that each hides in their souls.
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“ “Appreciate what you have.  Look at the sun even when it isn’t dusk.”
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