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Mark J. Oliver

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Mark J. Oliver is the author of two novels, THE ALLIANCE OF REMARKABLE LANDLORDS, a contemporary adult fairy tale and THE RIFT RIDER, a science fiction story that blends action adventure, quest, romance, and surfing.

Mark was born in Gloucestershire, England. After Graduating from Cardiff University and brief spells temping in Brighton, Gloucester and London, Mark left the UK to start teaching English as a foreign language. He has an MA in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Over the last fourteen years, he has lived and taught in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Portugal, Thailand, Singapore, Lebanon, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. He has also worked on teacher training projects with UNRWA in Lebanon and the British Council in Borneo.

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Mark J. Oliver Jogging. Before I run, I think of the part of the story I'm having trouble with. Then I push it to the back of my mind, turn on my i-pod, and start ru…moreJogging. Before I run, I think of the part of the story I'm having trouble with. Then I push it to the back of my mind, turn on my i-pod, and start running. Usually, ideas will pop into my head naturally. It helps running outside, as living in Sri Lanka, there's always some inspiration; giant bats, crazed bus drivers, cruising pelicans, tuk tuks and other randomness.(less)
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Hey everyone,

My sci-fi adventure, The Rift Rider, is free this Thursday (7th Sept) on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N4Y4NES

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Cheers
Mark
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