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Mark Noce

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Mark writes historical fiction with a passion, and eagerly reads everything from fantasy to literature. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been an avid traveler and backpacker, particularly in Europe and North America. He earned his BA and MA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he also met his beautiful wife. By day, he works as a Technical Writer, having spent much of his career at places like Google and Facebook. In addition to writing novels, he also writes short fiction online. When not reading or writing, he’s probably listening to U2, sailing his dad’s boat, or gardening with his family.

His debut novel, Between Two Fires and the upcoming sequel, Dark Winds Rising, are being published by St. Martin's Press and Mac
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Mark Noce Hi Katya,
Well, sort of both:) I had lots of beta readers and I did find an editor before submitting my manuscript to agents. Then once I had an agent…more
Hi Katya,
Well, sort of both:) I had lots of beta readers and I did find an editor before submitting my manuscript to agents. Then once I had an agent and we signed with a publisher, St. Martin's has their own editors who continued to send me revisions.

I can probably answer you in more detail via email if you want, either at my website (marknoce.com) or at markcnoce@gmail.com.

I hope that helps, but please ask away if you have more questions. I'd be happy to help:)(less)
Mark Noce Hi Carol,
Sorry for the delayed response! It was great speaking at Mills again on career day. I'd love to answer all your questions on agents,…more
Hi Carol,
Sorry for the delayed response! It was great speaking at Mills again on career day. I'd love to answer all your questions on agents, publishing, and tech writing too...but it's a bit of a long story and these Goodreads windows are a bit tiny. Can you email me at my website marknoce.com? Or just directly at markcnoce@gmail.com. I can answer in more length there:)

Thanks for your interest! (less)
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I enjoy realism as much as the next person, maybe more sometimes. However, I’ve noticed for a long time that most contemporary fiction (in fact SciFi, Fantasy, Literary, etc. for that matter), has gone so dark that happy endings and anything generally positive seems to be on the wane. In fact, I’ve found so many of the books I read now are so dark, that it’s beginning to feel unreal, which kin... Read more of this blog post »
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“I never was the type of noblewoman to stay by the hearth while the men rode into battle anyway. As my father always used to say with the shake of his head, the blood of the Old Tribes runs strong in me.”
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“A sudden yearning to hold Artagan close overtakes me, to smell the scent of his skin and run my hands through his tousled black hair. He will soon ride into peril again as he has many times before. No matter how often he rides away, I never get used to it.”
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“Whatever befalls us, we will endure it together. I clutch my longbow and dagger close to my side. My last thoughts linger on my husband and my boy. I will not let harm come to either of them.”
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Michael Murphy Mark, thanks for connecting on Goodreads. Hope you'll add my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club, to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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Jill Lovely to meet you, Mark, and thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads.


Sophia Thanks for friending me, Mark!


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Katya Mills Hi Mark. Thanks for being friends. Are you doing the national novel writing month? This will be my first attempt. Its at nanowrimo.org . Have a happy halloween and best of luck with your writing!


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


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Mark Noce Susan wrote: "Hi Mark, it is so nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend invite. I'm not too far from SF."

Nice to meet you too, very cool that you live nearby:)


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Mark Noce Mary wrote: "Hello, Mark, thank you for adding me as a friend. Best wishes, Mary Wood"

Ditto! :)


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Susan Griscom Hi Mark, it is so nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend invite. I'm not too far from SF.


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Mary Wood Hello, Mark, thank you for adding me as a friend. Best wishes, Mary Wood


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