Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Mark Bousquet
Mark Bousquet is the author of over 20 novels, and splits his creative output between genre fiction and kids books. His current focus is on the Spooky Lemon Mysteries (cozy-ish mystery). For adults, he has also written Gunfighter Gothic (weird western), The Haunting of Kraken Moor (Victorian horror), Harpsichord & the Wormhole Witches (space opera), Used to Be: The Kid Rapscallion (superhero), and American Hercules (action/adventure). He is the writer of The Bear at the Top of the Stairs and the Adventures of the Five series for kids.
Mark is a double-graduate of Syracuse University (Bachelor’s in Public Communications and English Textual Studies), and after sojourns to the University of New Hampshire (Masters in English), Purdue University (Ph.D. in American Studies), and the University of Nevada, Reno (where he taught writing and fell in love with wide open spaces), he is currently a full-time member of Syracuse University’s Department of Writing Studies. His academic writing has appeared in collections focused on Marvel Comics’ Civil War, Food in Film, and 19th-century whaling.
Beyond writing, Mark likes to take photographs and travel with his dog, Darwin. He currently lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Titles By Mark Bousquet
He had one proviso. In case he didn’t beat back his own demons, he didn’t want the book full of stories about him or his life. And we honored that request, in all but the introduction.
Logan L. Masterson lost his battle with what plagued him on March 29, 2016. And this book, his idea, is now a reality, to help bring to light the issues creative souls do endure, many similar to anyone else, some unique to our own little family. All proceeds from this book will go to a variety of charities, local as well as state and national, to promote suicide intervention and prevention as well as to assist with working through and surviving depression, with a focus being on those who are artists, writers, performers, etc. affected by this.
In these pages, You will find souls torn open for Your reading. Hearts shattered so You can see the pieces we work with, what fires us to take each step every day. And words of hope blooming out of fountains of despair. Please, read, take from it what you will, and if the possibility is there, share this book with others until the cover is falling off.
And make no mistake. This book is about and because of Logan L. Masterson.
Their war to free this strange new world from oppression won’t be easy: Arrayed against them are the four tyrannical First Men--masters of magic and technology alike--the dreaded Sorcerers of Mars!
BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS is a post-apocalyptic adventure saga in the spirit of "Thundarr the Barbarian" and "John Carter of Mars," featuring original stories by New Pulp luminaries Mark Bousquet, Joe Crowe, Bobby Nash, James Palmer, Van Allen Plexico, Sean Taylor, and I. A. Watson, and illustrated by Chris Kohler.
"Original, entertaining, action-packed!" --Wayne Reinagel, author of the Pulp Heroes and Modern Marvels novels.
SHORT STORIES! BIG ACTION! Declassified at last! Snow Shorts delve into the adventures of Abraham Snow, his family, and his friends in short, bite-sized action/thriller tales. Volume 2 contains stories featuring Abraham Snow, Tom “Mac” McClellan, and Archer Snow.
Snow Short #4: Snow Ambition featuring Abraham Snow by Brian K. Morris.
When an ex-flunky devises an insane scheme to get back on the good side of crime lord Miguel Ortega, he finds James Sheppard who could make the plan succeed. Unfortunately, Sheppard is really Abraham Snow, to say nothing of allegedly being dead. If Snow walks away from the plan, his family could die. If he goes along with the scheme, he could die, this time for real. Ambition can be a real killer.
Snow Short #5: Angel in the Storm featuring Tom “Mac” McClellan by Mark Bousquet.
When a cargo plane explodes over Atlanta, investigators are dispatched to deal with the fallout, both literal and judicial. Everyone except FBI Agent Tom McClellan. On his boss' hit list again, Agent McClellan finds himself saddled with a detail that's a waste of time, at best. Even worse, Mac comes under fire from a former lover, now a lawyer for a prominent crime family, and hired killers looking to put him and his case in the ground for good. How does all of this connect to a plane crash? That's exactly what Mac has to figure out before it's too late.
Snow Short #6: Snow Haven featuring Archer Snow by Bobby Nash.
Archer Snow wakes up in a small hospital in the tiny seaside community of Crest Haven, the victim of a tragic car crash that took the life of his aide and almost his own. Archer doesn’t believe it. He has no memory of the accident, only meeting his high-profile client to make security arrangements for a Top-Secret project. Convinced something sinister is afoot, can he thwart their plans or will Crest Haven be Archer Snow’s final destination?
The contributors provide a close reading of the series' main theme--the appropriate balance between freedom and security--and discuss how that balance affects citizenship, race, gender and identity construction in 21st-century America.
Audrey “Spooky” Lemon is settling in to her new life in her former hometown of Glen Allen Falls, Massachusetts. The child actor turned paranormal investigator is starting over after her parents embezzled her money and left her with just three items: their old house, a treasure chest she can’t open, and a stack of bills.
As she tries to make this new version of her life a success, Audrey’s past keeps trying to pull her back. Gayle Womack, a former producer of The Ghostly Gang — Audrey’s hit Saturday Morning Reality TV Show — has come to town with her new show, the haunted house-flipping program, Haunt It or Flaunt It, with an offer to buy her house and solve her financial problems. She even floats the possibility of getting Audrey back in the TV game.
Audrey says she’s not interested, but soon, strange occurrences start happening at the abandoned farmhouse. A crew member goes missing, and Gayle hires Audrey to find him. Before she can, more crew members are attacked, and a threat from the town’s deep past comes back to haunt Glen Allen Falls anew!
Hanna & Jill are invited to the estate’s grand re-opening, where Dotson reveals he has made a series of deals with the house’s demons that will cost the invited guests their sanity and perhaps their souls. But while Hanna fights a giant, demonic snakes and spiders, Jill faces the far greater horror when her father’s deepest, darkest secret is revealed to her. What has Branford Masters done that threatens not only the fabric of the Masters’ family, but of the entire United States?
ABSINTHE & STEAM is the third Gunfighter Gothic novel.
Space Buggy Press welcomes you to the story of a little girl just trying to find her way home.
When is a dream not just a dream? Six-year old Ivy wakes up in a strange, metal room surrounded by toys, with no idea how or why she's there, and no idea on how to get back to her family.
Convinced she's in a dream, but not content to wait, Ivy climbs a set of stairs and opens a rusty, metal door to find herself a stranger in a strange land.
Pursued by a giant bear and a nightmarish monster called The Something Else, Ivy and the toys make their way up staircase after staircase as they journey across the Slumbering in their attempt to find their way home!
The Five are back!
It’s March in the Meadow and Christmas is the furthest thing from the minds of Farm the Half-Wolverine, Aurora the Fox, Jasper the Porcupine, Flake the Rabbit, and Notter the Otter. A visit from the Christmas Ghosts changes all that. The North Pole is under attack by unknown assailants, Santa Claus (both of them!) is dying, and it’s up to the Five to save Christmas!
The Five do not travel to the North Pole alone, however, as Aurora’s little sister, Pyxis, surprises them by tagging along. The young fox faces a series of trials alongside the Five she could never have imagined facing, and learns the value of friendship and the true meaning of sisterhood. Can Pyxis save Farm’s life, win the Reindeer Games, and become the Queen of the Polar Bears? Which member of the Five gets swallowed by a whale? Who discovers a buried secret deep below the North Pole? Can the Five save Santa Claus (both of them!)?
Joined by old friends and confronted by new enemies, it’s up to the Five to journey to the top of the world and stop the ancient evil contained within the Scarlet Nutcracker!
Big Orange Toy Box is a new imprint committed to quality, adventure-driven entertainment for an all ages audience.
Thirty years ago, Johnson Frost was just a kid from the Real who got lost and ended up in the Fantasy, where he was to meet his destiny by saving the Wonderland 31. When it was time to go home, however, Johnson refused, hiding in the mountains where he helped the Yetis battle the Nutcracker Army for control of Wonderland. Eventually defeated and exiled back into our world, the once wide-eyed kid grew into a bitter adult with dreams of making himself king!
In the present, a new generation of kids visit Wonderland 31. Farm the Half-Wolverine, Aurora the Fox, Jasper the Porcupine, Flake the Rabbit, and Notter the Otter find the entrance while exploring abandoned miner's tunnels inside the Western Mountain. They encounter a world of Nutcrackers and Yetis, of Marshmallow Bogs and Gingerbread Castles, and learn that Frost is coming back to conquer Wonderland with his Army of Invasives!
It's up to the Five to stop him. Ignored by their parents and the Meadow's Elders Council, the Five embark on the most dangerous adventure of their young lives to save both their home and a world they only just discovered!
Part One: The Marvel Cinematic Universe 1. Iron Man (2008) 2. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 3. Iron Man 2 (2010) 4. Thor (2011) 5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 6. Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers Reactions 1. The Hawkeye Reaction 2. The Agent Coulson Reaction 3. The Black Widow Reaction 4. The Nick Fury Reaction 5. The Maria Hill Reaction 6. The Captain America Reaction 7. The Chitauri/Thanos Reaction 8. The Hulk Reaction 9. The Thor Reaction 10. The Loki Reaction 11. The Iron Man Reaction
Marvel One-Shots 1. The Consultant, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, and Item 47
Part Two: Spider-Man 1. Spider-Man (2002) 2. Spider-Man 2 (2004) 3. Spider-Man 3 (2007) 4. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Part Three: The X-Men 1. X-Men (2000) 2. X2: X-Men United (2003) 3. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) 4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) 5. X-Men: First Class (2011)
Part Four: Blade 1. Blade (1998) 2. Blade II (2002) 3. Blade: Trinity (2004)
Part Five: The Punisher 1. The Punisher (1989) 2. The Punisher (2004) 3. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Part Six: The Fantastic Four 1. Fantastic Four (1994) 2. Fantastic Four (2005) 3. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Part Seven: Ghost Rider 1. Ghost Rider (2007) 2. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
Part Eight: Daredevil & Elektra 1. Daredevil (2003) 2. Elektra (2005)
Part Nine: The Non-MCU Avengers 1. Captain America (1944 serial) 2. Captain America (1990) 3. Hulk (2003)
Part Ten: The Nexus of All Realities 1. Howard the Duck (1986) 2. Man-Thing (2005)
Part Eleven: The TV Movies 1. Captain America (1979) 2. Captain America II: Death Too Soon 3. Dr. Strange (1978) 4. Generation X (1996) 5. The Incredible Hulk (1977 pilot) 6. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) 7. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) 8. The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) 9. Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998) 10. Power Pack (1991) 11. Spider-Man (1977 pilot)
Part Twelve: The Marvel Animated Movies 1. The Invincible Iron Man (2007) 2. Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme (2007) 3. Hulk Vs. (2009) 4. Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008) 5. Planet Hulk (2010) 6. Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011) 7. Ultimate Avengers (2006) 8. Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
A Novel of the Deep and Divided
Harpsichord knows she can't go home.
Trapped in the Deep, unable to return to Earth, Harp participates in the Saints Rally, a cross-continent road race on an abandoned planet overrun with monstrous Creatures!
This will be the fifth time the Saints Rally has been run. No one has ever won. Few have ever survived.
Harp and her teammate Wrench join a motley crew of professional racers and thrillseekers, of humans and non-humans, of princesses, spies and vampires! Some entrants want to win for glory. Some for money. Some because they have nothing left to lose.
Can Harp and Wrench put their differences aside long enough to function as a team? And even if they can, will they be able to survive the dangers of the continent, capture the Brahmin Rose, and win the Saints Rally?
New Reader Friendly! HIGHWAY OF THE SAINTS is the second book in the Harpsichord series, but it is a stand-alone novel.