Latest updates

The Atlantis Deception Published (Finally!!!)

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Dear all,

I am so pleased to announce the full publication of "The Atlantis Deception" as of Thursday 8th November 2018. Some of you will already know I have had a few issues with Amazon delaying publication of the ebook for reasons unknown and I am praying they stick to their new date this time!

Many of you will already have your copies and I hope you agree the book has turned out well and…

The Atlantis Deception Cover Questionnaire

Monday, 18 June 2018

Dear all,

I am pleased to inform you all that the final stage is underway and my opinion of how the cover should look has been requested. I have a week to respond. As part of the process I have been asked for a few examples of covers in this genre that fit my vision. In the spirit of this being a joint effort I have included a few of my favorites below. Are there any that particularly stand out…

The Copy Edit and Draft Illustrations

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Hi all,

I been advised an email didn't go out when the copy editing process began. I am really sorry for the lack of an update but pleased to inform that the copy edit is 90% complete and the text should be ready to go in the next week or so. The next stage will be the cover art which i'm really looking forward to seeing. As much as I don't like to admit it, many books are judged by their covers…

Third Draft Completed!

Monday, 29 January 2018

Thank you all for your patience in awaiting this update and I'm pleased to say the third draft in finally back with Craig (the editor) for a final read through. The writing feels much tighter now and it's been great to work with a professional who can point out flaws I wouldn’t have even recognised!

As for the delay, sickness, plagues and pestilence have all been rife in my neck of the woods and…

Second Draft Complete!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Dear all,

I am so sorry for the lack of updates but I am pleased to announce the second draft of The Atlantis Deception has been delivered to my Unbound editor. It turned out to be a massive undertaking and one I'd not counted on in terms of time. Characters have been renamed, point of views tinkered with and even the ending has altered. I really hope I have taken the novel in the right direction…

Fully Funded! The edit is underway...

Friday, 18 August 2017

Thank you all so much for your kind support. I still cannot believe I have achieved the target (with a lot of help from my friends!). If you think you know of anyone else who might be interested, please spread the word. I can add an illustration or two with another 10%! 

You'll be pleased to know that Unbound have not delayed in initiating the next stage. I have already been allocated an editor…

An Amazing Week of Pledges

Monday, 24 July 2017

After a surreal twenty-four period, 'The Atlantis Deception' reached 87% thanks in the main to Tom Howse and the support of Broadsword Construction Group

“Broadsword Group undertake various construction packages across multiple industry sectors. We have successfully completed contracts within the Commercial, Residential, Leisure, Education, Defence, Office &…

New Artwork from the studio of John Howse

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for your ongoing support.

I am pleased to announce that John has excelled himself in creating his second image for the project. There is so much symbolism and detail involved, he has agreed to take part in a brief interview to discuss the piece and its significance.

I am lucky to have him involved on the project and I hope you agree it is a great image and a fantastic example…

New Artwork designed by John Howse

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. I am pleased to announce that John has been busy and created a wonderful image to form part of the pledge images. They are in a variety of colours and I believe capture the spirit and msytery underlying the novel. I can't can't wait to see what he comes up with next! Kind regards, Mark.


Publication date: October 2018
106% funded
94 backers