Mark Teppo

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What I Write

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Check out “How the Mermaid Lost Her Song” at Strange Horizons ->

What I Write

Daryl Gregory, author of the fabulous Afterparty and Harrison Squared, once said of my writing: “He can write anything, from fantasy to hard SF to satire.”

Faren Miller in her review of The Court of Lies for Locus Magazine said: “Teppo proves to be a marvelously eclectic writer, both devious and passionate, taking elements of fantasy, SF, horror, detective fiction, and other genres, and giving them the urgency of the spoken word.”

If I was to write this entry, I’d say I was: “A genre dilettante who has trouble settling down.” I think Faren and Daryl say it better.


Rudolphl! (2014)
The Court of Lies (2014)
Katabasis (2013)
Mongoliad I, II, & III (2012 – 2013)
Earth Thirst (2013)
Heartland (2009)
Lightbreaker (2007)

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I’d like to finish a draft of SNAKE EYES, my latest novel project, by the end of this write-a-thon.

Fundraising Goals

I’m participating more to keep myself honest than anything else. But, if I DON’T finish the draft by the end of the write-a-thon, I’ll contribute $200 to Clarion West. If I do finish, I’ll contribute $100.


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