About

I grew up in Massachusetts. I was raised by two librarians. I write the Allison Coil Mystery Series—Antler Dust, Buried by the Roan, Trapline, Lake of Fire, and The Melancholy Howl.

Trapline won the Colorado Book Award for Best Mystery in 2016. Buried by the Roan and Lake of Fire were finalists for the same award. Kirkus Reviews called Lake of Fire “irresistible.” Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire novels, said “Mark Stevens writes like wildfire.” Lake Union will publish The Fireballer, set in the world of major league baseball, on Jan. 1, 2023.

I was named the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year in 2016. I was fortunate to serve as president of the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America. I host a podcast, the Rocky Mountain Writer, for RMFW. In addition to reviews posted on this blog, I also occasionally write reviews for the New York Journal of Books and the Four Corners Free Press (based in Cortez, Colorado).

More at my website: https://www.writermarkstevens.com/

3 responses to “About

  1. Hello Mark,

    My name is Eloísa Pérez-Lozano and I am the events and publicity coordinator at Arte Público Press. Thank you for reviewing our book, “”Desperado” by Manuel Ramos last year.

    As you may know, Arte Público Press is the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors. We were the original publishers of Sandra Cisneros’ “The House on Mango Street” and other well-known Latino authors like Gary Soto, Denise Chavez, and Ana Castillo. We launched an imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, in 1994.

    From looking at your blog, I see you review mystery books so I was wondering if you would be interested in receiving galleys or finished books from us.

    Please contact me at the email below and I looking forward to hearing from you!

    Eloísa Pérez-Lozano
    Events & Publicity Coordinator
    Arte Público Press
    University of Houston
    4902 Gulf Fwy, Bldg 19, Rm 100
    Houston, TX 77204-2004
    http://www.artepublicopress.com
    eloisapl@uh.edu
    713-743-2999
    FAX: 713-743-2847

  2. Thank you for your reviews.
    I’ve been poking around while enjoying my coffee–enjoying your reflections.
    They’re good. Please keep them coming.
    Cheers!
    TyCobbsTeeth

  3. Emily Donoho

    Hi Mark,

    I’ve been enjoying your book reviews and I have ordered ‘Trapline.’ I know this is a long shot, but I was wondering if you would fancy having a read — and perhaps reviewing — of the police procedural/psychological thriller I published this past May. If not, no worries, but I’m a local-ish-to-Colorado author. I’m from Boulder (family still there), I live in Scotland, just south of Glasgow, and the novel is about detectives in New York City. So it’s complicated. But if you are up for it, and want more information, drop me a wee line.

    Emily Donoho
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emily-Donoho/977662978933470

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