Mark Tierno

Mark Tierno - Ghostwriter

Monrovia, CA, United States

Novelist and ghostwriter of fantasy and SF genres (and any intermingling thereof), with a MS in Physics as well.

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Overview

I have ghostwritten both fiction and nonfiction for my clients on a variety of subjects. Nonfiction subjects range physics, self-improvement, health and medical subjects, insurance, business and investment subjects, specialty cookbooks, true-life stories, and Qigong. Fiction ranges any combination of fantasy and science-fiction. I also have a Master's degree in Physics.

My own books include a 13-book Fantasy/SF series that clocks in at around 5.2 million words and 250 characters in total, not to mention a cyberpunk/horror/fantasy series, and another in the futuristic detective noir genre. Currently I'm involved in yet another multi-book project or two, this time with a partner. In total, I have written some 40+ mixed-genre fantasy/SF books (over 8 million words worth of work).

I know how to make the reader laugh, cry, and cheer as the story unfolds, make him feel the cold of the glacier the characters might be crossing, or the horror as the big bad guy's long-laid plans finally unfold. I have handled stories with dozens of characters and several plot threads, and pressed the bounds of imagination.

I can handle your story.

For more info and a whole mess of recommendations of me by others, you can view my LinkedIn Profile ( can also check out my website (

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Short Story

Work experience

Ghostwriter and Novelist

Self-employed
January, 1996 – Present (almost 23 years)

Ghostwriting Services:
2014 -Present: Head ghostwriter for GoProSocial.
2011-Present: Professional writing services provided on a contract basis for I Wrote The Book On It, LLC,
Bexsi Publishing (Contact: Doug Crowe)
2010-2011: Professional writing services provided on a contract basis for published author Peter Baksa.
2010-Present: Ghostwriting for various fiction and nonfiction clients, both private and through agencies. Nonfiction subjects range physics, self-improvement, health and medical subjects, insurance, specialty cookbooks, investment, true-life stories, and Qigong. Fiction ranges any combination of fantasy and science fiction.

Novelist History:
2013-Present: Co-author of the Land of the Hive series
2011-Present: One of the founding members of the GT5 Steam League writing team
2009-2010: Maldene Origins, 2 books, Maldene prequel series.
2004-2006: Cyberdawn, pentad, Sci-Fi genre.
1995-2003: Maldene, 13-book series, epic fantasy with a Sci-Fi crossover.
• Book 1 published in two volumes, other books pending.
1990-1995: Assorted novellas, short novels, short stories, etc. in the Sci-Fi genre.

Education:
1990 MS Physics, Cal State LA
1988 Certificate laser EO/electronics, PCC, Pasadena, CA
1988 BS Mathematics, Cal State LA
1984 BS Physics, Cal Poly Pomona

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Maldene: Volume One

Mark Anthony Tierno

Maldene is a world of magic and science, wizards and dragons; but home also to an incredible secret. One jealously guarded by History’s most villainous being: Miro. For centuries his presence has been plaguing the nightmares of gods and men; the world is in his thrall, there is no one willing to face him.Or perhaps there is. The young wizard Sabu, and his elven friend Eldar, lead their compani... read more

Maldene is a world of magic and science, wizards and dragons; but home also to an incredible secret. One jealously guarded by History’s most villainous being: Miro. For centuries his presence has been plaguing the nightmares of gods and men; the world is in his thrall, there is no one willing to face him.Or perhaps there is. The young wizard Sabu, and his elven friend Eldar, lead their compani... read more

Maldene: Volume Two

Mark Anthony Tierno

The first Maldene novel concludes in Volume 2 as Sabu, Eldar, and Sindar and the rest go on a quest to unearth the remains of the last and grandest of the Great Human Kingdoms of old, Thïr Tÿorca. Their goal: Find what they can in the ancient ruins that can help them in their coming battle against the forces of Miro, and maybe even unearth the reason why it seems as Thïr Tÿorca had remained fr... read more

The first Maldene novel concludes in Volume 2 as Sabu, Eldar, and Sindar and the rest go on a quest to unearth the remains of the last and grandest of the Great Human Kingdoms of old, Thïr Tÿorca. Their goal: Find what they can in the ancient ruins that can help them in their coming battle against the forces of Miro, and maybe even unearth the reason why it seems as Thïr Tÿorca had remained fr... read more

Project Looking Glass (Inspector Flaatphut Book 1)

Mark Tierno

In a future world where Man has uplifted a variety of species to two-legged sentience, the problems that have plagued the world have only gotten worse. Enter Inspector Henry Flaatphut of InterSpec; a former computer hacker now stuck at what amounts to a desk job, he has a 300-pound badger for a boss, a wise-cracking computer named ICy, and a pretty 5-foot feline named Miss Calico for a secreta... read more

In a future world where Man has uplifted a variety of species to two-legged sentience, the problems that have plagued the world have only gotten worse. Enter Inspector Henry Flaatphut of InterSpec; a former computer hacker now stuck at what amounts to a desk job, he has a 300-pound badger for a boss, a wise-cracking computer named ICy, and a pretty 5-foot feline named Miss Calico for a secreta... read more

The U.M.I. Corp. Connection (Inspector Flaatphut Book 2)

Mark Tierno

Inspector Flaatphut is back, this time teaming up with Tiffany and a whole group of miscreants to track down a leathal drug, clones, and the world's most deadly assassin. And all because his mother came to visit.Word Count: 64,000

Inspector Flaatphut is back, this time teaming up with Tiffany and a whole group of miscreants to track down a leathal drug, clones, and the world's most deadly assassin. And all because his mother came to visit.Word Count: 64,000

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