C. S. Marks

Where Alterra comes to life

 

"Who doesn't enjoy a good villain, after all" - C.S. Marks

Acclaimed fantasy fiction author C. S. Marks has sold more than 35,000 copies of her originally self-published trilogy. Loved by critics and readers alike, her books offer adventure, suspense and mystery. Learn more about the Alterra series published by Parthian Press

 
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The Positive in the Negative

If you’re a writer who has published work, sooner or later you’re going to get your first really negative review. You’ll know before you...

Interview With Fullerton College Radio

Below is an interview C.S. Marks on Fullerton College Radio. I hope you enjoy it! Interview With C.S. Marks

“I Share My Life”

Reflections on Teaching and Learning: I often find myself in the enviable position of teaching Equine Science to people who don’t like...

A few thoughts on World-building

I write in the world of “what if?” The proper name these days is “speculative fiction,” encompassing fantasy, science fiction, horror,...

Yet Another Sign of the Impending Apocalypse…

Many of us have grown up with classic, poetic descriptions of the “end times”. Everything from the Bible to John MIlton–the apocalypse,...

In Memory of the Great Ones…

It’s been a bad year for memories. Two of my beloved horses, who had gone into happy retirements, passed away in 2012. If you’re an...

The Blizzard of 2012

So, I’m sitting here in the great room (what a living room is called in a log house) as the snow piles up around me. Wind is...

The End of an Era?

The End of an Era? Anyone who knows me is aware that I suffer from the incurable heredity disorder known as “equiphilia”. This condition...

In Praise of Winter

In Praise of Winter As I was pulling the umptieth tick from one of my dogs this morning (the end of October, for cryin’ out loud!) it was...

When Food Fantasies Invade…

Imagine for a moment that you’ve been riding a snorty horse for about twelve hours over tricky terrain. The weather has been less than...

In Praise of Editors

In Praise of Editors First, a little bit of background. I self-published my first book in late 2005. Since then I have published three...