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Paul D. Marks love the city that L.A. was. Dodging bullets, he's not so sure about the city it is today.

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A Los Angeles native, Paul loves the city that LA was. Dodging bullets he's not so sure about the city it is today. Of course, he's one of the few people to have pulled a gun on the LAPD and lived to tell about it – see the story on his website:

 His stories run the gamut from serious fiction to mystery and satire. Continental Tilt is the lead story in the Murder in La-La Land anthology. Almost, Almost Famous appears in Mysterical E. His story Terminal Island appears in Weber: The Contemporary West. His stories have also appeared in The Story Teller, Penny-A-Liner, Dave Zeltserman's lauded HardLuck Stories webzine and Futures magazine, as well as the anthologies Fiction on the Run, Murder on Sunset Boulevard, Dime and others. For a complete list see his website.
Paul is one of the last, if not the last person, to have shot a film on the famous MGM backlot before it was torn down. According to Steven Bingen, one of the authors of the well-received book MGM: HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST BACKLOT: "That 40 page chronological list I mentioned of films shot at the studio ends with his [Paul D. Marks'] name on it." 

• His novel WHITE HEAT took second place in the Mystery-Suspense-Thriller-Adventure category of the SouthWest Writers Annual Writing Contest.
• Endless Vacation received Honorable Mentions in the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Competition and the prestigious Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition.
• Netiquette won First Place in the Futures Short Story Contest.
• Dem Bones was a finalist in the Southern Writers Association Contest.
• Poison Heart was a finalist in the Deadly Ink Competition and appears in their 2010 Short Story Collection.

Additional Information

Paul's novel WHITE HEAT is available now on Amazon, Smashwords and other outlets. P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a racially charged situation. The case might have to wait.... The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece – during the 1992 “Rodney King” riots – and that’s just the beginning of his problems. PRAISE FOR WHITE HEAT: “Written in a staccato, noir style as Intense as the 1992 LA riots, White Heat is a stunning debut novel by LA native Paul Marks. It grabs you with the intensity of the riots and keeps theanxiety and tension pushing full-throttle right up to the bittersweet ending. Heat is a hard-hitting, noir detective thriller, that also deals with tough issues like racism, the “diversity” of racism, and the human condition.” —Andrew McAleer, best-selling author of “The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelist”and “Fatal Deeds” A gripping tale of prejudice and deceit, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1992 L.A. riots. White Heat is all the title promises it to be. —Darrell James, award winning author of Nazareth Child

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Paul's website

Cafe Noir blog
Paul's blog site

White Heat novel website
The page for Paul's award-winning novel WHITE HEAT.

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