Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Literature / Professional Mark J. EngelsMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 6 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 15 Deviations 733 Comments 10,364 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Literature
White Shadow 'Disappointed' Short Story
She drew in her breath then exhaled slowly.  Her finely tuned senses expanded out beyond her crouching body, beyond where her opponent stood, beyond the alleyway where they faced one another.  Each of her five senses complimented the other, affording her everything she needed to properly assess her situation and cipher the ideal trajectory with which to strike.  With her ears cocked forward, she could clearly make out her opponent's fluttering heartbeat.  Her muzzle twitched as the stink of his fear filled her nostrils.  She licked her lips as she tasted her own saliva, flowing eagerly in anticipation of her imminent victory.  Her hand tingled with anticipation even before she keyed the trigger on her baton, making the short fur on her forearm stand on end.  As she leveled it toward her opponent, an electric arc danced about the tip converging on the point of impact just above his sternum.  Her eyes narrowed as one corner of her mouth turned upward into a lopsided sneer, seeing only th
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 13 17
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 1 Departure
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
ONE
Departure
==========
Welcome, gentle readers. I normally don't preface a work with boring author's notes, although in this c
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 2 3
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 2 Juncture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
TWO
Juncture
==========
"You all right?" came Gimmy's voice over the comm link.
Darry shook her head and blinked several times a
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 3 Provocateur
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
THREE
Provocateur
==========
Leaping Stag panted as he ran, noticing the brow of the woman's image beside him knit with worry. S
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 4 Overture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us. Thank you!
==========
FOUR
Overture
==========
Simon woozily groaned as the sensation of bright artificial lights shining in his face caused him to blink ba
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 5 Cloture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
FIVE
Cloture
==========
Simon had to admit that he had missed them all. He hadn't been back to see his old friends in quite some
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 6 Posture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
SIX
Posture
==========
Simon was furious.
He had walked quite some time since being escorted out of Central and still hadn't rea
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 7 Conjecture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
SEVEN
Conjecture
==========
The pain in Simon's shoulder had settled down to a dull throbbing as he made his way through the nei
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 8 Fracture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
EIGHT
Fracture
==========
A nagging pain in her neck rousted her awake. She could hear the rhythmic sounds of the monitoring dev
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 9 Venture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
NINE
Venture
==========
Simon tugged at the collar of the black bodysuit Cybela had asked him to put on. "Are you sure this is r
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 10 Discomfiture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
TEN
Discomfiture
==========
As Leaning Tree laced up the sides of his knee-length moccasins, his mind raced with all the things
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 11 Forfeiture
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
ELEVEN
Forfeiture
==========
He was certain he had gone completely mad.
In one moment, Simon had found himself strangely unnerve
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 12 Sequitur
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
TWELVE
Sequitur
==========
Leeron looked up from where he had put his head down in his arms, hearing Cybela gasp.  "Are you
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 0
Literature
Gurren Lagann - Turn the Phase - 13 Future
This is a work of fan fiction using characters and situations from the anime series Gurren Lagann, trademarked by Gainax Corporation.
For the most part, characters depicted in this work are characters created and owned by Kazuki Nakashima and Hiroyuki Imaishi. I do not claim any ownership over them or the world of Gurren Lagann. There are several original characters appearing of my own design, however.
The story I tell about the former members of the Gurren Brigade is my own invention, and is neither purported nor believed to be part of Gurren Lagann's story canon. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
I am not profiting financially from the creation and publication of this story. And I am very grateful to Messrs. Nakashima and Imaishi for sharing their wonderful story with the rest of us.  Thank you!
==========
THIRTEEN
Future
==========
Yoko bolted upright in her bunk as the first rays of sunlight crested the horizon and streamed into t
:iconmjengels:mjengels
:iconmjengels:mjengels 0 2

Favourites

Character Dev Meme - Felicia by funkyalien Character Dev Meme - Felicia :iconfunkyalien:funkyalien 85 12 Yanina by CopperSphinx Yanina :iconcoppersphinx:CopperSphinx 4 5 Jaslene by CopperSphinx Jaslene :iconcoppersphinx:CopperSphinx 2 2 Vikram by CopperSphinx Vikram :iconcoppersphinx:CopperSphinx 3 0 Brianna by CopperSphinx Brianna :iconcoppersphinx:CopperSphinx 2 1 The howling project HD by Mago2007 The howling project HD :iconmago2007:Mago2007 5 7 Cheetah Girl 01 by agamate Cheetah Girl 01 :iconagamate:agamate 259 55 Fantasy Stuff - Sam by funkyalien Fantasy Stuff - Sam :iconfunkyalien:funkyalien 49 6 Big Geeky Couch- Blacksad by Dreamkeepers Big Geeky Couch- Blacksad :icondreamkeepers:Dreamkeepers 16 4 Redraw 2014 vs 2017 by AmySunHee Redraw 2014 vs 2017 :iconamysunhee:AmySunHee 22 4 Redraw! 2016 vs 2017 by AmySunHee Redraw! 2016 vs 2017 :iconamysunhee:AmySunHee 33 3 The Order of the Great Moons by funkyalien The Order of the Great Moons :iconfunkyalien:funkyalien 284 16 RadicalEdward by bakalobo RadicalEdward :iconbakalobo:bakalobo 5 0 DesertPunk by bakalobo DesertPunk :iconbakalobo:bakalobo 3 0 Fantasy Froppy by AmySunHee Fantasy Froppy :iconamysunhee:AmySunHee 237 9 Fantasy Bakugo by AmySunHee Fantasy Bakugo :iconamysunhee:AmySunHee 289 12

Critiques

Groups

Activity


"Hear how Engels' main character insisted that he write her story and how she is insisting that she has more story to tell. He also told us how he worked to get his  story about an ancient clan of werecats into the hands of readers.  You will come away from this video inspired and informed about publishing!"



"Please go to www.mark-engels.com/
for more information."
My publisher Thurston Howl Publications has made their New Year's resolution to save you money--their 5% holiday discount continues! Score yourself some great books to while away the long, cold nights ahead. Maybe even mine. 

thurstonhowlpub.storenvy.com/p…
In which I sit down with the fine folks at Author Showcase to talk about the whys and hows of my writing. Perhaps of interest to my book's fans and my fellow writers.


After giving gifts to others, maybe treat yourself with a good book? My publisher Thurston Howl Publications' entire catalog available TODAY 10% off. Link to ALWAYS GRAY IN WINTER below; click on the "Shop All" link on the left side of the page for more to suit your tastes.

thurstonhowlpub.storenvy.com/p…
Books make great stocking stuffers! Especially if that special someone on your list might enjoy a paranormal sci-fi thriller about the modern day remnant of an ancient clan of werecats. Click on the link below and then "Shop All" to the left side for THP's entire catalog. Or click whatever genre label might suit your special someone's fancy (maybe your own?)

thurstonhowlpub.storenvy.com/p…
My days in the fandom go back into the mid-80's when I first got hooked on Robotech.  While I grew up watching Kimba the White Lion, Battle of the Planets and Voltron, it was Robotech which really hooked me and introduced me into anime and manga at large.  Later in college I would play the role-playing game (with real dice and paper character sheets even!) as well as begin collecting the various novel and comic book offerings.

Just about everything I could get my hands on from Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku), Johji Manabe (Outlanders, Caravan Kidd), and earlier Adam Warren (Dirty Pair and Bubble Gum Crisis.) Hayao Miazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind was also in publication then, and I picked up every issue I could find. Also have fond memories of watching a fifth-generation snowy subtitled pirated copy of the original Bubble Gum Crisis. This stuff was true old school, as we were among the vanguard of anime and manga fans in North America today. Some of it may seem cheesecakey and crude now, but most of it still holds a special place in my heart.

I also developed a liking for anthropomorphics.  Steven A. Gallacci's "Albedo Anthropomorphics" featured his "Erma Felna EDF" which also spawned an RPG my college buddies enjoyed playing too.  This was the first time I took up fiction writing based upon an RPG campaign, with predictable results.  Steve himself was kind enough during our correspondence (handwritten letters back then!) to help me figure out areas where I needed to grow as a writer; trust me, there were a LOT of them.  I wince when I read that old manuscript today, printed on greenbar paper with a nine-pin dot matrix printer.  Yes, it really WAS that bad.  Everyone starts something sometime somewhere, and for my writing, this was the place.  My buddies at university and I also played the RPG based on Eastman & Laird's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."  I also have one of the collected volumes whole pulpy paper is really starting to turn yellow of late.  Those were some good times.

Albedo also included another favorite of mine, Stan Sakai's classic "Usagi Yojimbo."  Both Usagi Yojimbo and Gallacci's distant future Erma Felna sequel "Birthright" were flagship stories in Fantagraphic's "Critters."  I own all 50 issues, and went on to collect a number of the Usagi Yojimbo graphic novels.  My limited edition hardcover of "The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy" signed and numbered by Stan himself has a treasured place on the bookshelf in my office.  Waller and Worley's most excellent "Omaha the Cat Dancer" was also a favorite.  Interestingly enough I would later visit many of the places Reed and Kate drew from for inspiration, as I would later move to Minneapolis and live for several years (which is the place the story's "Mipple City" is based on.)

I continued to follow Usagi Yojimbo for several more years, during which time I picked up the collected volumes of Ben Dunn's "Ninja High School".  It was also a favorite of mine which parodied many of the characters from other anime and manga series I would later myself collect and enjoy.  Probably no surprise Princess Asrial was my favorite character from NHS, especially in her Salusian form.

I fell off the fanwagon for a couple years near the end of college to focus on girls and socializing (that is, wonton reveling and debauchery) which, surprisingly helped my decent grades actually get better. I'm a tech geek myself, having received degrees in electrical engineering technology and computer engineering technology. After my girlfriend and I arrived in Minnesota from our native Michigan, I was re-introduced to manga and anime by a coworker.

I've watched and read dozens of anime and manga series since then, but several stand out as high points of my time in the fandom.  Several of my friends and I were really into Yukito Kishiro's work, especially Battle Angel Alita (which was released in Japan as GUNNM.)  We also followed his Aqua Knights and Ashen Victor, and I'm still keeping up with Battle Angel Alita: Last Order today, though this retelling of the original series closing chapter has now run longer than the original itself!  Following BAA is when the fanfiction writing bug bit me once again.  I was still finding my feet as a writer though, which I'm clearly reminded of when I have occasion to look through that body of work.

Being a Takahashi fan, I couldn't help but enjoy Ranma and Inu Yasha.  A number of folks I still meet at one particular Midwestern anime convention are friends and fellow fanfiction writers from those days, mostly from the Ranma fandom.

Then I began to collect work by Kosuke Fujishima.  Oh My Goddess! is still one of my all time favorites in all of its many incarnations.  I think it's probably one of the longest running manga series EVER.  Back in the day, I would well have BEEN Keichi Morisato, although I never had the kind of troubles he has.  And not as many of the perks, either.  ;)

My friends and I met Kenichi Sonoda at one of the very first Anime Centrals in Chicago in the mid-late 90's.  He was kind enough to give those of us serving on a fanfiction panel an autographed Gunsmith Cats movie poster I've since had professionally framed.  It was also about this time I'd heard of Neon Genesis Evangelion, although I'd known about Gainax from having seen "Otaku no Video" years before.  The original series was great but many of us were left thinking "huh?" toward the creepy weird end (whichever one of the several the reader happens to accept as canon, that is.)  That's perhaps what saw me liking Martian Successor Nadesico so much, although the freaky weirdness from Eva seemed to rub off on Nadesico's movie "sequel".  C'mon, already, let Yurika and Akito run off and be happy together! 

Later I would start to collect much lighter and fun work by Ken Akamatsu, whose "Love Hina" became one of my favorites. And I even found myself borrowing the first season of Sailor Moon, if only because Usagi is probably the most ridiculously unlikely heroine in all of anime.  

And then there was the El-Hazard OVA.  I couldn't NOT enjoy it given how much I liked the original Tenchi OVAs.  Like BAA, El Haz was one of my high water marks in the fandom.  Part of the reason I like it so much was it takes several concepts that could have really led to a bust of a story and wind them together in a wonderful, poignant way.  The ending made sense and was imminently satisfying.  Wonderful story. Ifurita and Makoto are two of my favorite anime characters of all time. I've been a fan of fanfiction depicting how the two of them were reunited and their lives thereafter, which prompted me to work with that same author to co-author more.

I married my girlfriend back in 1997 and I lived in Minnesota with her for a number of years. There I also spent a lot of time in my other hobby--trains and railroading. While I was employed by day as an electrical engineer developing safety-critical embedded systems used in avionics and medical devices, on evenings and weekends I would either turn wrenches on diesel locomotives and passenger rolling stock or help run them for a local railroad museum.

That's right, my geekiness crossed into other fields of endeavor.  I'd been a train buff since I even before I knew what anime and manga were!  Finally right after September 11 I was "afforded the opportunity" to make railroading my career (the bottom fell out of the avionics business as you could imagine.) I've been railroadin' ever since, applying my skills in electronics to railroad signal systems (both crossings and train control signals.) Wifey and I moved to Indiana, then to Wisconsin where we now reside. My career began in the time-honored tradition of climbing poles and digging trenches, then progressed into shooting trouble at 2AM in the pouring rain/blowing snow. Later I would become a supervisor of people doing the same thing. Today I'm self-employed, travelling all over the country helping my clients with signal & communications systems design, construction QA and testing. While I do a lot of office work now, I still relish the opportunity to go to the field and work with my tools.  Every one of 'em in my tool bag has its own character, replete with nicks, wear patterns and even a few scorch marks--each of which brings a story to mind.  Nothin' turns my crank like the smell of strong coffee, fresh creosote and burnt diesel fuel first thing in the morning!

There are a couple of anime and manga series I followed more recently, but the one most noteworthy was Gurren Lagann.  Gurren Lagann's ending tore me up emotionally like no other anime has before or since (yes, Gainax was back again to jerk at my heartstrings!)  I was so moved by the ending I couldn't help but write fanfiction again.  One story received some pretty harsh criticism, but the more I thought about the points made the more I realized my critics were right.  It was a good story, but had potential to be really awesome.  What began as a rewrite of that story became the creation of an entirely new story with a very different plot and much more bittersweet outcome.  That's one of the fanfiction works I'm most proud of, which you can read if look in my gallery here on dA.  My handle on fanfiction.net is "mark-engels", which you're welcome to visit if you'd like to read the rest.  My beta profile there has a fairly complete list of all of the anime, manga and anthro fandoms I've enjoyed through the years.

My anthropomorphic fandom has enjoyed new vigor of late as well, as I found the work of an artist on dA who goes by "funkyalien".  His characters are very enthralling, exquisitely well-rendered and highly recommended.  I surprised him by writing a fiction piece based on one of his sketches in whose description he lamented wishing he was a better writer.  I took his base concept and just ran with it.  He was quite helpful during the editing process and even drew a new, full-color portrait of the key scene in the story in return.  That's also found on my dA account under "White Shadow - Disappointed" if you're interested in reading.

My wife and I have been parents of a happy, healthy and rambunctious boy for over six years now.  I haven't been as active in the fandom, although just before he was born I was working on-site in Minneapolis.  That enabled me to get together with the old crowd (with a couple new members) for one last hurrah over several weeks watching "Last Exile."  I am now actively developing two original fiction storylines in between my work as a father and a railroad signal circuit designer.  I imagine these will fill up the free time I have for the foreseeable future, although I don't intend to ever forget where I came from in the fandom.  

Comments and criticisms on my earlier body of work are always welcomed!  If any of you artists out there might be interested, I'm currently tossing around the idea of releasing these stories in webcomic or graphic novel format.  But doing so to my satisfaction will require a much better artist than me!   I'd also previously thought about the advice from a friend and fellow author and fan to commission an artist to add illustrations to my earlier Gurren Lagann stories, which still interests me greatly.  Hope you'll stick with me as I develop and deliver these stories, which I look forward to your enjoying.

MJE

Mark Engels
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin  USA




deviantID

mjengels's Profile Picture
mjengels
Mark J. Engels
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Sojourner. Husband. Father. Railroader. Anime-manga-anthro fan. Author. Paranormal sci-fi thriller ALWAYS GRAY IN WINTER now available from @ThurstonHowlPub.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16, Holy Bible, English Standard Version

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconscaley-randy:
Scaley-Randy Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Writer
Happy Birthday! :D
Reply
:iconakronzrs7:
AKRONZRS7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
Just got the book,now I have to read it.Looks good.  THE COLONEL
Reply
:iconmjengels:
mjengels Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Professional Writer
Super! And thank you so much for your support.  Reviews are really helpful and muchly appreciated, as is any other plug you're willing to put in with friends.  Two great places where you can do that are Amazon and Goodreads, to wit:

www.amazon.com/Always-Gray-Win…

www.goodreads.com/book/show/36…

Thanks again!

MJE
Reply
:iconakronzrs7:
AKRONZRS7 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
Eagerly awaiting "Always Grey...". Any chance that T H P will do Kindle versions?  Thougth I still preffur[LOL] a real book when I can afford it.  Limited funds these days. But Grey is on my list.  Will the book include the profile artwork, I hope?
THE COLONEL aka BATTLEAXE.  RW WCJ
Reply
:iconmjengels:
mjengels Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Professional Writer
TODAY IS THE DAY! My paranormal sci-fi thriller, first in a werecat family saga series, is now on sale. Check out my Amazon "buy" link and all the venues where folks can come help me celebrate. And thank you for your support.  

www.amazon.com/Always-Gray-Win…

shoutout.wix.com/so/8LtDfLm1#/…

MJE
Reply
:iconakronzrs7:
AKRONZRS7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
n order, should have by Wednesday, assuming that the post offal doesn't loose it .  eagerly awaiting.  THE COLONEL
Reply
:iconmjengels:
mjengels Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Writer
www.undergroundbookreviews.org…

You can log in using one or another of your social media accounts to do so, or you can just register for free. More votes get me more promo and increase my odds of getting reviewed by this outfit. Would help me out a lot, so thank you Colonel!
Reply
:iconmjengels:
mjengels Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Writer
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the Amazon review, Colonel! 

www.amazon.com/gp/review/R330M…

So glad you enjoyed my book. Send me a Note so we can exchange email addresses...I have a little gift you might like based on your suggestion.  Thanks again!  :D

MJE
Reply
:iconmjengels:
mjengels Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! I'm grateful for your support buying the book. Hope your trust in me proves well-founded.

MJE
Reply
:iconmjengels:
mjengels Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks, Colonel! Always glad to hear from you.  Yes, THP will do an ebook but the print version will go on sale first, starting August 10! 

Good news!  You can find an ever-growing gallery of character and scene artwork on my web site: www.mark-engels.com/ While you're there you can sign up for my email list to keep abreast of all the exciting things coming up for me and my book, including a reveal of my book's cover art as soon as our artist is finished.

Also thrilled to report my list members will have first crack at a limited edition, gallery-quality reproduction of my book's cover art.  Enter to win one before you can buy one!  That and more exciting news here, a sample of what you'll receive once or twice a month or so from me after you subscribe to my list.

shoutout.wix.com/so/fLrWTpWF#/…

Thanks for rollin' along with me! Hammer down and keep 'em 'tween the white lines, Driver.

MJE
Reply
Add a Comment: