Mark Maynard

Official Website of the Author, 

Including the

Nevada Reads Book

GRIND

PUBLICATIONS

GRIND

TAHOE BLUES Anthology

Retro Car

 Other Works

The Films of Clint Eastwood: Critical Perspectives

Other Works

 
"Alternative. Weekly." - Reno News and Review
"Connecting to the West" - Tahoe Weekly

IN THE PRESS

Throughout the volume's eight tenuously linked tales, lives and fortune are lost, and the city of Reno emerges as the locus of shattered souls. Maynard's debut collection bursts with idiosyncratic characters...packs a strong emotional punch...is strangely entertaining.

PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

This is prime American fiction - tough, generous, and open -eyed.

ALYSON HAGY, author of Boleto

Mark Maynard's Reno is so sleazily appealing, so filled with convict cowboys, wild horses, racing pilots, truckers, snow bums, eco-terrorists, tattoo conventions, pawnshops and jackpots that you emerge from reading Grind dazed by this author's empathy for neglected quarters of humanity. You feel gritty all over - and more alive.

CAROLYN COOKE, author of Daughters of the Revolution

 

BIO

Mark Maynard teaches at Truckee Meadows Community College. His work has appeared in The Reno News and Review and the essay collection Tahoe Blues.  He lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife Molly and their five children.

His 2012 collection of short stories Grind was selected as the 2016-17 Nevada Reads Book by the Nevada State Library. In 2015, Mark was awarded the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul.

13

Mark Maynard will be a contestant in the Reno debut of Literary Death Match at the Trocadero Nightclub at 7:00 pm.

Sep.

16

Mark will be part of the 2017 Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl, reading with Joe Crowley and Kimberly Roberts at The Loving Cup at 3:00 pm.

see more on the Events Calendar
 
 

CONTACT

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