whirlpooled topics unbackspaced. streams of consciousness. blurts. scribbled notes. outlined ideas. velocity waves. snatches from icloud. because self-editing is a writer’s cowardly way of preventing a reader from fucking the writer's confidence. dates don't matter. memories and moments aren't chronologically marked on the soul.

"I write with the entire alphabet, not just the popular letters."

Mark R. Trost was born in El Paso, Texas in 1962. Mr. Trost is an author, a playwright, an actor, an essayist, an editor, a humorist, a communications consultant, a sage, and a smartass.

His career weaves through marketing, political speeches, ghostwriting, and editing.

Beginning in 2007, Trost wrote a literary blog that attracted more than a million hits. His first novel Post Marked was published in 2010. He followed Post Marked with a book of essays Beer, Buddies, Bullshit, Women, Sex, & God in 2011 and Social Status in 2012. He workshopped his first play Unzipped in 2016 and directed and starred in the 2017 production.

Mr. Trost's works now sit on over 100,000 Kindles, Nooks, and bookshelves.

Contact: markrtrost@gmail.com