Random Writing Quote:

“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”

--Ray Bradbury

Member info for Mark Silverstein

Mark Silverstein

Mark Silverstein

http://www.hiohsilver.blogspot.com

Mark Silverstein grew up in Milwaukee. He blames beer, pretzels and rock and roll--particularly a Thanksgiving Day concert in 1964 by the Rolling Stones--for his skewed view of the world. His interest in writing dates back to when he discovered a well crafted story received a better grade in U.S. History than one with all the correct facts. Despite his growing love of all things Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Roth and Salinger--a short-lived college roommate claimed to be Seymour Glass incarnate--he followed his parents advice and developed a career to fall back on.  Now, after 30 years of falling back on teaching he's retired and moving forward as a writer. He recently  completed his first novel, Fermentation--about the next great American filmmaker being stuck in Milwaukee and how he and his friends find their way out.

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