“Bench Mark of a Book”

As I customarily do, not long ago I left a signed copy of my new book POET of the Multiverse for someone to find - and I have done the same thing multiple times over the last 10 years for each and every one of my 12 books. Today I left a copy of POET of the Multiverse on a park-bench at the exact spot where the cover photo for the book was taken - how's that for poetic? Anyway, whoever it is who gets lucky enough to find the signed copy of my book that I just left... Happy reading! ☺️

A Poem A Day – Special Episode: Poet of the Multiverse

“Poet of the Multiverse” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘Poet of the Multiverse’ which was published in 2022 by Zeloo Media and which is now available to buy in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon: https://amzn.to/35CgnOH and you check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings

‘POET of the Multiverse’ by Mark Hastings – OUT NOW!

My new poetry collection 'POET of the Multiverse' is Out Now and available to buy in paperback and as an ebook for Kindle from Amazon! This collection of poems, all written by me, is a poetic reflection of myself, of my journey as a poet, as a writer, as an author, as a son, as a brother, as an optimist, as a dreamer over the last 10 years, as well as being a celebration of life, the universe, and the infinite possibilities that can follow after taking a leap of faith, a leap of love, and a leap of imagination into the unknown.

You can get a copy of my new book 'POET of the Multiverse' from Amazon.com and Amazon UK!

Happy reading! ☺

-Mark 

TMHE – Episode #55: “Rest in Peace, Anne Rice” (1941-2021) – a tribute

In this episode Mark pays tribute to one of the most prolific authors of gothic fiction, the American author Anne Rice – who it was sadly announced has passed away due to complications following a stroke at the age of 80. Anne was incredibly inspirational to her many readers and fans of her books, most notably her “The Vampire Chronicles” series of novels, and she influenced many other artists and authors in so many ways – including Mark himself. Rest in Peace, Anne Rice – October 4, 1941 – December 11, 2021.

TMHE – Episode #45: Hook (1991 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1991 American fantasy swashbuckler adventure film “Hook” directed by Steven Spielberg. The story of the film, which is a sequel to the story from J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel “Peter and Wendy”, focuses on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten about his childhood and who is now known as Peter Banning, a successful and unimaginative workaholic lawyer, who is married with two children; however when his old nemesis, Captain James Hook, finds a way to leave Neverland and kidnap his children, Peter, with the help of Tinkerbell, must return to Neverland to save them and remember who he really is. The film stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy.

TMHE – Episode #37: Special Halloween Episode – My Short story: The Witch in the Well

In this Special Halloween Episode, Mark reads his short story “The Witch in the Well” from his 2016 book of short stories and poetry ‘Too Close To The Sun’. All of Mark’s books are available as ebooks/paperback from Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Waterstones, and all other good online bookstores. © Mark Hastings

Looking for the perfect book to read this Halloween? 🎃

Then look no further and get yourself, or somebody your love, a copy of my book ‘VEGA – The Vampire King‘ in paperback or as an ebook from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1938082397/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_8XQBAXC7JBVRPE5NH1R6 🧡👻🐺

And I hope everybody has a happy Halloween! 🎃

Episode #33: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2013 American adventure comedy-drama film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” directed, co-produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. The second film adaptation of James Thurber’s 1939 short story of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, the story revolves around Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager at Life magazine who regularly daydreams adventures and who has a crush on a coworker named Cheryl Melhoff (played by Kristen Wiig), who gets sets off on a real life adventure around the world, walking in the footsteps of legendary photojournalist Sean O’Connell (played by Sean Penn) and in search his negative #25 which he describes as being the “quintessence of Life” and the most perfect photograph for the final issue of the print version of Life magazine.

Episode #29: “Constantine” (2005 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2005 American superhero horror film “Constantine” directed by Francis Lawrence. Based on the DC Comics’ ‘Hellblazer’ comic book, the film stars Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, a cynical exorcist with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true form, who finds himself being drawn into the investigation of the death of a Los Angeles Police detective’s sister and while doing so uncovers a conspiracy to unleash hell on Earth. The films also stars Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.