J. Mark Bertrand


  • J. Mark Bertrand is the author of Back on Murder, Pattern of Wounds, and the forthcoming Nothing to Hide, crime novels featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and lived in the city for fifteen years. After one hurricane too many, he and his wife moved to South Dakota. Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of a hung jury in Houston, and after relocating served on the jury that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead.

Books by Bertrand

Historical Note

  • Write About Now is the successor to my original fiction blog called Notes on Craft. The archive there is still online and dates from March 2004 to September 2007. Feel free to explore it at your leisure.

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January 15, 2010


Rebecca LuElla Miller

Impressive Web site, Mark, but I wouldn't expect less.

I'm looking forward to reading Beguiled as part of the upcoming CFBA tour.


Ellen HImebaugh

Just finished reading "Beguiled" and it is great! Thanks so much for writing such a wonderful book with such interesting characters. I look forward to reading others you have written. Ellen

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