Mark Falkin

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Mark Falkin is this week’s guest on Writing on the Air.  He’ll talk with us about his new novel, CONTRACT CITY (Bancroft Press, 2015).

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Mark Falkin       Mark Falkin was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has lived in Texas for the last twenty years, where he is a literary agent and recovering music attorney, having represented platinum sellers and Grammy winners alike.

His 2006 self-published novel, Days of Grace, was optioned for a film and nominated for The Needle Award, at POD-dy Mouth blog.

ContractCityFINALcoverHis recent book, CONTRACT CITY (Bancroft Press, 2015)  is an engaging, action-filled dystopian novel about America in the not too distant future, a fascinating retelling in the darkest days in Tulsa history.

a #1 Bestseller in Austin, & a 2015 Summer Reads Pick by the Austin American Statesman.

“Falkin focuses as much on wordcraft as plot twists, which elevates this believably futuristic tale.” — Austin American Statesman

“An enthralling, white-knuckle read that is enriched by its heroine: an ordinary girl with extraordinary guts.” — CF Yetmen, Author of The Roses Underneath

“… With twists & turns until the end, it’s hard to put this down.” — Booklist

“If you’re a not-so-young adult who appreciates this genre, Falkin’s book is a must.” — Dallas Observer

Contract City is a (necessary) purchase for any high  school library… Teens will identify with the protagonists ….. concerned with the same issues: sex, alcohol, smoking, school angst & friendship.”  — School Library Journal

“A firecracker of a story: powerful, ambitious & compulsive.” — Mary Helen Specht, Author of Migratory Animals


Mark lives with his wife and daughters in Austin, where he reads, coaches recreational soccer, tries to find time to paddle Texas waters. He is working on his next book.

For more information, please see his website, You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.