Mark R. Trost In Print

Post Marked

Mpost_marked_cover_for_kindleark Mallon has a lot of friction in his life. He is an abrasive man and an inspired writer. He is profane; he is profound. Mallon isn’t the man he could have been. He’s not living with loss; he’s living as less. How will Mallon thrive? He’ll keep you posted. Facebook. Blog. Twitter. He posts. Sex. Souls. Satire. Synchronicity. Mallon writes about them all. Mark Mallon posts velocity waves from a male point of view.

Women love Mark Mallon. He talks to them. He writes about them. He sleeps with them. He falls in love with them. He has an easy way with them. But Mallon is not an easy man.

Mallon has a lot of women in his life. Brady is an intelligent woman and a passionate attorney. She craves sex, cigarettes, and Mark Mallon. Kaitlyn is a headstrong woman carving a career in medicine. She’s clinical everywhere except his bed. Ellen is an intense woman. The line between erotic and neurotic is narrow.

Men love Mark Mallon. He talks to them. He writes about them. He drinks with them. He competes with them. He’s not always easy with them.

Mallon has a lot of friends in his life. Jack is a spirited man with an amusing temperament. John is a dedicated priest and Mallon’s conscience. Tom is a lifelong friend who mingles his affection with antagonism.

Post Marked is not a work of fiction. Post Marked is not a work of fact. Post Marked is a work of friction. A novel of narratives, essays, and Facebook statuses. Post Marked is unlike anything you’ve read. Mark R. Trost is unlike any author you’ve read. In the tradition of classical literature, Post Marked is an epic allegorical novel restructured into an innovative form.

Post Marked available on Amazon: Post Marked

Beers, Buddies, Bullshit, Women, Sex, & God

beers-smashwords-1From 2007 – 2011 Mark R. Trost penned a popular literary blog that exceeded a million hits. He has gathered his work into an anthology: BEERS, BUDDIES, BULLSHIT, WOMEN, SEX, & GOD.

BEERS, BUDDIES, BULLSHIT, WOMEN, SEX, & GOD contains unique reflections on contemporary culture. Trost takes on: * Relationships * The Arts * Money * Food * Women * Fishing * Sex * Golf * Friendship * Pop Culture * Work * Men * Baseball * Films * Breasts * Diabetes * Kindergarten * Politics * Age * Being Men * Dogs * Favorite Authors * God * Education * Feet * Music * Weight Lifting * Beer * Lilac Bushes * Dating * Children * Celebrities * Death * Guns * Neuropathy * Tea Party Politics * Gardening * Math * Healthcare * Football * Writing * Porn * Cabins * Tools * Engines * Priorities * Mid-life Crises * Breakfast Cereals * Cigarettes * Stress * Theology * Humor At times Trost is comedic; at times he’s didactic. Yet he’s consistently raw, revelatory, and real.

Beers, Buddies, Bullshit, Women, Sex, & God on Amazon: Beers, Buddies, Bullshit, Women, Sex, & God


1-2“I want a relationship where we love and support each other without having to judge every minute whether or not we deserve it.” That’s a line of dialogue from the new play “UNZIPPED.” “UNZIPPED” is a performance piece about men and their relationships. “UNZIPPED.” What happens when you don’t love each other anymore? How do you deal with friendships that become toxic? What frightens men? Are men romantic? Is it all about sex? Is it money? Power? How do women’s actions impact men’s decisions? Is fatherhood an unrealistic expectation? What’s up with fishing? How do two men carve out a relationship without competition? What obligations do men have to each other? To women? To the earth? To their beliefs? Why the sports bar? What happens when friends with benefits becomes friends with expectations? Real situations. Raw words. Straight / Gay / Men / Women. Real people saying real things about real problems and real successes. “UNZIPPED.”

Unzipped on Amazon: Unzipped