Mark Matthews

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Introduction I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked for many years as a therapist, but many more years as a writer. My most recent novel "On the Lips of Children", was released in June of 2013 from Books of the Dead Press. My first novel, Stray, is based on experiences working in a treatment center with an animal shelter right next door within barking distance. My second novel, The Jade Rabbit, is the story of woman, adopted from China as an infant, who now manages a runaway shelter in Detroit. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan, an avid hockey fan, and live near Detroit with my wife and two daughters. I have run 13 marathons, including Detroit 5 times, the 2010 Boston, and I am currently training for the New York Marathon in November, 2012. This blog is about the running and writing life, with mass media reviews sprinkled about from time to time. Contact at: @matthews_mark
Interests Running, Writing, and Chasing the Dragon
Favorite Movies Good Will Hunting, The Seventh Seal, Forrest Gump, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, Terms of Endearment
Favorite Music I can't stop listening to Florence and The Machine. It's a bittersweet condition.
Favorite Books Richard Ford, first author that pops into my head. On The Road is the book that I have read the most times followed by Huck Finn.

What is the sound of one hand clapping? In truth, the forest hears each sound, each blade of grass, as it falls down.