When not writing, Mark Alan Polo works as an interior designer. He is President and Owner of The Urban Dweller/Polo M.A. Inc., formerly of Northern New Jersey and now exclusively in Delaware. Mark has resided in Delaware since 2014, and often participates in the Rehoboth Beach Designer Show House.
Mark’s published stories include “Fifty-Five” (Beach Nights, Cat and Mouse Press). He has contributed to the DPP anthologies HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017, SOLSTICE, EQUINOX, AURORA, and HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019. His debut novel, MOSQUITOES AND MEN, was published June 2019 by DPP and is available on Amazon, the DPP online store, and at finer bookstores.
On June 23, 2019, Mark sat down for an interview with the NPR podcast So, What’s Your Story? On August 4, 2019, he was the featured guest on the Delaware State of the Arts Podcast hosted by Paul Weagraff, and Mark was interviewed on Delmarva Life on October 25, 2019.
2020: MOSQUITOES AND MEN: Delaware Press Association 2020 Communication Awards: Second place, Best Original Novel.
2021: MOSQUITOES AND MEN: Finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards.
Mark is presently at work on a second novel.
REVIEWS FOR MOSQUITOES AND MEN
Beautiful read. Thoughtful characters fully developed. Plot for days without losing interest. Genuine insight and compassion written with great wit and detail.
I felt like I was there — almost like it was a movie. I couldn’t put it down until all the secrets were revealed. Highly recommend!
I gave up sleep because I couldn’t put it down!
Mosquitoes and Men, puts an evil new twist in the old adage that you can’t go home again. In Faustus Madigan’s case, maybe you shouldn’t go home again. When this prodigal son steps through the door to his southern family home for his father’s funeral, after a twenty-five year absence, he tumbles into a past he thought he escaped, and, in this case, it’s more horrific than the main character ever imagined.