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Notebook and Pen

Mark Montanaro

Renowned Novelist

Mark Montanaro has always been enthusiastic about great writing, and is privileged to have turned his passion into a thriving career as a professional author. Read on to find samples of Mark's work, a detailed bio, and more.


Behind the Novelist

Mark has always been a man of many talents. He can count with both hands get five letter words on Countdown and once solved a Rubik's cube in just 5 days, 13 hours and 59 minutes.

His creativity started at an early age, when he invented imaginary friends, and even more imaginary girlfriends.

As he got older, he started to use his talents to change the world for the better. World peace, poverty reduction, climate change; Mark imagined he had solutions to all of them.

He now lives in London with his Xbox, television and non-imaginary girlfriend. In 2020 he had his first book published - a witty novel set in a fantasy world. The Magic Fix, Mark's debut book, took the world by storm. Well, a small storm, or more of a light breeze. 


His second book, The Enchanting Tricks, was published in October 2022.


The Enchanting Tricks

October 2022

The Known World is still not fixed… and things have got ugly

In the Goblin realm, Queen Afflech was doing remarkably well considering the circumstances. She had seen her husband die, and both her sons killed within the space of a couple of weeks. That kind of thing does tend to bring you down a bit.
Losing three kings in a few days looked rather careless. But of more concern to the Goblin warlords was whether it looked weak to their enemies. They suspected the Humans were behind one death and the Ogres behind another. The Pixies were no threat, the Trolls would probably soon be killing one another again, and the Elves were irrelevant (or, to be precise, just annoying).

Meanwhile, King Wyndham wanted to show the Goblins that Humans were not to blame (apart from the two that might be to blame). Petra, the most famous Pixie in the Known World, knew exactly who was to blame and wanted to rescue them. Lord Protector Higarth was determined to help the Goblins with their predicament, whether they wanted Ogre-help or not.

But on the plus side, the dragon’s gone; and there are still plenty of unicorns… maybe they can somehow solve everything?

The Enchanting Tricks. Available in paperback for £10 and e-book for £2.99


The Magic Fix

November 2020

The Known World needs a fix or things could get very ugly (even uglier than an Ogre!) "Did we win the battle?" asked King Wyndham. "Well it depends how you define winning," answered Longfield, one of the King's royal commanders. In fact, the Humans are fighting a losing battle with the Trolls. Meanwhile the Ogres are up to something, which probably isn't good. Could one flying unicorn bring about peace in the Known World? No, obviously not. But maybe a group of rebels have the answer. Or maybe the answer lies with a young Pixie with one remarkable gift. Does the Elvish Oracle have the answer? Who knows? And even if she did would anyone understand her cryptic answers (we all know what Oracles are like!) The Known World is in danger of being rent in twain, and twain-rending is never good! Did I mention the dragon? No? Ah... well... there's also a dragon.

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"I studied at the school of hard knocks. It opened a lot of doors for me”



Barnes, London, UK

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