Biography of Mark Lee Golden
(Well, it is MY site!)
This gifted writer creative writer and lettering artist was born in 1956, in Hollywood, California. Yes, I was born in Hollywood - at a hospital!
I grew up in nearby Van Nuys. I began writing in 2005. This started for the amusement of a friend’s teenage daughter who had a flair for shopping at Wal-Mart, I would occasionally send to her a crafted email satirizing the world’s largest retailer. These were titled “Wal-Mart News.” I then sent these emails to a small group of friends and family. My creative wit was appreciated and encouraged; I found that I had a talent for writing.
I then sent out “articles” on a variety of subjects other than the retail giant. Though these were all parodies, emails came back asking if the information true! For further interest in this controversial episode of my early career, read the 2005 piece Trendy WAL–MART News Writer Fears He Has Committed Irreversible Literary Suicide.
In 2007, my fanciful, fake articles, settled under the umbrella name of “Not Quite Right News by Mark Golden”. Included on this website, aside from the “News”, are social and religious commentaries and the occasional, but humorous, odd piece. All stories are original and copyrighted.
Me at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan
A PERSONAL NOTE
TO MY SEEN AND UNSEEN FANS
By Mark L. Golden
—I Wrote A Book–
Now I want you to read the book, “The Ring of Torrents: A Jewish Mary.” That’s the title of my historical, literary fiction novel. I’m proud of what I’ve done. Over the months, beside me, many qualified hands helped form the pages into a professional work.
Two years ago, what started as a short story about First Century Israelites, Yosef and Miryam, slowly turned into more stories about them, but mainly about her. Then came the realization that my writing had value, and I needed to continue. The life of this one significant Bible character, Miryam, grew into many speculative episodes (not found in, but based on Scripture and Hebrew culture). Then came the commitment. Finally, I admitted to myself that I was writing a book―my first.
This young Jewish woman, Miryam, was sought out by an impressive winged-agent named Gavri’el (who represented the most well-known Producer ever). After not much more than an “elevator pitch,” she found herself drawn into an exciting plot written by Adonai. Figuratively, she wrote her signature on the scroll of parchment laid before her―and accepted the part. Much of the plans Miryam presumed for her future she soon found replaced by unique, heavenly designs.
If you are willing to hop over familiar lines into a foreign land, and if you are up for honest and healthy challenges to your faith, or curious enough to step away and go into the mind and heart of ancient Miryam―read the book―and join her there.
—I Wrote Another Book–
My book The Drop is a contemporary mystery set in Manhattan at the United Nations. Have you ever wondered how much you’re being watched–and by who–and why? Or, is this feeling only in our heads? Are some people ever set up for a unique plan, but not told the plot?
Is technology and the Internet–friend or foe?
Follow and walk right beside, a woman who, after being
tripped, finds herself at the bottom of a very strange,
high-tech rabbit hole in the middle of New York City.
—I Had To Write Yet Another Book–
It’s true. I find it strange and problematic how a short story grows and grows and then the project requires a book-sized platform. Now I want you to read the book Chronicles of Two Pentecosts.
A few years ago I came up with a special scene concerning the Apostle Thomas. The Gospels seem to pose that he had a twin brother. Thomas, through certain translation hoops is also called Didymus, or the Twin. After the Resurrection of Jesus, Thomas missed an appearance in the Upper Room. Then he doubted what the other Apostles and close disciples reported. So, I have Thomas wandering around Jerusalem alone and baffled. Some disciples go looking for him–-and there they see him…or was it Thomas’ twin Giddel? An interesting confrontation takes place as the out-of-the-loop brother tries to figure out what these two strangers want with him. And those two must accept that an identical twin must be told why they are seeking the missing Apostle. Remember, on the same day, the Apostle Judas killed himself, and their leader was crucified in criminal style…and came back to life. That’s quite a conversation.
Back to the idea of two Pentecosts: one ferocious one at Mt. Sinai, and then during the First Century, 1,400 Pentecost celebrations later, in Jerusalem, other momentous events occurs. My book zeroes in on the many interesting and unusual people and supernatural events. The subtitle is Ancient People to Meet, Ancient Stories to Ponder.
Compared to my Ring of Torrents: A Jewish Mary, this book is much shorter. Also, I tried to write with the average churchgoer and Messianic Jew in mind. Therefore, you’ll find few Hebrew words and cultural difficulties. Which means an easier read.
The purpose of writing the book was for the average churchgoer or Jewish Believer to see the Holy Spirit as not “spooky.” Too many fellowships and standard denominations avoid pursuing holy activities of the gifts and workings of Jesus’ “Promise of the Father.” I hope that what I’ve written helps you and them.
Chronicles of Two Pentecosts is available at Amazon for Print and Kindle purchase.
“I checked out your two websites and I can only say that I continue to be astounded by your imagination and creativity. I’ve never seen anything like their originality.” - William T.
“Mark, I want you to know how much I enjoy your writing. It seems simple, easy to understand, yet at times profound. Thank you.” - Charlie F.
“Writing is an long arduous journey. Proud of another traveler.” - Gena B.
“I finished it last night. What an intriguing story. It kept me turning the pages right up to the end.”
“And what a pleasure watching God continue to develop and enrich this writerly gift in, and through, you.” - April P.
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