Mark Leslie Lefebvre is the Director of Self Publishing and chief of author relations for Kobo. He helped develop the Kobo Writing Life self-publishing platform and is an expert on eBook publishing, the eBook industry in general, as well as international publishing. He is also the president of the Canadian Booksellers Association.
Mark’s first published story was a short YA humour tale that was released in 1992, the year he graduated from Carleton University. From that point on, most of Mark’s writing fell into the “Twilight Zone” camp of fiction – most closely associated with horror, but also including elements of science fiction and fantasy. His first published horror story “Phantom Mitch” appeared in Wicked Mystic magazine in October of 1993 and received honourable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasty & Horror #7 (Datlow & Windling). Since then, Mark has had dozens of speculative stories published in various magazines and anthologies including Stardust (edited by Julie E. Czerneda), Bound for Evil (edited by Tom English), Bluffs (edited by Lawrence Steven) and Fear of the Dark (edited by Maria Cavicchiolo & Jason Rolfe). In 2004, Mark collected some of his previously published works in One Hand Screaming. In 2006, he edited North of Infinity II, an anthology of speculative stories for Mosaic Press. In 2009 Mark edited Campus Chills, a themed anthology featuring horror tales set on colleges & universities across Canada.
Mark edits the award-winning anthology series Tesseracts, including Tesseracts 16: Parnassus Unbound.
In September 2013, Mark’s book Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained (co-authored with Jenny Jelen) was released from Dundurn. Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries came out in 2014. Mark’s novel I, Death (which began life in 2006 as a serialized novella rolled out on a blog) was released in late 2014 from Atomic Fez.