Grief, Writing

My Memoir is Available for Pre-sale!!!

Although not officially released my memoir 𝗖𝗼𝘄𝗯𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗿𝘆 is now available to purchase through pre-sale on and – go order a copy today!

My publisher Christian Faith Publishing is currently converting the book to the various E-book formats to upload soon. They are also creating a video trailer for the book and a press release to go out to thousands of media outlets including bloggers, journalists, newspapers, television and radio stations, websites and book reviewers. When the press release goes out that will be the “official release” for the book, but why wait?

Go order your copy today! It is a story of love, hope, and healing.

Again, you can now purchase the book online at and

Soon I will be offering autographed copies through my website here, along with some other promotional events and giveaways to compliment the book. Stay tuned for that!

How can you support me and help promote the book?

  1. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media, post a review on Amazon, Goodreads etc.
  2. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book), read the book and share on social media.
  3. Buy the book (hardcopy and e-book).

P.S. – I am planning an audio version of the book to be available soon also!

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement! 

Go live your dreams because there is life after…

~Mark (Exodus 15:3)

Adventure, Animals, Art, Poetry

“Blazin’ Mane” – Winner Artwork Title Contest

“Blazin' Mane"     Colored Pencil & Pastels    8×10 inches     Maleko ©2013
“Blazin’ Mane”   Colored Pencil & Pastels    8×10 inches       Maleko ©2013

Following a frenzied voting competition between the following finalists –

  • Ablaze
  • Equine Fire
  • Blazin’ Mane

We actually ended up with a tie, a dead heat, a photo finish; the ultimate winner was selected in a random drawing – “Blazin’ Mane”  congratulations Shelley for your winning entry.  I was so impressed by all the entries and the originality and creativity that was evident in the suggested names for my piece of artwork above.  I took the three finalists contributions and wrote a bit of micro poetry adding it to this version of the picture posted here.

Thanks again to everyone, just might do this again sometime.  And Shelley watch for your $10 Amazon Gift Card in the mail.  ~M

Adventure, Animals, Art

Down the Stretch They Come; the Final Three

"..."  Colored Pencil & Pastels 8x10 inches  Maleko ©2013
“…”     Colored Pencil & Pastels    8×10 inches     Maleko ©2013

We are down to the final three suggestions for the title to the above horse drawing.  You can read the previous post explaining the contest and rules here. It was hard to narrow it down to three but the judges have each picked their favorite and in no particular order they are listed below.

  • Ablaze
  • Equine Fire
  • Blazin’ Mane

Please cast a vote for your favorite by visiting the either leaving a comment below, tweeting your favorite to @malekoarts on Twitter or visit & comment on the MalekoArts Facebook page. The voting will go through Wednesday, March 13th and the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card will be announced shortly after that.

Thanks to all those who submitted entries there were some very creative suggestions.  I truly appreciate the great comments and support.  ~M