Grief, Life, memoir, Writing

Are You Shopping On – Cyber Monday 2021?

Get a jump on Cyber Monday and here’s an idea, my memoir! >

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A great little gift for yourself or someone you love. A story of love, loss, and carrying grief midst the expectations of men who are struggling to heal from trauma. A story for men who have suffered pain and the women who love them.


“Like John Maxwell, OG Mandino, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown etc. and your book is absolutely right up there with those authors. The questions, they style, the literary techniques and your heart and soul you poured into it – I truly didn’t want to put it down and looked forward to reading more.” ~Caleb K.

“This will help so many people out there who are struggling with grief and it’s inevitable storm cloud of trauma. This book reveals that some things stay with you forever, eternally scarred, and that’s okay. Sometimes you need to cry, and be able to express the rawness of grief, and that’s okay.” ~Charis S.

“Such a beautiful, inspiring narrative of love, grief, strength and vulnerability . I highly recommend this book. A must read for those who have lost a loved one or who just need to be reminded that there is great love and hope in this world.” ~Nicole M.

“This is a great book for anyone who is experiencing grief. Mark’s story is one of love, sadness and pain but also of hope and is inspiring to someone currently experiencing similar pain and stuck in grief of the death of someone we loved so dearly.” ~Kristi W.

“It isn’t a self help book, telling you how to feel, what to think and how to act. It isn’t going to tell you how to fix yourself or how to move on with life. This is a beautiful memoir of just that, gut wrenching reality and the beauty behind true grief. Mark shares his story, without hiding the truth, the ugly side of grief.” ~Carri S.

“This book goes where few are willing. The author shares deeply painful and personal experiences and memories. It celebrates the power of unconditional love and brings to light the brutality of death. It is a must read for all who have loved and lost as well as a beautiful reminder that there is always hope.” ~Teresa S.

“This book is so wonderfully written. When you read this book you can almost feel the emotions of the author. I hope anyone who has lost a love one will consider reading this book .” ~Bobbie L.

Order your copy now and one as a gift for someone who is hurting!

Life, memoir

I’ve Got 2 Days to Find This, Help!

Yes, it’s the week of Thanksgiving in the US. As we scramble for things needed for Thursday’s meal I have been unable to locate this at any of the stores. It is highly needed to make our turkey dinner the best it can be. 🦃 It’s ‘flavor fresh!’

Anyone know where I can purchase this item? 🤔Thanks in advance!

And don’t forget my memoir 𝘾𝙤𝙬𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝘾𝙧𝙮 is available on Amazon as well as other online retailers!

If you are hurting or know some one who is this would make a great present I reckon. Just saying!👊

There is ‘life after…’

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