Mark Newhouse


Mark and the award-winning Rockhound the Detective

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Mark H. Newhouse Books

YOU NEVER SEE FAT VAMPIRES
DOWN WITH BULLIES!
1st Prize Florida Writer's Association RPL Awards 2011
Some kids will risk anything to stop bullies. YOU NEVER SEE FAT VAMPIRES is a funny, slightly scary twist on vampire legend and how one girl faces the demonic Dr. Ghoulash and his bullies who may or may not be vampires. (Amazon, Kindle, etc.)

THE ROCKHOUND SCIENCE MYSTERIES, books and CD Rom (Earthkids Publishing)=TEACHERS' CHOICE AWARD- LEARNING, 2001. Short, funny mysteries children solve with experiments like making orange juice ice pops. (Amazon)

HOLIDAY HELPINGS, introduction by Nancy Lopez
Mark H. Newhouse, chief editor, (Court Jester Publications)
Wonderful stories and poems for holiday sharing. All profit donated to AIM for the Handicapped. (Createspace.com, Amazon, Kindle)

UNFORGETTABLE AT ANY SPEED with Lou Emond (Quixote Press)
Funny true stories for the car lover/​hater in all of us.

WHO'S AFRAID OF ESSAYS? illustrated by Marc Josloff (Amazon)
Easy to learn and master strategy and planner makes this vital skill hands-on and fun. Written by Elem./​Secondary Teacher of the Year 1989 (NYS Reading Association.)

CURRENT PROJECTS:
WHO KILLED MR. BULK?- 3rd Prize- Florida Writers Assoc. Middle Grade Fiction. Hiram Adkins, sent to live with his uncle is unaware the eccentric relative is the lawyer for fictional folk and mythical monsters. Together they solve the wackiest courtroom mysteries ever. (Book 1 of series)



PUBLISHED AWARD-WINNING STORIES (Anthologies available from Amazon)

"Pregnat" - 3rd Prize- Creative Writers Notebook Contest, 2010
JOURNEYS III (Court Jester Publications, 3010) A young teacher faces a heart-breaking decision.

"The Curdle Cat"- CATS (Fireside Publications)
A nightmarish view of felines and humanity on Halloween.

"Multiple Choice"- Honorable Mention- JOURNEYS 2008
A teacher faces a test of conscience.

"Fanmale"- Judges' Selection- JOURNEYS (Night Owl Books, 2008)
He will do anything to be published even if it leads to his own destruction.

"The Warehouse"- Editors Choice- The 2nd Annual Journal of the CWN, 2007
A girl's bravery during The Holocaust is tested by the warehouse. Based on a real event.


BIOGRAPHY
Mark loved teaching in Central Islip,Long Island, New York. He was named Elementary/​Secondary Teacher of the Year by the New York State Reading Association,1989. He received his BA and MA from Queens College,CUNY and was an adjunct professor of Education, SUNY Old Westbury.

Married to a patient wife, he is proud of his two sons. Memberships include the Authors Guild, Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI),Florida Writers Association, and local writing groups. Mark founded and is ‘Top Cat’ of The Childrens Authors Team (C.A.T.) (see Facebook),and was named Lake County Florida Children’s Author of the Year 2002. He loves visiting children, parents and teachers in schools and libraries to promote a love of reading and writing.


Selected Works

Middle Grade Fiction
Some kids will risk anything to be thin, popular, and stop others from teasing them.
Juvenile Mystery
Solve funny mysteries with safe and simple science experiments. Teachers Choice Award Learning Magazine.
Holiday Anthology
Stories and poem collection for the winter holidays with moving introduction by Hall of Fame golfer, Nancy Lopez.
Anthology
Funny and nostalgic true stories about the cars that we love and hate. A fun trip for all ages.