Monday, October 28, 2013

A Balancing Act....

Disclaimer: I acknowledge that no one has asked me about this.... ;-)

As my third novel is developing I look for patterns. The novels are all so different. But I know they can't be at some skeletal level. My inclinations always play out in a pattern at some point. Not formulaic - don't worry. Just human. As always, please bear with me and follow me through this current narcissistic avoidance of real writing. This thing I call... the Blog Update.

The plot ideas that come to me are so large - or grow large in scope of ideas, time, and geography. I enjoy digging out depth in character development...but in such a way as to complement the story as it progresses. That is the idea at any rate.

Balance, the hope of it and the work of it. The realness of it. It feels to me in the writing of the longer narrative that anything less or more than balance (in these general concepts of character and plot) would be insipid.

For me, character and plot are the context. And the cultural/physical landscape is a prominent feature. The landscape in the way it works to inform the characters lives and is impacted by those same lives...this exchange between the character and his place and time can lead to change in either. Or simply as a character and his reflection in the stream of his world.

I tend to like to bring cultures together subtly and violently. I like them to clash or mix, and to learn.

The best result for me is not writing a good story. Or even an amazing and incredible story. But writing a good-enough story - no more or less. Anything else, for me, is true mediocrity. You see, my hope is to captivate and engage the reader. That the reader always has enough...not too little or too much. Because each reader creates a whole new novel - particular to their experiences and inclinations and imagination. Isn't that cool? My novel Unseen is only one story, especially visually. Your reading of it changes it - makes it new and different in ways I cannot.

The story is incomplete in potential without the engaged creative reader. The paradox, the sublime goal of 'good-enough'.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Coincidence? Maybe....

Have you read UNSEEN by Mark Graham? Mark - not Heather and not Jack;-) I had no idea so many Unseen novels would be written by Grahams. 

Friday, August 23, 2013


OH YEAH! Front Page - FREE Download! Unssen. Grab it and pass it on please. Thanks all!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Updated: FREE Copy of Unseen - Pass It On

The moment I've been waiting for:

If you have just a moment please 'pin' or 'like' these updates at Google+ here and/or Pinterest or Facebook, etc. - anywhere convenient to you.

Just email to with how you would like the eBook sent to you - KINDLE or ePub.

That's it! That easy.

ALSO - feel free to share the eBook you receive with friends 

AND any Adoptive Families you think might benefit (they can be allowed to sell it to their supporters on their blogs)!

(this will be available for a while)

Thanks to all (future) participants and I hope you enjoy the story....a lot!

More information about the novel can be seen on Amazon, Kobo, and all those kind of places.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

OPEN LETTER For Adoptive Families- A Novel Idea

Hello Adoption Blogger!

Thank you for taking a moment to read about this new fundraising project for adoptive families!

My name is Mark Graham and I have written and published my second novel entitled Unseen. This novel really is my best effort because it is very personal to me in setting and circumstance. Though it is not our story, it carries the inspiration of our time in Ukraine adopting our daughter. I have a dream for it to be a vehicle of ministry for adoptive families. Because of this goal, I have self-published this particular novel and have taken two years with Unseen to insure the highest quality result.
The idea is to provide the eBooks (Kindle, Nook, and IPad) to adoptive families or organizations as a fundraiser for them.  This is a product that they can offer on their blogs free when supporters donate to them. Or they can sell it themselves as a fundraiser if they like.

This is truly a captivating and compelling read. Something supporters would readily tell their friends about and point others to the place where they received it. And so on.

I imagine that through the entertainment of this novel, Unseen, readers will get a fresh and real feel of Ukraine. The reader will gain a deeper empathy for the children there (or anywhere) and their parent’s journey to adopt them.

If you are interested, I would love to send you a free copy of Unseen to review in whichever ebook format you prefer. Just email me at or for your copy or to answer any questions you may have.

Please tell anyone who you think could benefit from this project.

We would love to be a small participant of bringing together as many families as possible.
Thank you again for your time.


Mark Graham

UNSEEN story synopsis:
Martin and Jenny Johnson chose to do something different with their vacation and traveled to an orphanage in Southern Ukraine with a team. Once there, the childless couple fell in love with a little girl, Oksana, and made steps to adopt her. But they soon met with mysterious resistance to the adoption and the child went missing for the rest of their time there. Martin remained in Ukraine to pursue Oksana while Jenny worked from America. Days turned to weeks, and then months. With the help of his taxi driver Dima and Dima's friend Sasha, Martin learned more than he expected.  Neither could have imagined the strange twists and turns that would soon arise. Martin would come to find the depths of a father's love he had never known hidden within himself.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Making Friends

A laid back day in the USA on Memorial Day. Hope you all are enjoying your day as well.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Hey Readers!

Just a quick status note. Thank you for checking out UNSEEN on Amazon. And both Bumblebee House Ink offerings.

New websites for UNSEEN and BHI are under contruction. Exciting times!

If you get a chance - please pop a review up on Amazon.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend. Take a moment to remember them - they are why we can do all this stuff we do. And if you have ever lived anywhere else - you know exactly what I am talking about ;-) Enjoy and appreciate our freedoms.

AMAZON BHI OFFERINGS (click this link)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

OKAY - An Update I Have Waited a LONG Tine to Post!

Bumblebee House Ink is 'in process' of new web design. Stay tuned.

Also - BHI has these two first novels available at a GREAT price (something that can be done now that the contract is ended with the last publisher....just saying ;-)

If you are in Western Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe I really think you will enjoy this new novel - UNSEEN. Purchase on KOBO. Just search MARK GRAHAM (Land Run has a new cover).

If America - I still recommend KOBO to support your local bookstores but AMAZON is a great place for the Kindle. Or SMASHWORDS for any other format - epub, etc.

fyi - can click on above underlined links for your preference. (Also, more interesting and normal posts will appear soon.)

Have a great day, Readers!


Sunday, April 21, 2013


Hey Folks!

This business stuff is taking a little longer than I anticipated. But I honestly expect that the new novel  UNSEEN and the new re-release of LAND RUN is just 2 weeks from now.

I have the copyrights and ISBN, etc. completed and just some site construction and business type stuff left for BUMBLEBEE HOUSE INK.

The vision for the future is to assist new writers and produce more (great read ;-) eBook novels (unhindered by ANY restrictions of formula requirements and such that is sometimes common to the general publishing industry).

Pass the creative quality on to you! :-)

Anyhow, please stay tuned in.


Bumblebee House Ink

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


All Good Things must come to an end...but this is not one of them ;-)

Thank you everyone who downloaded the free novel Land Run. I hope you enjoyed the story. The free version period is ending (but there will be promotions in the future)

LAND RUN will soon (very soon) be re-released via a new Publisher - Bumblebee House Ink

The new novel - UNSEEN - will be released at the same time!

Both novels will be available everywhere and at a VERY good price.

Intial release will be eBook formats. (EPUB and MOBI for Kindle).

Please note that if you ever have any problems with the file or need a different format - just email Bumblebee House Ink and the team will be right on it.

Thanks again. And please continue to check back. Bumblebee House Ink (BBH) is in its final phase of requirements before the release of the two novels.

Have a great day!


Monday, March 11, 2013


Hey Readers!

Just want to thank everyone who downloaded their FREE copy of Land Run!

I hope you all enjoy the read. If you have time - please send feedback here or Amazon. That would be great.

Also - In final edits of the new novel UNSEEN (I really mean it this time - so stay tuned ;-)

UNSEEN is very different and I think you will really enjoy the read.

I am going to keep the FREE copy of Land Run open longer - so please feel free to pass the links on to your friends.

(See update below to link to your FREE copy)

Thanks again,