Mark Ellott is a part time motorcycle instructor, delivering training for students who require compulsory basic training and direct access courses. He has retired from his main job as a freelance trainer and assessor working primarily in the rail industry, delivering track safety training and assessment as well as providing consultancy services in competence management.

He writes fiction in his spare time. Mostly, his fiction consists of short stories crossing a range of genres, and has stories in all but one of the Underdog Anthologies so far.

His first four novels, ‘Ransom’, ‘Rebellion’, ‘Resolution‘ and ‘Reiver‘, are now available in print and eBook formats. His fifth, ‘Renegade‘, is also available in hardback, a new option which will gradually spread to many of the Leg Iron Books publications.
He has also published two volumes of his own short stories, entitled ‘Blackjack’ and ‘A Moment in Time‘ as well as a collection of Morning Cloud Western stories entitled ‘Sinistré’.

Mark’s writing website can be found here –

A prolific short story writer, his work has appeared in the following Underdog Anthologies:

1 – The Underdog Anthology

2 – Tales the Hollow Bunnies Tell

3 – Treeskull Stories

4 – The Good, the Bad and Santa

6 – The Gallows Stone

7 – Christmas Lights… and Darks

8- Transgenre Dreams (featuring both Mark’s stories and poetry)

9- Well Haunted

10- The Silence of the Elves

11- Tales from Loch Doon

12 – Mask-Querade

13- Coronamas

14- The Dark Ides of March

15- The Darkness at the End of October

16 – Slay Bells in the Snow

17- The Wrong Kind of Leaves

18- The Hole in the Veil

19- Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas

20 – A Dark Spring

21 – A Day Off for Angels

22 – The Shadows under the Tree