25 Perfect Days Mark Tullius

A totalitarian state doesn’t just happen overnight.

It’s a slow, dangerous slide.


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5 More Perfect Days


 The companion novella Out Now


5 More Perfect Days is the companion to 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader’s Best Indie Books for 2013

“… perfectly disturbing, a walk through a possible future as bleak as George Orwell’s 1984. Scary, realistic, and satisfying” IndieReader review of 25 Perfect Days.

Five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 5 More Perfect Days continues the dystopian nightmare of 25 Perfect Days, with more tales of the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and overcome this nightmare.


Mark Tullius?

Author Mark Tullius

I’m a father and a husband, a brother and a son. I’m an Ivy League grad who worked in a warehouse, an MMA fighter with too many defeats. I’m the bouncer and bodyguard, the drunk guy in the fight. The jailer and the jailed, the guilty and innocent.

I’m a writer shaped by influences, too many to count. I grew up on King and Koontz while force-fed the Bible. I narrate Dr. Seuss and Disney nearly every night. Like you, I’ve seen things I wished I hadn’t, heard some truths I won’t forget.

Writing is my heavy bag, the sparring partner that doesn’t punch back. It’s where I shed my armor and cast off the blindfold, take a look at myself and the world around me. The writing takes me wherever it wants. Dark alley or dinner table, classroom or morgue. I go along for the ride and try to capture the moment, show life like it is.

“Like” me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and read my blog to stay up to date on my latest posts, short stories, and interviews with fighters around the country.

For a more in-depth look at who I am, what I’ve learned from Unlocking the Cage, and why I enjoy fiction, check out this interview I did with Richard Godwin.


Short Film Adaptation of 5 Minutes Alone from

25 Perfect Days

Mark’s Projects


Woman with a Gun

A serialized graphic novel about a woman on the run, crossing the country to save her daughter from her psychopathic husband. The series is set to begin April 2014.

Every Precious Second

A free short story about an old man who tries to slow down time for his dying wife.

5 More Perfect Days

Because 25 Perfect Days wasn’t enough, here comes 5 More.

Unlocking the Cage

The definitive study of the MMA fighter. Watch the interviews, read the blog, discover who these men and women are and why they fight.

Try Not To Die Series

A series of YA books where you pick your path and try to survive.

25 Perfect Days

This generation’s 1984. A dystopian novel comprised of 25 interlinked short stories. Free story released every two weeks.


Telepaths are imprisoned in a beautiful mountain town. Watch the trailer and find out more about the book.


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Repackaged Presents

Download the free eBook, a small collection of horror and suspense short stories.
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Brightside | eBook

Brightside Author Mark Tullius

A dark sci-fi thriller where telepaths are rounded up sent to the beautiful mountain town of Brightside. They’re told it’s just like everywhere else, probably even nicer. As long as they follow the rules and don’t ever think about leaving. Joe Nolan is one of the accused, a man who spent his life hearing things people left unsaid. And now he’s paying for it on his hundredth day in Brightside, fighting to keep hold of his secret in a town where no thought is safe.

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©2015 EBI3/Drex Photos -Blanca Marisa Garcia All Rights Reserved

©2015 EBI3/Drex Photos -Blanca Marisa Garcia All Rights Reserved

Last June, my wife and I had a date night at the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI). My past experiences with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments had me worried that we’d both die of boredom, but EBI was the exact opposite of what we expected. Because the competitors don’t wear the gi, and winning comes by submission and not points, the matches were very fast-paced; incredibly skilled athletes fighting for … (read more…)

Dr. John Holland

Dr. John Holland

I’ve been under the care of Dr. John Holland at Holland Chiropractic for 26 years, and he’s helped me recover from countless injuries. I credit him with enabling me to begin Unlocking the Cage (UTC), my sociological study and book that focuses on who MMA fighters are and why they compete. My research for this project would require me to get on the mat at the numerous gyms on my … (read more…)


Click to watch Duane’s interview

IMG_5599One of the things I’ve come to appreciate through my sociological study of the MMA athlete is the difference between a fighter and a martial artist. While all MMA fighters utilize at least a few individual martial arts, not all make the transition to what I would consider a true martial artist. I, for one, never came close.

I’m still working on my own definition of a true martial artist, but … (read more…)

PFC Rashie Vectors Flats

BrownLecture-32When I graduated from Brown, I never imagined returning 19 years later to guest lecture, much less lecture about mixed martial arts (MMA). I had majored in sociology, concentrating on crime and deviance, mainly because I wanted to take a deeper look at the darker side of society. Initially, I began Unlocking the Cage, a sociological study of the MMA fighter, because I wanted to understand myself. Perhaps by interviewing 400 fighters from 110 gyms across the country, I would recognize their reasons for fighting and finally be able to answer the question of why I had fought.

Attempting to sum up 2.5 years of research in a 2.5 hour lecture isn’t easy, especially when squeezing in a(read more…)


BrownLecture-01When I began fighting, I treated Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) as a tool instead of a martial art. I preferred striking and had very limited knowledge on the ground, was decent at a few submissions and sweeps, the ability to defend. Then I stepped away from fighting for eight years and forgot the little that I did know.

As part of Unlocking the Cage, my sociological study of the MMA fighter, I began training again. I visited over 100 gyms across the country and jumped into classes anytime I could, attending no-gi sessions because I wasn’t about to drag around a sweaty gi. After extensive discussions with BJJ black belts on the relevance of gi training, I was at peace … (read more…)

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