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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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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Latest Blog Posts

For the past three months I’ve been watching and editing interviews from my sociological study, Unlocking the Cage. I search for the similarities and differences in over 400 fighters, noting attributes that influence a successful career, and which attitudes don’t pay off. The project began nearly two and a half years ago, and I still try to follow as many of the fighters as possible, watching the ups and downs in their fight careers, as well as their personal lives. Being a fighter is not easy, and I have deep respect for any professional who enters that cage. I have even more respect and admiration for those men and women who have overcome adversity and battled their way to victory. That’s what this past weekend was all about.

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I began my sociological study of mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes hoping that the understanding of these men and women would shed some light on why I had fought. It had been 8 years since I had ended an unsuccessful attempt at a fighting career and I was no longer a fan of the sport. I viewed MMA as a form of violence and I assumed there had to be something wrong with these fighters, just as there must have been something wrong with myself.

Although it took a while for me to fall back in love with the sport, in less than a week I realized there was something special about these athletes. My questions no longer simply focused on why they were fighting and how they were raised. I wanted to hear their definition of what it meant to be a good person and who they strived to be. Instead of simply filming the interviews so I could review them later, I documented them so I could share their statements with the world. I wanted to break the … (read more…)


Jake Tullius: author

Jake Tullius: author

So yesterday I’m tearing through the mail and scattering it around the living room when I come across this thing. I’m only 15 months old so my reading skills suck, but I could make out WARRIOR in big red letters right below a sweet patch. It was from Onnit so of course I assumed it was for me.


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©2014 EBI. All Rights Reserved Photographed by Blanca Marisa Garcia

©2014 EBI. All Rights Reserved Photographed by Blanca Marisa Garcia

©2014 EBI. All Rights Reserved Photographed by Blanca Marisa Garcia

My wife and I rarely go out, maybe once a month thanks to busy work schedules and two young kids, but Sunday we dropped them off with Grandma and headed out to Hollywood. No fancy dinner, definitely no dancing. We were going to check out the Eddie Bravo Invitational.

Although Jen had been to quite a few MMA fights with me, this was the first jiu-jitsu tournament she’d been to. As nice as she could she asked, “Is this going to … (read more…)


machinehead 2I’ve been listening to metal for over 30 years, and there’s no doubt it’s influenced me and my writing. I began Brightside with lyrics from Machine Head’s “Davidian” and mention Fear Factory’s Fear is the Mindkiller in a later chapter. 25 Perfect Days begins with Slipknot lyrics from “All Hope is Gone” and one of the stories is named after Nailbomb’s “24 Hour Bullshit.”  It wasn’t until I was writing(read more…)

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Long Beach, CA 90802

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