About

Mark TulliusI’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 here at MarkTullius.com 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.
Here’s a guest post I wrote for The Wrap about metal and what it means to me.