Mark Tullius has worked in one manly field or another -- he had stints as a bodyguard and bouncer, was introduced to No Holds Barred fighting in 1998, and by 2000 was in Las Vegas trying for a career as either a pro boxer or MMA fighter. He only retired from these sports after sustaining too many concussions to continue competing. In 2007, he settled down with Jennifer, a lawyer, and, together, they had Olivia in 2008 and Jake in 2013. His first writing efforts were in 2012, with the publishing of “Brightside” and “Repackaged Presents,” which combine his experiences inside and outside the ring to create truly memorable dark fiction with a brutal metal flair. He continues to write and has several releases slated for 2013 and beyond.