About Mark Bello
I am Mark M. Bello, experienced attorney and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series. After handling high profile legal cases for 42 years, I now provide reader a front row seat in the courtroom. My ripped from the headlines courtroom dramas are inspired by actual cases and/or my take on our civil and criminal justice system. I do not hesitate to present multiple sides of controversial issues and provide readers with thought-provoking commentary on the important legal and political issues affecting our citizens during these troubling times.
I live in Michigan with my wife, Tobye. We have four children and 8 beautiful and enjoyable grandchildren.
You can find me online at MarkMBello.com | email@example.com | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Why Did You Become an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Etc. in the First Place?
There is a disconnect in America. People hitch their wagons to the wrong horses, often relying on people and entities that don’t have their best interests in mind. Our criminal and civil justice systems are under attack and often don’t protect the “little guy.” I can expose these issues to a larger audience by writing controversial social justice novels then I can with a small local law practice. THAT’S why I became an author.
How Do You Deal With Fear?
By writing about it and writing about ways to conquer it. I love the NIKE slogan: “Just do it!”
How Do You Deal With Rejection?
Use it as a challenge to do better; to prove that those who rejected me or my work were dead wrong.
What’s the Name of Your Company? What Exactly Does Your Company Do, How Do You Help People?
MarkMBello.com. I write social justice legal thrillers about newsworthy topics. Our rights are being slowly eroded in these tough political times and my books are a call to action. We, the people, need to step up our game and stand up for our rights.
Name One of the Biggest Challenges You Have Faced and How Did You Overcome It?
Becoming known as a readable author without support from the publishing community is a huge challenge. Corporate or agency support is a huge advantage in the publishing industry. Trying to succeed as a self-published author is a steep hill to climb. I have not overcome it, but I will continue to write, continue to self-publish and market my work, persevere, and hopefully climb the proverbial mountain and reach the top.
What Piece of Advice Do You Wish Someone Had Given You at the Start of Your Career?
Aside from the NIKE slogan recited above, I believe people should find something they are passionate about and do everything they can to achieve success (not necessarily measured in dollars) in that endeavor.
Who Are Your Biggest Influences and People You Admire and Why?
My parents showed me the way. They were the best people I’ve ever known. Everything I am or aspire to be I owe to them.
Name a Person Who Helped You Along the Way?
I consider myself a self-made man. Many people have assisted me in my journey to success, but only one person stands out: Me!
What Do You See as Your Greatest Success in Life, So Far?
As a young man, completing my education, becoming a lawyer, and choosing an area of law where I can assist “Davids” in better the “Goliaths” of our society. As an old man, becoming an award-winning author in my mid-60s has to be some kind of “success”. Writing one was a unique experience, but writing 6 and a novella? Never expected to accomplish that in only 5 years.
What Book Would You Recommend and Why?
I recommend the entire Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series because I consider the social justice issues they introduce to be extremely important in these troubled times. My all-time favorite social justice novel is Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Everyone should read it.
What’s a Personal Self-Talk, Mantra, Affirmation or Self-Belief That Contributes to Your Success?
I don’t really have one. I just believe that anyone can do anything he or she sets his or her mind to do. Some of us have bigger challenges or greater barriers than others, but hard work and perseverance can and should get you to where you want to go.