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WHATEVER COMES

The Kindle edition of my new novel, WHATEVER COMES, an Irish-American author's sentimental fool's journey to find love and success in 1970s Cleveland, is now published. The paperback edition will be published on or before June 1 via Amazon.com and other online outlets. www.markmasse.com
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Trauma Journalism

My op-ed on the role of journalists in covering the Oklahoma tornado tragedy has started appearing in newspapers nationwide. Today, Indianapolis Star (IndyStar.com) published the article:
http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/BG/20130522/OPINION03/305220064/Reporters-can-cry-us-over-stories-like-devastating-Oklahoma-tornado
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WHATEVER COMES

My new novel will be available on or before June 1 in paperback or Kindle format: WHATEVER COMES is a dark comedy about an aspiring Irish-American writer in 1970s Cleveland and his decade-long sentimental fool's journey to find love and success. In this modern-day morality tale, twenty-something Max Galway endures an odyssey of trials and temptations, false goals and foolish pursuits. He claims his quest for literary fame is hijacked by an unholy trinity of family, work and romantic woes. But Galway is his own worst enemy en route to enlightenment. Read More 
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Trauma Journalism

Presented research this week on trauma journalism at the annual IALJS conference (Tampere University, Finland): "Negative Effects of Extended Immersion on Literary Journalists" and " Michael Herr's (DISPATCHES) Private War: Psychological Impact of Conflict Coverage." IALJS members include 125 educators from 26 nations--a terrific, collegial international organization.
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