You’ve found the site for author Mark Hayes Peacock, whose short stories have been published on Amazon Kindle, in Soundings and Minnesota Ink. The first three of his six Kindle short story collections are combined in a print book, The First Gathering of The Break Time Stories. The paperback is available through Amazon.com., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and your favorite book store. Another eight stories are available in his second paperback, The Second Gathering of The Break Time Stories, also available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble Booksellers and your favorite book store. The six “mangled” fairy tales have been collected in both a paperback edition and as a Kindle ebook under the title, Some Mangled Fairy Tales. A fourth paperback, Six Short Stories, was published in February, 2023 and was recommended for very good summer reading by the St.Paul Pioneer Press.  It  includes  four stories that are found now in his  Kindle e-book, Another Four Break Time Stories. Six Short Stories is available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and your favorite book store. Some of the paperbacks are available through booksellers overseas.

In addition to Mark’s stories being available through Amazon.com, you can find them at the St.Croix Regional Medical Center’s gift shop, Barnes & Noble online and retail stores, Amery’s Pure & Simple store, at Bowman Collective in downtown Amery, at Kenneth Larson in Luck,  and at the Polk County Information Center.

WPCA-FM broadcasts Peacock’s readings of his stories on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (CST). The broadcasts are streamed online but not archived. Go to wpcaradio.org and the website will take you from there.


Mark’s work first appeared in print in The Junior Journal, a publication written by and for teenagers. He followed that as sports editor of his LeConte Junior High School newspaper and, later, in a University of Southern California Graduate School/Haynes Foundation internship, he produced and edited a weekly publication for Town Hall.

Peacock published his first national magazine article in 1971. That was followed by a 40 year freelance career that saw cover stories, articles, contributing editorships and monthly columns in national, regional, and local magazines and newspapers. Today, he writes a national advertising ad series for a client of more than 30 years. Until recently, Mark was the sole–and last–Wisconsin freelance writer published regularly by the St.Paul Pioneer Press.

Mark Hayes Peacock is a semi-retired pastor and chaplain, the husband of Marina, a retired mental health therapist in private practice, and the father of six creative and successful children. Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Mark now lives and writes in Luck, Wisconsin.

May you enjoy rummaging around here!

And if you want to connect, try mhpeacock@lakeland.ws or markhayespeacock91@gmail.com.

Mark’s photo: Suzanne Lindgren, The Osceola Sun.