Mark Kelliher - the author of THE NIMROD and the "smokin' hot.....dark compelling and sexy" new horror series THE UNSLEEPERS - has been a career-long professional writer, screenwriter, journalist and TV/Film creative.
He was the Senior Writer of "Geppetto's Place," an original puppet show from the creative team responsible for "Robot Chicken" on Cartoon Network. After shooting the pilot,"Geppetto's Place" was signed to a shopping and development deal with Shadow Machine Films who produce numerous shows for the network's popular Adult Swim programming.
Additionally, Mark worked on-location with the Farrelly Brothers on major motion pictures such as: "Me,Myself and Irene" with Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger and Anthony Anderson &"Osmosis Jones" with Bill Murray, Molly Shannon and Chris Rock.
For several years he was also a talent agent in Hollywood where he represented many of the finest voice actors in the world - actors whose voices give life to most of the major animated TV/Film characters of the last decade.
His writing has appeared in numerous publications over the years including: Boston Magazine, the San Diego Reader, Rhode Island Arts Quarterly in addition to others. In his early career he was a Staff Reporter at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror and a Correspondent for the Taunton Daily Gazette.
THE NIMROD was initially written in 2001 and made it to publisher level review with St.Martin's Press and HarperCollins, before being returned for a re-write. That rewrite didn't occur for nearly TEN YEARS - until the summer and fall of 2010 at which point it became Kelliher's first published novel.
THE UNSLEEPERS: BK1: Love Will Tear Us Apart was released in Autumn 2011.