The Mark Pritchard I am
with links to documents and more information about various things I've done
Here's how you can find me:
I'm listed in the San Francisco phone book. Or
email me at
Now all the links below look kind of boring, but actually have a lot of stuff behind them.
I used to do Frighten the Horses magazine.
Day jobs: Most of what I've done in the last 15 years has been at software
companies; right now I'm a tech writer at a big enterprise software company. Previously
I've worked as an English teacher in San Francisco and in Japan, as a delivery truck driver, layout artist, church secretary, bike messenger dispatcher and dishwasher.
I used to be in Queer Nation and the Street
Patrol. The book Family
by Phyllis Burke covers a great deal of Queer Nation-San Francisco's
most active period, including two protests I had a hand in organizing:
- I live in Bernal Heights,
San Francisco, which is here.
- Here are a bunch of pictures of me,
and here is my Flickr page.
- In addition to this website, I blog at The Rumpus.net, at sf.metblogs.com, and occasionally at Open Salon. I'm also the Mark Pritchard on Twitter.
I am not on Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn.
- I'm the author of:
- How They Scored, a novel about a bunch of straight men talking with each other about their
sexual experiences, and about the death of privacy in the age of Web 2.0.
» Buy it at Lulu.com as a paperback (I make the most money from you buying the paperback there) or as a download, or from Amazon.com as a paperback or a Kindle edition.
- Mango Rain,
a novel about an American girl who goes to India to open a customer
service call center. I'm shopping for a new agent with this manuscript.
- Make Nice,
my first mainstream novel -- set in 1960 and about the Rat Pack,
Hollywood, Vegas, the Mob, beatniks, and Marilyn Monroe.
» Buy it at Lulu.com as a paperback (I make the most money from you buying the paperback there) or a download, or from Amazon.com as a paperback.
- Lesbian Camp Girls, a porn novel I wrote as a sort of homage to the trashy porn paperbacks
of the late 1970s.
» Buy it at Lulu.com as a paperback ($11.99) or a download ($1.50). It must be said: Adults only!
- Too Beautiful and Other Stories,
my first collection of erotic stories (originally published by Masquerade Books in 1999) with additional work in this second edition,
published by Cleis Press in 2001.
» Buy it at Amazon.com.
- How I Adore You, my second collection of erotic stories, published by Cleis Press in 2001.
» Buy it at Amazon.com.
Read my writing:
The Larry Lea Halloween action:
...and the "Basic Instinct" protests:
I used to do contact improvisation
and other dance and performance art. Among the performing I used to do,
I was the semi-regular opening act for a group called The Bobs. I wrote
a song called "Be My Yoko" that they recorded.
I went to the University of Texas and wrote movie reviews for the Daily Texan in the 1970s
I went to
Clear Lake High School in
the pit of horror that is the Clear Lake (Tex.) area:
I was a terrible Little Leaguer in Edwardsville, Ill.
- the British Mark Pritchard who records electronica
with Tom Middleton.
- a different British Mark Pritchard who is a singer-songwriter
in the U.K.
- still another Mark Pritchard from the U.K. who is a conservative member of Parliament
- an Australian Mark Pritchard who renamed himself Beelzebub or Belzebuub and is the secretive center of a esoteric sect that claims to teach "astral travel" and "tantrism"
- the Mark Pritchard who lives in the U.K. and still works for BEA, my former
employer. We used to get email for each other all the time.
- the Mark Pritchard who is a TV producer in L.A. and owns the markpritchard.us domain.
- the Mark Pritchard from Australia who contributed to a
book on Borland Special Edition Using Delphi 3.
- A Mark Pritchard in L.A. who has a video podcast.
- a "developer of homes" in Austin, Tx., though I went to college in Austin.
- any of the people on the web called Mark A. Pritchard. My middle initial is A but I never use it.
- any of the Mark Pritchards who live in the U.K., Australia or other
English-speaking lands, where Pritchard is a fairly common surname
-- including the U.K. Mark Pritchard who wrote
book on learning to drive