Mark Flanagan


Literature Expert


B.A., English Education, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill


  • Founder and editor of Run Spot Run
  • Over 24 years of experience in content creation for digital marketing
  • Contributor to Kirkus Reviews



Mark Flanagan is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about contemporary literature for more than 12 years. Mark is the founder and book review editor for, a website dedicated to providing timely and unbiased reviews of fiction and nonfiction literature. Mark is also the founder of, a site devoted to all lovers of books and writers. His articles and reviews of contemporary literature appear in numerous newspapers and magazines, and he has been a regular contributor to Kirkus Reviews. Mark has written customer-specific content for marketing, advertising, newsletters, and websites for more than 24 years.



Mark Flanagan earned a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in English Education from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 1990.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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