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 Meredith

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