• Retribution Times Two

    WINNER (Tie): Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Action/Adventure for 2023

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    What if the U.S. faced two simultaneous terrorist attacks—and only two American scientists and a Russian spy can save  the planet from nuclear Armageddon?

    Retribution Times Two is terrific. I read the script watching for problems in characterization, dialogue, plot developments, pacing. I didn’t find any…I was absorbed in the story from start to finish.”

    Bill Thompson
    Former Editor for Stephen King and John Grisham

  • White Thaw

    Kirkus review:

    “In Tag’s thriller, a scientist [Dr. Linda Kipling] learns that Nazis are planning a return to power with an attack of worldwide proportions—and that her family in Colombia may be behind it all…It may seem that the author is setting up a preachy environmental message on climate change, but he instead dishes out a solid thriller rife with action and suspense. Parts are reminiscent of a murder mystery…Other scenes smolder with tension…Anticipation is at full steam for most of the story…Kipling’s a worthy protagonist, and she and Silverstein, featured in Tag’s prior novels, may earn new fans. Global warming is a mere plot device for this substantial thriller.”

  • How Much Do You Love Me?

    Kirkus review:

    “In Tag’s historical romance, a Japanese-American woman unravels a closely guarded family secret and discovers the depths of her mother’s love… Tag handles the central theme of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II in a forthright, sensitive manner, presenting a variety of viewpoints on the moral and ethical issues involved… A poignant romance anchored by a rich cast of characters and detailed setting…”

    2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Finalist in two categories, Romance and Best Overall Design Fiction

  • Prophecy

    “Paul Mark Tag has done it again!

    In Prophecy, the second of his series of meteorological mysteries that began with Category 5, he addresses the possibility of gene-carried psychic abilities?

    Could we all become psychic, thanks to genetic engineering?

    Or could certain individuals be “reproduced” for purposes of governmental espionage?

    Tag has a special talent for making characters ring true, and for keeping you on the edge of your seat.”

    Arline Chase, Author and Publisher

  • Category 5

    “…An action-packed adventure, Category 5 is a whirlwind of a thriller that whisks the reader into the very eye of the storm. Thoroughly entertaining, you won’t be able to set the story aside until this storm blows over.”

    Bob Walch, Book Reviewer, Monterey Herald, Monterey, California

  • Errant Ricochet

    “The Errant Ricochet is a collection of Tag’s short stories, the stories that he wrote before diving into the world of full length novels…

    All are very intricately constructed…

    The style of writing reminds me so much of the late Roald Dahl.

    Tales Of The Unexpected, and Kiss Kiss, are probably the best known, and formed the basis of a BBC series.

    The writing style is very similar, particularly the sting in the tail at the end of each story.

    “From teen angst, short thrillers, maybe even a little romance, to humor and fantasy, Paul Mark Tag explores them all.”

    Simon Barrett, Blogger News Network

Scientist To Author



Paul Mark Tag received degrees in the field of Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, the last in 1977. He worked for the Naval Research Laboratory as a research scientist for over thirty years before leaving his job to write fiction fulltime. Read full story.

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