Mark Manalang describes himself as a “journalist by day, novelist by night, food blogger on call, writer by calling.”

Although he started his career as a reporter, Mark began exploring his writing opportunities by launching his food blog,  “Unlimited Grub Grabs”, in 2009. He then shifted to poetry and (what seems to be) romance on Wattpad under the pen name “Tenkouken”.

He found what he believes to be his true calling when he wrote “The Seven-Day Detective” in 2015 under the #JustWritePH – For Justice Anthology. He also wrote a Christmas-themed crime story, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”. His latest project is “Sampaguita”, the first of a crime series launched under #HeistClub in 2016. All three are available on Amazon.

His current pastimes when not writing are watching J-dramas and anime, reviewing his notes, and reading “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”. He dreams of learning to dance flamenco.