8Grand Publications Announces Upcoming Novel that Explores Race and Police Brutality

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A novelist takes his love of writing into a form of activism, hoping his stories can help frame and illuminate persistent injustices in the world.

“Hardly a month goes by where I don’t see a news story regarding prejudice against black Americans,” says author Mark M. Bello.

Author Mark M. Bello has turned his love of writing into a form of activism, hoping his stories can help frame and illuminate persistent injustices in the world. Having tackled sexual abuse, immigration, and domestic terrorism in his first three novels, Mark began searching for inspiration once more.

“Hardly a month goes by where I don’t see a news story regarding prejudice against black Americans,” said Bello. “Of course, this has been happening in various forms for our nation’s entire history; but in recent years, the problem seems to be escalating when it should be diminishing.”

In a recent blog, Mark addresses last week’s shooting in Pennsylvania and looks at the surrounding circumstances. His pending fourth novel Betrayal in Black does the same on a larger scale.

“While the story itself is fictional, I have taken inspiration from a number of cases similar to the one last week. For those who follow such news stories, the plot will seem all too real. The benefit to fictionalizing amalgamations of real-life circumstances is that I have been able to select the best components for storytelling while also taking a deep dive into real issues. In every case, there are innumerable factors inherent – the races of the victims and officers, if the victim was armed, what the cops chose to believe about him/her, the use of intimidation, etcetera. With fiction, I can explore each of those factors and perhaps ascertain with the reader why such events continue in reality.”

Betrayal in Black is tentatively slated for publication early next year. However, in the meantime, be sure to read Mr. Bello’s first three novels – Betrayal of Faith, Betrayal of Justice, and Betrayal in Blue (coming late summer/early fall).-

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