About

theWORDwright is Mark Leichliter, a professional writer, editor, and teacher who publishes under the pseudonym Mark Hummel.

I bring more than twenty years of university teaching, editing, and writing experience to your project. I am the award-winning author of the books In the Chameleon’s Shadow and Lost & Found . I have a new book titled The Other Side forthcoming from Level Best Books in 2021. I regularly publish short fiction and essays in a variety of literary marketplaces. I have graduate and undergraduate degrees in English and have studied under celebrated writers, including John Edgar Wideman and Donald Murray.

While a faculty member, I won several teaching awards, directed a departmental Minor in Writing, and ran both a prominent writers’ conference and an author speaker series. I am the managing editor of the nonfiction magazine bioStories and I am a resident faculty member of the Jackson Hole Writers’ Conference. A majority of my clients, and many of my former students, have succeeded in establishing publishing careers. As a ghostwriter, I’ve helped a number of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and business executives reach broad audiences and lead their genres as Amazon bestsellers.

I live and work from my home in Montana.