Photo by  Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |

Mark Oshiro is the Hugo finalist (in the Fan Writer category) creator of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where he analyzes book and television series unspoiled. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015 with Foz Meadows. He is the President of the Con or Bust Board of Directors. His first novel, Anger is a Gift, is a YA contemporary about queer friendship, love, and fighting police brutality, out now with Tor Teen. When he is not writing, crying on camera about fictional characters, or ruining lives at conventions, he is busy trying to fulfill his lifelong goal: to pet every dog in the world.

Mark is represented by DongWon Song of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. Please contact him for all blurb requests.

Mark's publicist at Tor Teen is Saraciea Fennel, and they can be reached at saraciea.fennell at tor dot com.  

For tour information, as well as info on how to book Mark for appearances, please see my Tour page; for all info on school visits, please visit my School Visits page.

If you are interested in Mark's services as a sensitivity reader for your project, please see his page on Sensitivity Reads for qualifications before contacting him.





5/22/2018 | Tor Teen

"Anger is a Gift is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together."―Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End

"Raw, unflinching, and full of heart. Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece." ―Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before I Let Go

"An emotional roller-coaster." ―Publishers Weekly

“A masterful debut rich with intersectional nuance and grass-roots clarity, Anger is a Gift is hella precious, hella dope.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A strong addition to the current wave of excellent social justice–themed contemporary realistic titles. Give this to fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give.”―School Library Journal (starred review)

“Oshiro’s novel asks both its characters and its readers what to do next.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"No Me Dejas"
Future Tense | Slate



"Closing the Gap: The Blurring of Fan and Professional"
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 9 (March/April 2016)

"Inferior Beasts"
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 14 (January/February 2017)

Invisible, vol. 1, edited by Jim C. Hines

Queers Destroy Science Fiction!
Non-fiction editor

Speculative Fiction 2015


Mark Reads Twilight Series

Mark Reads 'Twilight' - Digital Copy
Mark Reads 'New Moon' - Digital Copy
Mark Reads 'Eclipse' - Digital Copy
Mark Reads 'Breaking Dawn - Digital Copy

Complete Series (Paperback)


Mark Reads Harry Potter Series

Mark Reads Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone 
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Digital | Paperback

Complete Series (Digital)


Mark Watches Firefly
Digital | Paperback