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Meet Macon. Tattoo artist. Runner. Father of one. He travels to San Diego to run his first marathon.

During the darkness of a predawn shake-out run, Macon is kidnapped by a bizarre family raising their twin children in a Tijuana to San Diego drug tunnel. His strength gets tested in more ways than any marathon ever could. 

26.2 miles never hurt like this.

The title is based on the phrase, "Mother is the name for God on the lips of all children" and the content is based on an actual run on a dark, San Diego trail.  On the Lips of Children has become an amazon best selling horror novel.

Here's what others have said:

"Mark Mathews' On the Lips of Children is a fast-paced, sleek rush of a novel. It takes off like a runner out of the blocks from the opening graphs." ~ John F.D. Taff, author of Little Deaths

"Excellent horror story for runners" Blogger 'Detroit Runner"

"A very dark read that will haunt you on your next dark run! Not for everyone ... but I could not put it down! Mark nails the runner's mentality and how a hard run at a time you should be tapering can lead to more trouble than ruining your race"  Randy Step, co-owner of Running Fit

"One of the scariest novels I've read this year." ~ Alicia Banks, The Horror News Network

"The only thing bad about this book, is that it had to end! A raw, adrenaline filled ride about what lengths a person will go to to save the ones they love. It will keep you glued to the pages until the very end." ~ The Kindle Book Review 

“After reading just the first few pages, I found myself bound and trapped into reading this thriller.  Like the running drug itself, this story will leave your veins pulsing and wanting more with each turn of the page.” ~Farra Rust, Ultra-Marathoner


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If you haven't bought this book yet, don't think twice! It's great!

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