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Munching On The Sun: COMING SEPTEMBER 2018
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writer :
Mark Oleksiw
Mark Paul Oleksiw, Author

The Boys Who Danced with the Moon (AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE)

Can you ever escape the past? Kiran Wells, a mid-30’s professional living on the West Coast, thought he was safe until an anonymous letter arrives from his hometown. Its only contents- an old newspaper clipping about a drowning twenty years earlier. Leaving career and friends behind, Kiran returns to the place of his youth to find the conjurer of his past.

Kiran is a quiet and shy teenager with a taste for alternative music growing up in a suburban northern town during the mid-80's. The arrival of two students, the confident and rebellious Marius and the naive, cloak-wearing Moony, awaken Kiran. On the eve of graduation, fate turns the volume off in Kiran’s world and his memory fades to black.

Returning to his hometown, Kiran is forced to confront the demons that haunt him. His future depends on whatever hope he has left and the life or death decision he must ultimately make. Will he hear the music again?

The Boys Who Danced with the Moon is a coming of age tale of friendship, youth, and love.

Munching On The Sun (SEPTEMBER 2018)

The shadow of Lukas Wunand’s darkened soul haunts the Faculty of Business at prestigious St. Peter’s University. Lukas is both an icon and enigma to his fellow students. One morning, Lukas sees a girl from his early teens, Kara. Or does he? Long buried emotions begin to rise. On a campus unnerved by a string of unsolved assaults against women, Lukas’ behavior grows more anarchic and worrisome to friends as graduation approaches. What hold does the mere memory of Kara have on Lukas?

The story of Lukas Wunand does not begin nor end with his climatic, drunken and bloodied one-man performance on a theatre stage in the wee hours of the morning. It begins with the hauntingly beautiful story of a young Lukas and the Hindi girl who one day shone a light into his soul.

Can Lukas’ friends put the pieces together and save Lucas before it is too late or is Lukas doomed?

Munching on the Sun is more than a story of an idealist trying to survive. Lukas’ tale of redemption, forgiveness, and love will steal your soul.


Born in the late 60’s, Mark Paul Oleksiw grew up in the suburbs of Montreal hoping to be one of The Three Investigators. Influenced by guitar bands, all things satirical and of course, books that made him wonder, he did manage to graduate from McGill University. Mark still lives in his hometown with his wife, three teenage boys, and cat. And yes, his music is still too loud and he still daydreams a little too often.

The Boys Who Danced with the Moon is his debut novel. You can learn more about Mark and his upcoming novels at or by following him on twitter@markpauloleksiw.

This writer is looking for an agent
Writing, Fiction writing
General fiction, Juvenile fiction, Young Adult, Literary fiction
The Boys Who Danced with the Moon: Young Adult Fiction: AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 9th, 2018
Munching on The Sun (Novel 82,000 words): Young Adult Fiction: AVAILABLE SUMMER 2018
Time's Musicians (In progress)- SPRING 2019
The Boys Who Danced with the Moon (Young Adult Fiction 72,000 words)- AVAILABLE in ebook and paperback
Munching on the Sun (Young Adult Fiction 82,000 words)- AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2018 in ebook and paperback
Editor, University satirical monthly magazine (McGill University)
Lecturer McGill University (7+ years)
Created case studies, exams for over 10 years for McGill University and Canadian Order of Chartered Accountants
Chief Financial Officer, pharma and software industry