About Mark Bergin

Photo by Jim Craige Photography  www.jimprophoto.com
Photo by Jim Craige Photography http://www.jimprophoto.com

Mark Bergin retired from the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department as a Lieutenant in 2014 after 28 years and, in the end, two heart attacks. (He died both times. See April 2015 blog). He was twice named Police Officer of the Year, for drug and robbery investigations, and served in most of the posts described in his 2019 debut novel APPREHENSION.  Prior to police service he was a newspaper reporter in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Northern Virginia, where he earned the Virginia Press Association Award for General News Reporting.

APPREHENSION won an award in 2022 from the Public Safety Writers Association and was a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award at the Killer Nashville conference in 2021.

A graduate of Boston University, he splits his time between Alexandria and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with his wife and a not-so new dog.

Reach him via the Contact Me page or at berginwriter@gmail.com.

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