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Success is a Choice

Sep 26, 2019

Mark Fauser is the author of "Because of Burt" and "Cool's Angel". He has been a television and movie actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He had parts in such shows as Jag, Evening Shade, Coach, SeaQuest, and Quantum Leap. He moved from Hollywood to Marion, Indiana in the early 2000’s and proceeded to help build up the Community School of the Arts as the Executive Director. He has continued to add value to the Marion community as the Director of Marketing for the City and currently serves as a Creative Development Consultant for Marion Community Schools. He has a love and passion for helping the community and has a desire to give back. His relationships with such stars as Jim Caviezel, Kelly Ripa, Billy Bob Thornton, and his mentor Burt Reynolds were key as he was able to get them to help the Community School of the Arts in various ways.  In 2006 he won the Marion Grant County Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award. In 2007 he won the Indiana University Public Service Award and the Grant County Community Achievement Award. He was presented with the 2011 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award for his work as a writer, actor and his leadership for the Community School of the Arts. He lives with his wife and three children in Marion, Indiana and works out of a home office that is decorated from wall-to-wall with action figures.

In today’s episode, we discuss:
  • His mentor and friend Burt Reynolds
  • The process of writing his first book
  • James Dean and the musical Cool's Angel 
  • ... and so much more!!!



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This Episode is Sponsored By MH Book Services

Mark Fauser was able to cross something off his bucket list when he wrote his book “Because of Burt”. You might be like Mark and have a book inside of you or an idea for a book but just don’t know how to bring it to fruition. Mark used MH Book Services to help make his book a reality. If you want to write a book or have a manuscript already done but don’t know what your next step should be, then I encourage you to visit They can help you with graphic design or editing. But the main thing that they do is help make the whole process easier. They can either walk you through the process or they can do the work for you so that you don’t make all the first time mistakes. 

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Thanks again for listening and remember that “Success is a choice. What choice will you make today?”