Munching on the Sun


Product Details

Mark Paul Oleksiw
Publish Date
September 06, 2018
5.51 X 0.67 X 8.5 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Paul Oleksiw loves to write, always has and always will. It started with his first composition class when he was 7. Many moons, experiences and zany characters later, his first novel, the coming of age tale of a 1980's music-loving teen, The Boys Who Danced with the Moon is entertaining and hopefully inspiring readers. His works are based on his fascination with offbeat characters, the challenges of growing up and the search for, well, you will just have to find out! His second novel, Munching on the Sun, is inspired by his love of a music and literature. It is a tribute to idealists trying to survive an imperfect world. His most recent and most challenging work, Time's Musicians, is the tale of outcasts as heroes and the comic book creator haunted and defined by his childhood friends. It is a coming-of-age story told in the form of a psychological thriller. Born in the suburbs of Montreal in the late 1960's, Mark survived the cold winters and a career in the business world. In between, he graduated from McGill University, where he was co-editor of his faculty's satirical and sometimes politically incorrect monthly magazine. Mark grew up a fan of guitar-driven music, great lyrics and was grunge before grunge, at least in his mind. Mark lives in the western part of his hometown with his wife, three teenage sons, and cat. When not working on a novel, he is listening to music, daydreaming or just being mischievous. You can find out what Mark is up to by checking out his website, or following him at https: //


"While the love-story-gone-wrong elements of the novel are quotidian, they are dressed in remarkable prose and ably convey the high stakes for Lukas, his friends, and his family."

"Munching on the Sun encapsulates what it is like to have big questions about life while you're falling in love and growing up." - Foreward Clarion Review (4 STARS)

It is said a life without hope is a fate worse than death. Author Mark Paul Oleksiw takes a colorful cast on a VI Act journey towards reclaiming the beauty of life in the unusual novel, MUNCHING ON THE SUN." -Cristina Salat for IndieReader

"I don't think I can put into words how blessed I feel to have requested this book, it has ultimately taken a piece of my Heart and tucked it within it's pages. It is without a doubt one of the most sophisticated YA novels that I've read, dealing with some serious topics. The author never put a foot wrong and I can't recommend this book enough (although it pains me to share). " - A NetGalley Reviewer

"Oleksiw's work is certainly original. The events that Lukas experiences in the novel are both relatable and realistic, and they will resonate with readers."- The Booklife Prize.