Mark Tompkins on his first novel "The Last Days of Magic"

Feb 29, 2016

Mark Tompkins' first novel "The Last Days of Magic" comes out on March 1.

For the longest time, Aspen resident Mark Tompkins wanted to write a novel. Though his money came from real estate, he had creative pursuits as well. He wrote poetry. He was a professional photographer. But in 2013, he finished the first draft of his book. “The Last Days of Magic” will be released next week, and a release party is being held on Thursday at Explore Booksellers.