Mark wrote his first twelve pages at the age of ten, complete with drawings of a prairie fire, Indians, and a stampede. He is the author of The Scepter and Tower Trilogy, an epic high fantasy adventure series for young adults set in a Celtic world that’s vaguely similar to earth. Through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Heritage Beacon Imprint, he’s also published two novels of Christian historical fiction set in ancient, Celtic Ireland at the time of St. Patrick.
At various times, Mark has welded rails for the railroad, inspected glass in a glass factory, given aid checks to welfare clients, and programmed micro-code for IBM. He and his wife enjoy traveling with recent visits to Japan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, France, Italy, and Switzerland. And sometimes, during his travels, story ideas will seek him out.
Mark spends most of his time at his desk writing or following his miniature Australian shepherd around the neighborhood.