Born in Texas, Mark grew up in Mississippi, a state with a well-deserved reputation for producing writers. You can find a list here, including William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, John Grisham, Stephen Ambrose, Margaret Walker Alexander, Martin Hegwood, etc., etc..
That list does not, however, include Mark's father, W. A. "Tex" Johnson, who wrote under the name "William Allen." Tex's novel, "Sand Dreams," was published in 1995 by Commonwealth Publications.
More about Mark . . .
Mark holds a B.S. degree from Belhaven College and a J.D. from Ole Miss. Mark has worked as an attorney, auditor, manager, investigator, budget analyst, editor, and writer. He currently serves as Chairman of the Mississippi Public Employees Credit Union, and has served as President of the Jackson Chapter of AGA (Association of Government Accountants) and Local Secretary of Mississippi Mensa. He has edited Mensassippian, the newsletter of Mississippi Mensa, and Dragonlaugh, an online zine from the turn of the century named to Writer's Digest's "Fifty Best Places to be Published Online" in 2001.
Most importantly, Mark is married to the former Helene Metz and they have two sons, Benjamin and Andrew.
Some Offline Writings
Online ( or once online) fiction
An Exceedingly Pious Man, Gryphonwood - A World of Fantasy
The Day Before Halloween, Planet Relish
What Sayest Thou?, Dragonlaugh
The Manticore Incident, McCann's Planet Magazine
Fate's Never Been Fair, Mandrake Fiction Journal
Contributor to Damned in Dixie, an anthology of Southern horror.
The Sapphire of Tears, Shadow Sword
To See, or Not to See, Gambit
St. Leroy and the Dragon, Shadow Sword
The Accused, Diaries of the Damned
The Watcher, Phantasm
A Circle in Time, Spellbound
The Nightmare, The Twilight Garden
The Devil's Law Dictionary, Satire
The Gift, the kore
More than fifty columns and/or nonfiction articles in Mensassippian, the newsletter of Mississippi Mensa.