Mark was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1977.  He attended university in the USA, lived there, then returned and worked as a high school teacher before getting into writing and publishing. He chose fantasy because it’s the best way of telling the truth, without telling the truth. He’s fascinated by old things and forgotten myths.

His interest in genre fiction began with David Eddings’ Belgariad series, and he kept reading. He loves both sci-fi and fantasy, claiming his greatest influences as Iain M. Banks, Robert Jordan, Kim Stanley Robinson and Dan Simmons.

Mark lives in Auckland with his coffee machine, his wife and two children. 

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