Mark was first published at the ripe old age of eight, when a local newspaper published his review of Disney on Ice. The next time his name was in print was a life time later at the age of fifteen, when a national magazine ran his review of the Commodore 64. It was downhill from there, picking up a weekly column in the Sunday Times which funded a rather noncommittal path through university, studying a wide range of topics from Robotics, Anthropology, Philosophy.Computer Science, Psychology.
In fact so many subjects were studied he was eligible for graduation at the end of his second year, based purely on attendance.
He finally left and joined the corporate world before realizing work isn't that much fun, and going back to study. Further writing followed with regular columns for various technology magazines and newspapers around the country. Then as the reality of permanent food and shelter began to bare its teeth, another attempt at the corporate world beckoned as a technical writer, which turned out okay. Shifting from technology companies to resource companies provided the opportunity to travel and live in some desolate and exotic locations where the locals don't like you much.
In 2011, he decided that these shells of books that had been lying around for the last twenty years needed to be finished or burnt. Since no matches were at hand, he finished them and has been releasing them at a consistent rate since.
He's not sure if any of them are any good, but did his best and was relieved to see them out the door, much like a teenager who has overstayed their welcome.
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Book three of the award-winning Tesla Evolution.
In war there are no winners, and everything has its price. Through improbable achievements and desperate sacrifice, Sebastian and Melanie turn to a dark future where the only choice is to soldier on, even if it costs everything.
Book two of the Tesla Evolution. Awarded runner-up in the 2014 SPR Full Moon Science Fiction Awards.
When friends fail and cities fall, when enemies grow stronger by taking everything that is treasured by the inhabitants of the Steam Academy, what is left for them to do?
A steampunk post-apocalypse adventure for teens & juveniles. Sebastian has lost his parents. Strange part-machine people have come to his quiet town to kill him. His only chance of help comes from an obscure note left by his mother: Get to the Steam Academy. Book 1 in the award-winning Tesla Evolution series.
Heat. Politics. Romance. Sand. War. Bad Coffee. It can only mean one thing. Ellen Martin is off to the Middle East. The disasters -er adventures- continue.
Beyond Belief is a dystopian alternate-reality fantasy-comedy novel. It pokes fun at many pop culture icons, and blows raspberries at government, big business and society in general.
Ellen Martin has a soaring corporate legal career in Chicago’s powerhouse firm Cowley & Tate. She is handpicked, under questionable circumstances, to perform a pro bono case in the sweltering Colombian town of Barrancabermeja. But Barranca is a place where she is not welcome and events soon conspire against her, pushing her into a downward spiral of trouble and desperation.
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