In October of 2018, SYFY Wire profiled Mark for both his fanfiction and original "Shadowdance" adult urban fantasy saga work on their "Fan Creator" page.
"Fall to Grace," a short story from his "Shadowdance" saga, was a Quarterfinalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story contest. "For Her Sins," the second book in the saga, is a Quarterfinalist in the 2018 ScreenCraft Cinematic Novel contest.
Mark is the son of a sharecropper (not really) actively pursuing the dream of being a Creative since his epic kindergarten work, "Ne-Ne the Vampire Panda.”
He draws inspiration from vampire slayers Buffy, Anita Blake, and Blade, decades of "Batman" and "X-Men" comic books and conspiracy epics "24" and "The X-Files." He'd be remiss if he didn't mention a certain Frank Miller-created assassin named Elektra.
Mark mines his two decades of experiences as a video director in live entertainment (concerts and corporate events) to instill humanity into the vampires, demons, werewolves, sorcerers and other creatures of his “Shadowdance” urban fantasy saga novels.
Catch author Mark Wooden’s pop culture musings on Facebook, his Thinking Out Loud blog and Twitter (@Shadowdancesaga).