Mark Wooden is a SYFY Wire Fan Creator and a writer of novels, screenplays, and short stories.
Mark is the son of a sharecropper (not really, but he likes “The Jeffersons”) who has actively pursued 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 the Frank Miller-created assassin named Elektra.
Mark mines his two decades of experiences as a video director of live events (concerts and corporate) to instill humanity into the vampires, demons, and other creatures of his self-published “Shadowdance” urban fantasy saga.
"Fall to Grace," a short story from his "Shadowdance" series, was a quarterfinalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest. "For Her Sins," the second novel in the saga, was a Quarterfinalist in the 2018 ScreenCraft Cinematic Novel contest.
Outside of his self-published works, Mark wrote for EA Games's “Quiz Show.” He also wrote the short film, "Reload: Two in the Chamber" for Focused In Entertainment.