Mark McCabe was born in Brisbane, Australia, later moved to Sydney and then to Canberra, the Australian capital city, where he completed a career in the Australian Government and Australian Capital Territory's public service agencies.
Upon retiring, Mark and his family moved to New Zealand and took up residence near Dunedin.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Classics, Latin and English from the Australian National University.
Mark's favoured genres are fantasy (predominantly epic and high fantasy) and science fiction, although he does hope to write a series of crime novels at some stage in the future. He cites Robert Jordan, David Gemmell, Jack Vance and Ursula Le Guin as key inspirations and influences.
In his spare time, Mark is an amateur photographer and a keen student of the classics, with a particular focus on Rome as well as ancient myths and legends such as the Trojan Cycle.
Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Adventure, Sword & Sorcery
Mark McCabe's high fantasy series, Chronicles of the Ilaroi, tells the tale of a young girl who is abducted and taken to a strange world by the minions of a dark wizard.
Chronicles of the Ilaroi
* As Fire is to Gold (Book 1)
* When All the Leaves Have Fallen (Book 2)