Mark is an ex-rocket scientist with a doctorate in physics, so has an unwitting talent for taking the magic out of twinkling stars, sunsets, colourful flames dancing in a roaring fire, and rainbows. However with two young children and one teen son he has been practicing storytelling for many years, before he had the idea to write it down.
His short term aims are to introduce other fathers to the world of creative storytelling, and to find his feet with short story writing. This will involve him having to appreciate that what he sees as funny does not always accord with other people's points of view. To help him with this mission he spent 2 years as treasurer of SpecFicNZ from his wobbly house in Christchurch NZ.
He has been published in Raygun Revival, Everyday Fiction, Escapepod, and Perihelion.