Born in Toronto, and raised in the farm country of southwestern Ontario, Mark graduated from the University of Western Ontario and spent two years travelling and absorbing the cultural riches of Europe, Africa and the middle east.
Upon returning to Canada, he pursued a career in education, having held tenure at four different Canadian colleges. He married and raised two children in a small town near Toronto during that time.
He has been a writer since high school, publishing poetry, short stories, three fiction novels, and a three-act play. He is presently working on a new novel