grew up on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, NV, a very
small town that blessed him with enough quirky characters from an early
age to populate a lifetime of stories. He left the slopes of Tahoe for
the shores of the Pacific, attending college at the University of San
Diego. After graduation, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he
worked at several fledgeling dot-coms and one globally-dominating video
game company. He moved back to Northern
Nevada several years ago where he worked for the Swift
Communications family of newspapers as a columnist (writing the Planks vs. Boards column in the Tahoe and Vail papers as well as the Tahoe Powderhound newsletter) an editor (including the Sierra Sun
in his birthplace of Truckee, CA) and an online manager, until he began
teaching Composition, Fiction and Creative Writing at Truckee Meadows
Community College and Sierra Nevada College.
Mark's first collection of short stories Grind
, published by Torrey House Press is now available at your local independent bookstore and online.
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