About Mark

I have always loved words.

My dad says that I was quiet for the first two years of my life—but once I began to talk, I never stopped. Five decades later, my love for words has only deepened.

A dear friend once told me, “Everyone has at least one good book in them.” In 2012, after selling the software company that had consumed fifteen years of my life, my friend’s quote fuelled me to embark on my next ambitious venture: writing my debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine.

Two books and eleven years later, I’ve learned that I love the craft of writing as much as the words themselves. I love drafting, re-drafting, editing, proofreading, and connecting with readers. I love public readings, workshops, courses, and networking with other writers. And I also love helping other authors bring their words to life—by providing book design and consultation services.

I also aspire to teach creative writing, which has led me to a second round of post-secondary education—twenty-five years after completing my first. I am ion the homestretch of a Bachelor of Arts degree (in English and Creative Writing) at the University of British Columbia, and this summer I will begin a Creative Nonfiction MFA program at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

I am fortunate to live in a very bookish family—all four of us are writers, and my wife, Sheila Cameron, is also a professional editor.

To gain a more complete picture of me, please visit my somewhat outdated blog (I intend to resume blogging soon!). Or feel free to reach out to me via my contact page. I’d love to hear from you!