If you love mystery, suspense and humor, you'll love Mark's books for children and adults. He has won many awards for his books and stories. His favorite reward is hearing children laugh and reading positive reviews from readers.
Mark's newest book, Welcome to Monstrovia just received a great review from Kirkus and won a Silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Competition and 3rd Place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards. He loves this series about a boy who becomes the assistant to his uncle, the lawyer for mythical monsters and fictional folk in a secret sector of the United States where clients are an accused giant killer, a fire-breathing dragon and many more. In Book 2, The Case of the Disastrous Dragon, Brodie and his uncle must help a fire-breathing dragon or else?
Mark won the Teacher's Choice Award (Learning Magazine) for THE ROCKHOUND SCIENCE MYSTERIES, where kids catch crazy crooks by fun experiments like making ice pops. He won First Prize in the Florida Writers' Association competition for his comical YA horror, THE MIDNIGHT DIET CLUB, now also a great audio book. His picture books, SANTA'S SPEEDING TICKET, ALICE IN BATSYLVANIA and A BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS are loaded with fantastic illustrations by Dan Traynor as well as laughs and surprises.
Mark was editor-in-chief, and contributed stories for HOLIDAY HELPINGS, THE STORY SHOP, and CRITTER CAPERS, filled with funny and heart-warming short reads for children and families. His adult stories have won many honors and appear in various collections including the Journeys Anthologies and the Florida Writers' Association Collections.
Mark's award-winning adult books, ECTOS, THE GHOST DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT and ECTOS 2: THE BURNING, (Solstice Publishing) the suspenseful story of courageous grad students who face incredible danger while searching for love. You'll also want to read, Nightmare, Lake of the Damned, The Good Host, and Valentine for a Spy, all from Solstice. And if you believe in everlasting love, you won't want to miss The Ice Woman, a haunting story that bring tears of joy to everyone who reads it.
Mark thanks you for your support and a special thank you for those kind enough to add their reviews. "A few years ago, I got the greatest fan letter from a little boy thanking me for my ROCKHOUND detective series and ending with: "I know all authors are rich. Can I swim in your pool?" If I had one, you'd all be invited as my thank you for you kind support.