Mark R Hunter's first novel, the romantic comedy Storm Chaser, was published by Whiskey Creek Press in 2011, and in 2012 the same publisher released his related e-book collection, Storm Chaser Shorts. Also that year, a humor piece by Mark was including in the anthology My Funny Valentine.
In July, 2013, Mark self-published a local history book, Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So With the Albion Fire Department. The next year two books came out: The YA humor-adventure The No-Campfire Girls, and a sequel to Storm Chaser, The Notorious Ian Grant.
His humor column, Slightly Off the Mark, has appeared for over two decades, and is now printed monthly in the Kendallville Mall. That led to the book Slightly Off the Mark, which was published in 2015. He also had a humor piece in the anthology My Funny Valentine, and a short story in the anthology Strange Portals.
For two decades Mark R Hunter has been an emergency dispatcher for the Noble County Sheriff Department. He's served over 30 years as a volunteer for the Albion Fire Department, holding such positions as safety officer, training officer, secretary, and public information officer. He also has done public relations writing for the Noble County Relay For Life, among other organizations, and served two terms on the Albion Town Council. When asked if he has any free time, he laughs hysterically.
Mark lives in Albion, Indiana, with his wife and editor Emily, a cowardly ball python named Lucius, and a loving, scary dog named Beowulf. He has two daughters and twin grandsons, and so naturally is considering writing a children's book. He can be found online at www.markrhunter.com.