Mark was born in Oxford, England, and moved to Canada in 1980, where he settled in Mississauga for nine months before moving to Kingston. He earned a degree from the Department of Film Studies at Queen’s University in 1985.
Mark is the author of two poetry collections — The Landing, winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Some Late Adventure of the Feelings. He has also written a book of short stories, Bull, and The Border Guards, a novel/thriller that was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award. The Carnivore, his most recent novel, is a narrative of disaster and betrayal, set in the Toronto of 1954 and 2004.
In addition to writing the best real estate copy in the country, Mark is a former Kingston WritersFest board member, and provides his invaluable insight on the program advisory of Kingston WritersFest.