lives at Haumoana, a small settlement close to the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers on the east coast of New Zealand.
He is a veterinarian, which explains his desire to write stories based on unique animal characters. Aside from that aspect, hard science fiction is his subgenre—the science and the characters must be plausible.
Mark’s hobbies include running, weight training and beach fishing—he is an established fishing writer in New Zealand. This fondness for physical activity and the outdoor life is reflected in his writing, which features fast-paced action and characters who make things happen. A writer who is physically active may seem unlikely to some readers. Is it not true that well-known writers are as well known for their unhealthy lifestyles as their writing? That’s the perception, but Mark believes there is nothing like hitting the outdoors or shifting some iron after looking at a computer screen for several hours.