Mark loves stories that make you laugh, think or dream. He spends a lot of time in his imagination and relishes the challenge of creating picture books for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. Over the years Mark has worn many hats including milk boy, barman, singer/songwriter, music consultant and copywriter. These days, when he is not writing or playing with his son Linden, Mark is often busy running Dreamboat Books, an independent publishing business established with his wife and creative partner Rowan for the purpose of publishing their own work. Mark's fourth book, Baa Baa Smart Sheep, was a recipient of the NZ Post Children's Choice Award.