As a young boy growing up in the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Mark spent most of his youth roaming the surrounding hills looking for the next perfect fly fishing opportunity. His love of nature and the outdoors influenced his education and Mark went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Windsor and a graduate diploma in Environmental Toxicology from Simon Fraser University. Mark's past has been a montage of different careers, including security guard, chef and snowboard instructor. After spending time traveling the South Pacific and a year working in Australia, Mark returned to Canada to take a position as a scientist in the Canadian Government. More than twenty-five years later, Mark is still doing the work he loves. Now a senior scientist, Mark conducts cutting edge research on new and emerging environmental issues. He has traveled the globe extensively speaking at scientific conferences and presenting his research. Mark has published many scientific papers but The Convergence Series represents his first fiction. When asked what made him want to write fiction, Mark replied "Because my boys asked me to." Mark still resides in British Columbia with his two sons, where they enjoy trolling the waters of the Pacific Northwest in search of that elusive Tyee.