Mark Seinfelt is the author of several books. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University, where he received the Henry Sams Memorial Award for his thesis and where he studied under critically acclaimed author and Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award winner Paul West and novelist and screenwriter Robert C.S. Downs. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where he worked with the noted fiction writer, philosopher, and essayist William H. Gass, who served as chairman of his dissertation committee. Seinfelt's fiction and non-fiction has been featured in numerous publications. Currently he resides in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.