Austin, TX – Mark grew up in central Arkansas before settling in Austin, Texas, where he likes to build things and bake. His short stories have appeared in the Wisconsin Review, Optic, Twice Removed, and other journals. His work has been included in the anthology Don\’t Abuse the Muse (2004), and forthcoming in The Austin Anthology: Emerging Writers of Central Texas (2010). He has received fellowships from the Jentel Arts Residency, the Blue Mountain Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and the I-Park Artists’ Enclave. He is working on a novel.